Re: 147 1.6 T-Spark Cambelt gone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think the dealer could and should be leaned on for not warning you about the 36K thing. Perhaps officially, Alfa have only recently amended the belt change mileage, but this has been a well known issue for a long time, with Alfa, the dealers and the owners too. As long as 3 years ago when I had my 36,000 service performed by a dealer, I was warned (I knew anyway) by them that Alfa's policy was now to 'check the condition' of the cambelt, which would need removing to do so. Of course, you don't put back an old cambelt, so they replaced it. I paid an extra £100 (from memory) on top of the service for this 'check' (cambelt change!) I blame your dealer, complain (nicely) and if you get short shrift, take it up with Alfa UK.