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just found this chap on yell.com he is experienced alfa tech and will fit timming belt kit to 2.0lt ts for £200 and on top of that he came to me i suppose you need to live near sheffield though, but have a chat you never know.


wow what a long link?

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Is this a classified ad?!?!?!? Not allowed on here you know......tut tut
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have to say i would be VERY concerned about this unless you can find some other AO members who know this guy.

Alfa timing is not to be messed with.

name out of yellow pages - comes to you, work on the cheap.

sounds wrong.

Do your reseach, most likely a cowboy if you cant find out otherwise from several third parties.
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I think he is the mobile mechanic.........
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hey i used to be a mobile cowboy, it doesnt mean you're any less capable than a monkey working at a garage!
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i see.........

cant see any AO going for that.

i was scared for the poster thinking he was about to get stung - and loose a cylinder or two - guess the marketing back-fired then
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Only advertise tried and tested please. Otherwise it looks like you are advertising on someone elses behalf. At this moment we have no idea if this company has even touched an alfa before.

I've removed the link.

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I AM NOT ADVERTISING I just found a genuine mechanic(that i never thought existed) that came did the job and never tryed to rip me off.
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Why is your name Pinfold and the address of the mechanic was Pinfold Drive/Avenue/Street or something along those lines.....coincidence????
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I AM NOT ADVERTISING I just found a genuine mechanic(that i never thought existed) that came did the job and never tryed to rip me off.


i dont know if it is you or not, but only an idiot would let a random guy from yellow pages do his timing.

esp with the come to you (so cant be found) etc etc
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Fair comment Pin, you come accross as genuine yourself. But these guys with the gold and silver badges "moderators" do a good job of keeping the rest of us in line. Just watch and learn how the thing works for a while and dont take it personally.
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I think its refreshing to find a mechanic thats not trying to sell you something you dont want or need he never once tryed to sell me anything i just thought that i would share the info with you all, and marco as for the name thing thats the reason i phoned him as i live in an area called Pinfold moor and it sort of seemed right to me (probably miss guided) but thats the way it happend.
ps. i wouldnt know one end of a spanner from the other
pps a pinfold was a debtors prison and owning an alfa is soon going to put me there at this rate.
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Well, that being the case please accept my most humble apologies and welcome to AO
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Did this dude wear big round glasses, live under a postbox and share a ride with a mouse who owned a ragtop?
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welcome

dont take this thread personally, when you see people advertising their own services every day you become some what sceptical.
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dont take this thread personally, when you see people advertising their own services every day you become some what sceptical.
Yeah, when you spend all your cash on your motor, the last thing you want is some dodgy dude advertising his own business on the sight, people we've used are the only people advertised on here!!!
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To be fair to the 1st poster, I too found a decent ex-alfa mobile mechanic who had set up his own little business. Did a great job on the Spider and lowering the 159 for me - I posted his name and details here.

We're all a spectical lot ref spamming the site though, so don't feel to cheesed off mate
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It did look dodgy at first.

It was the link to the yellow pages and the name similarity that worries me. You'd be surprised how many ads we receive like this. Do not be offended. I also read your first post as though you hadn't yet used this chap.

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If the guy is an Indie why not post the details in the 'Indie Recommendations' thread then

That would be OK Joe wouldn't it
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hey smaky that was penfold
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hey pinfold can you give me his number?
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if you wish, i will get it for you from invoice.
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sent you the number by pm,may be you can let me know what you think of him.
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thank you i will call him tomorrow morning i will let you know how i get on as i need my variator changing, noisey as hell.
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desalfa and PINFOLD0_2 are the same person. Both accounts have been deleted.

We're not stupid...
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