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greetings and salutations one and all,
i have owned my gtv for two days and i am itching to get out in it
but i have to wait for my insurance to come thru so i can put some tax on it. if it is as much fun to drive as i have been told then yippee!
i am aware of the potencial problems with the suspension but understand that a set of powerflex bushes can help. i have also been told to keep an eye on the oil level as it can drop all of a sudden for no reason, and to get the cam belt changed every 32,000 miles, seems a bit frequent to me is this correct? if anybody knows of anything else i should look out for i would love to here.
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Hi Dapster. Welcome to AO.

The cam belt, balance belt, auxiliary belt and their respective tensioners should be changed every 3 years or 36,000 miles, which ever comes sooner.

Expect to pay £4-500 at a good independent Alfa specialist.
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thanks for that, it is the best car i have driven and i am enjoying every mile(when i can get the keys off my wife) do you know if running it on super unleaded makes agreat deal of difference to the performance?
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I doubt it. It's something I've never bothered with.
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thanks for that, it is the best car i have driven and i am enjoying every mile(when i can get the keys off my wife) do you know if running it on super unleaded makes agreat deal of difference to the performance?

Welcome Dapster,
With regards to the petrol, i've tried it in my 156 and the only difference i saw was in my wallet , waste of money really, I just use the normal stuff now
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