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Hello....I'm pretty new to this website even though I joined a few months ago. Have a 156 Selespeed from new since 2001. No problems except for a dead alternator after year! Since then touch wood! Only gripe now is that oil consumption is way too high since I started using it on the motorway. Thinking of taking it off the main dealer Desira in Southgate, North London because their service is so poor. Anyone been to Veloces in New Barnet? Any recommendations?
 
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Re: 156 owner

Hi Kevin,

I don't know what happened to our usual welcoming committee, but let me say that we're glad to have you join our nutty little community. It also falls on me to post the obligatory request for pictures of your Alfa, so here goes: please submit photos of your car for our customary inspection process.

I can't help you with the garage recommendation, but if my memory serves me correctly, I think Veloces has a pretty decent reputation. (It really is sad that I know garage reputations in foreign countries. I think it means I've been around here WAY too long. ). A quick search of past threads will give you a better sense of what people think of the place. I know it has been discussed in the past.
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Well spotted Toronto.

Veloces seem pretty clued up - I have a friend who uses them. There are many other specialists in and around London as well. Here is a selection, but I hasten to add I have not used any of them I am from oop North.


There is AutoDelta at NW10 6ST
020 8838 3535
www.autodelta.co.uk

Continental Cars at N7 0ED
020 7272 4161

K&L Autos at NW11 8LA
020 8458 3879

Lombarda at W10 6HN
020 7243 0636
www.alfaromeolombarda.co.uk

Proietti at N7 9BJ
020 7607 0798

Alfaman Limited.
NW10 6HJ. 020 8961 6566
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Welcome to AO - another satisfied Selespeed owner

What grade of oil are you using. It's a common complaint about high oil consumption during motorway driving.
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Welcome to our place, Kevin. The Alfaowners place...
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Sorry I'm late.... horrendous problems getting on the site yesterday....

Anyway, welcome to AO Kevin

Don't forget to post piccies of your car.....



(Unfortunately, I can't make any recommendations about garages in N London, as I live on the south coast)
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Welcome Kevin

Another to add to the list is Alfarama in Stanmore 0208 951 4100, highly recommended by me
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Cheers guys. Will try Veloces as it is closest to home. Will also get some pics of the car. Nice to feel welcomed!

P/S Using Selenia 20K as recommeded

 
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