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Hi all,any one suggest somewhere in Inverness area i could get my 156's cam belt done?Thanks!
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I'm sure someone will be along soon to answer mate. Not heard good reports about the Alfa dealer up there though ......
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Arnold Clark Elgin has an Alfa minded mechanic. Would do myself but too busy.
What model of car have you got can I ask.
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it's a 1.6 Veloce (Y)2001
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Shame you are not on this side of the minch.....
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An easy change then should not be much.
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Just got a quote for £350 from D. Mackenzie,dont know if this is resonable-was planning on replacing the water pump at same time
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That sounds like a fair price. Getting water pump Variator and Cam Sensor all sensible additions to doing the belts
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Not necessary if you don,t need them , a single belt change and a tensioner and an idler should be about 300 tops. If your passing Dundee and CP Garage services , He would do it cheaper only if if your going that way though , otherwise it s reasonable.
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Booked in for Monday-Belt + water pump=£450.....and relax for 3 yrs!
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Not necessary if you don,t need them .
But, if they do go then the belts need to come off again which can rack up the pennies. Admitedly the variator will just make the car sound like an old deisle and be a bit more sluggish when you put your boot down.
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Yes I know where you are coming from , I suppose I was looking at doing the job myself and self diagnosing any need then it woudn't have that cost coming into it . Aye like doing it again.
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Belt set £100. That means labour is £250. Must be £100 per hour. I am in the wrong business....
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Breakdown of costs; Cam Belt Set £107.44
Water Pump £44.64
Anti Freeze £5.20
Labour £195.00
VAT £70.46
Total £422.74
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I need new belts for a 2.0 147.

Any recommended garages in Aberdeen/shire area??
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I'm looking at getting my cambelt/waterpump done along with a 54k service on my '07 2.4JTDM Brera. My local, non-Alfa Indy is currently checking prices but they think they might have to source specialist tools, which would bump up the price.

I am loathe to take it Donald Mackenzie Inverness, as I have had multiple bad experiences with them, and quite frankly wouldn't trust them to change the Radio station!!

If anyone has any other suggestions on where to take it anywhere between Inverness-Aberdeen I'd be grateful! Preferably more towards the Inverness area (I'm in Nairn).

Might try the Arnold Clark in Elgin if there is someone there who's familiar with Alfa's?

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