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As the title says and the reminder tells me to do this is my hello post! I've got a '99 159 2.0TS Selespeed in red which compliments my Lotus Elise 111s nicely. I use the Alfa everyday for my daily commute and the Lotus on high days and holidays.

I do need some help, however, the Alfa is coming up to 72,000 miles and needs a cambelt change, my local stealer (portsmouth) wants 750 (a third the value of the car! ). Can the work be done myself and how 'simple' is it noting that Haynes don't do a manual!

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hi Andrew, welcome to the forum
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Hi, you probably have a 156 (not 159)

You can do the work yourself if you're handy with the spanners, however, if you do it wrong you'll need a new engine. Why not look around for an Alfa specialist who would charge a lot less.
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Having just read some of the technical thread I think you're probably right Rob. I'll do some research for West Sussex / Hampshire specialists. I think I'd be happy to pay £3-400 but not nearly £800!
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