Just signed up and thought i would say hello.
Got a 147 2.0 TS Lusso had it since new in 04 from Gibraltar as a UK Spec import - Saved best part of £6k on list from a UK Dealer.
Found this site when looking for cheap servicing as minen now needs the big cambelt service now Alfa in their wisdom dropped it to 36k.
Main dealer wanted £800.
Booked in at a local specialist for full 36k service and cambelt for £490 all with genuine Alfa parts. Not to bad, i think.
Also having probs with temp gauage. normally it sits on the 90 oC but yesterday it started to rise to about 120 oC and then dropped back to 90oC. It only happens after about 15 - 20 mins of driving.
There no coolant leak and the oil level is fine.
One thing i have noticed is on the coolant tank the feed at the top nearest the bulkhead, where the feed comes from the thermastat ( i think !!!).
When the engine is running should coolant be flowing through this 'cause at the moment it aint !!.
Could it be the water pump or the thermastat ??
Makes sense to get the water pump changed when the cam belt is done !!
Can any one help??