Some of you may have seen I have just bought a spares GTV for a song but it maybe possible to save it with a little work. It would need a cambelt (and balance belt) change soon (last change in April 2011) so I am just wondering on the costs involved. I have tried searching the forum but there seems to be an overwhelming number of people trying to DIY the V6 and none really for a twinny!
My Spider will need this doing in summer next year, so I'm thinking the tool cost will effectively be shared between two jobs (maybe more in the future), so my questions are, on top of a Dayco Cam and Balance Belt kit, what else would be needed and also what do people recommended is also done on top of the necessary (looking for an actual detail breakdown really as I am doing man maths on saving vs breaking it!)?
What extra tools are needed except for a good toolkit and the cam locks??
Tools, all depends on what you have already but at the minimum a tdi guage, cam locks and guage holder.
After that you've got the cam belt, aux belt and balance, water pump, maybe there variator, 2x aux belt tensioners, timing belt tensioner and idler and balance belt tensioner.
So at least 200 pounds for the parts, add more if it's rattling and needs a variator and that's before buying the tools.
If it was me, I'd do what you originally intended to do and use it for spares, putting the saved money towards the spider, or sell the gtv, to someone who wants it as a project. Or a spares car. Get one car as good as it can get before trying to save another alfa.
Would you rather 2 ok 916's or one great one?
I'd be going for the latter.