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hi guys I have a alfa 147 selespeed which I have just bought recently (5 days ago) it is a 03 reg with 110,000 miles am not sure if it needs a cambelt change but it sounds like a diesel on startup which is probably due to the cam variator does this mean it has not been changed. anyhow I am looking for a good alfa specialist in liverpool area can anyone help.
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Try Alfatune in St Helens or Allitalia in Wrexham. AR specialists are few and far between in Liverpool
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thanks for the help of anyone else can help me please let me know.
my car is with a mechanic at the moment because the gearbox was badly leaking it been with them for 4 days now the man tells me he is waiting for alfa to send him a tool so he can take the pump off the selespeed or something he needs the tool so the pump does not break is there pump. after this he gonna open the gearbox and fix the seal I am being charged 300 pounds. is this a fair price and is there any truth behind what he tells me regarding the tool
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can anyone help plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Re: cambelt change

Amir,
You'd be mad not to replace the cambelt and associated parts. At your mileage it should have been changed at least twice.
Use a recommended independent alfa garage, to avoid any excuses about tools etc.. (It's surely the garages problem and not yours, if they didn't have the correct tools they should not have told you it could be done!)
If your convinced you are being wripped off contact an alfa specialist and get a quote, 2 if possible. If they are a lot less than your £300, contact 'trading standards', you do have rights and they will be happy to help.. it's what there paid for!
Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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thanks thats great advice. I will keep you guys posted.
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hey guys I got my car back today after 10 days.
they have fixed my gearbox and hand brake cable car seems fine now.
before when we were talking about the cambelt I am sure it has been changed atleast 2-3 times any how I Was charged 310 pounds for the work.
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