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Just purchased a GTV - First service checks?

Hi all - I have just purchased a 1998 GTV 2.0 Twin Spark

The car has travelled 143,000km and has had the following items replaced by the previous owner at 105,000kms: cambelt, clutch, thermostat, idlers, tensioners, water pump, balance shaft belt, clutch slave cylinder and gear selector bush.

I want to get it serviced so that I know where I stand. Is there anything that you would recommend I have my mechanic check for?

Also - There is a noticeable road noise rumble coming from the rear especially over rough surfaces. I have read that rear suspension bushes may be an issue...?

Any suggestions would be greatly recommended.
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1) Suspension bushes - but you have got that on your list already
2) Wheel alignment - even cheap tyres for GTV are relatively expensive (consider swapping rear to front depending on wear)
3) Brake discs and pads - discs frequently can be warped
4) Handbrake - often needs adjusting for lever travel and brake efficiency

Get it done by an independent Alfa specialist.
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Check your lower rear spring rubbers to see if they are missing.. Sounds stupid but I had a similar noise from the rear and found that mine were missing...so the car was creaking/rumbling at low mph,and made noise over rougher road surfaces.
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