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I have just taken ownership of a 1997 spider T/S 16v....I bought this car for my wife but i am totally besotted with this little car....the noise from the engine is superb....I know very little about Alfa's apart from they used to rust terribly and they have great engines....
I picked the car up on a whim....went to a local garage for a car wash for my merc and there it was!!, asked him how much and he said "about 4k"....after thinking it must have mega miles for that money i was surprised it only had 50K, FSH and silver....I got it for 3600...looking at the A/R service record books it had only done 1438 miles in the first 6 years...unbelievable!! but confirmed with all the previous MOT's and service history ...
Car is going for a cam belt/oil change next week just to keep my mind at rest...cam belts(was told there is 2 to change)=23 for both, oil ( semi synth) 9.00 and oil filter 4 all from my local motor factor, all off the shelf....who said owning an Alfa was an expensive hobby??
The car is absolutely minted and i'm well happy...the merc hasn't turned a wheel since we picked up the spider...
Just need to make some more excuses to use it.....like " the merc is busted" or something....
Anyway , hi to all from a happy new Alfa owner
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welcome to AO dude...any pics of ur spider ?



 
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Hi D3HWT. Welcome to AO.

Make sure you get the tensioners changed as well as the belts as they are prone to failure.
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Welcome to the world of Alfa
Like you i am besotted with my *****
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Like you i am besotted with my *****

Nooo - the sin of Sins, why it was right in the first sentence....

For punishment read your Bonnet Badge 500 times ;-)

D3HWT - welcome and enjoy... apart from the cam belts the spider has a tendancy to wear through rear suspension trailing arm bushes... Get them looked at too. My uncles cost him a fortune as the bush had worn through and had worn the subframe..

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Thanks a lot,

cambelts, tensioners and rear suspension....the rear bushes were done last year according to the service history...

Cheers for the info
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welcome to AO give the wife the merc
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