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Hi everyone,

First post - I just bought an 06 GT, am picking it up this week..CAN'T WAIT!!

I just wanted to know when to change the timing belt. It's coming up to 30k miles now and I've heard you should change at 36, is this correct?

1.8l TS by the way. Took it for a test drive - got about 10 looks in space of 10 mins and decided it was the one for me

Anyone else with the TS, care to share any thoughts on it?
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Hello & Welcome to AO :WAVE:

Congrats on the GT the timing belt should be done at 36k miles or 3 years which ever comes first

Don't forget to post some pics of the GT
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Cheers David,

I'll get pics up this week...

Do you know about how much it costs (ball park figures even) to change it?

This place seems to be a wealth of information
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IIRC maybe approx Ä450-Ä600 from a main dealer ( if your buying from a main dealer & the car is 3 yrs old I'd be pushing for them to do the timing belt for the price or at least get them to do you a good deal on the job)

PS variator & a few other bits & pieces should be done at the same time, also make sure you get either a Alfa dealer or an Alfa specialist to do the job as it requires special tools

Have a look here for recommendations of who to use

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/repub...f-ireland.html
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3 years or 36k. In other words do it now! You need to get belt and tensioners changed. Possibly variator also although that may last until next cam belt change if your strapped for cash.

Also, please please check the oil every week and keep it topped up with 10w40 semi-synthetic. Very important!

Cost about 350 if you dont do variator.
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Hi

Here's a link for it at the moment.. Dealer changed cambelt for me

Alfa Romeo GT 1.8 Sportivo - 16950 - Used Cars on Carzone.ie - New & Used Cars in Ireland
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welcome to AO and especially the growing GT family here

Gerry in TI Autos in Dublin is the only man to bring your GT to for any specialist work. Normally about 3-4 weeks waiting time
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Welcome along, its a very nice colour combo a GT as well.
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another black GT....I'm getting out numbered
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3 years or 36k. In other words do it now! You need to get belt and tensioners changed. Possibly variator also although that may last until next cam belt change if your strapped for cash.

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Cost about 350 if you dont do variator.
Do you mind sharing where you can get the belts done for that price?
That is a genuinely excellent price for the work and parts
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Dont skimp on what you replace when it comes to belt changes. It generally isnt the belts that even give trouble with the twin spark engines. It's the tensioners a lot of the time. You could change belts cheaply, replacing the rest adds greatly to the cost but you wont get any annoying squeaks 20k later on. Water pump is good till 72k. I bought parts from uk for 72k change and that came to about £220. In this case it would be tough to get the job done for €350! and thats using parts where ive saved a lot thanks to xchange rate and VAT difference.

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