Re: ***** 147 - The car you love & hate
Sorry to hear about your woes 'greyboy', but darn that is a useful thread. I joined the forum because my 147 is due its annual service and I can't tell from service book if the cambelt was changed at 36k or not (I also bought mine in Oct 2006 / is a 2.0 Lusso and has red leather interior. Spooky... or maybe just a few of those on the road).
Have tried to track down the garage that did the 36k service (no longer in existence), so really don't know if cambelt was changed or not. Tried the dealer I bought it from. They don't have any record, so couldn't help.
My car has now done 52k so will just bite the bullet and get it done.
Thanks for the post. Very helpful (and to the replies).
ps aside from the cambelt mystery everything else going great on mine (... aside from the old 'rear fog light' failure light. Don't think I have ever turned them on, so not quite sure what that is about).
pps other posts about oil consumption also useful on this forum for Newbie such as me. Will bear that in mind.
ppps anyone any thoughts on what a reasonable quote from a dealer garage in London to replace the cambelt is? I have had a couple of quotes (£355 and £c650???? WTF??)