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Got my first 'proper' Alfa...

Having owned a 147 1.6 since October and it being really quite reliable and fun (aside from going through a couple of engine pulleys, some rusty sills and liking oil), I decided I wanted a proper Alfa...i.e. a V6

So just bought one.
110k miles, dubious recent history so didn't know anything about cambelt etc. Won eBay auction @ 3.1k. Went along, picked it up, made it from Sheffield to Braintree without a hitch. All works etc. But thought I'd do the sensible thing and got it booked in at Avanti in Ipswich (highly recommended). 1600 later with complete cambelt kit all done, plus TRW upper and lower wishbones and service, 6 iridium spark plugs, ready for LPG conversion and she's driving lovely.

I do notice a slight whine though from the engine and Avanti did have it for a's going back there in 2 weeks for underseal treatment and to sort out a missing blanking plug on a sill which is allowing water ingress.

Otherwise, she goes very nicely, sounds great (completely different to my MG KV6 ZT-T), a REAL head turner and actually really quite practical. Downsides....26mpg and not the quietest cruiser in the world- lots of road noise.
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