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Lads, I found out the hard way this morning but sorted now.

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Carry a paper clip with you in the car in the meantime. Its a 5 min job to replace but if it happens when you are out driving and your car has cruise control, there is a good chance when the clutch pedal springs back up, it will knock out the sensor for the cc aswell. Not a biggie, happened to mine but the alfa guy reset it in 2 min
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I got a letter re this recall for my 1st 147, perhaps the previous owner of your GT got one also but never followed up on it
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I got a letter re this recall for my 1st 147, perhaps the previous owner of your GT got one also but never followed up on it
Just spoke to him earlier. As the recall was Nov 06 my car was probably getting ready to go out of the factory. However, the ZAR number on mine falls within the list. It wasn't done and Ciaran said he asked when he bought my car as he had it done on his previous GT.

I was more pee'd off the fact the dealer today didn't know about the recall
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Was it an Alfa Dealer ? If so I'm surprised they hadn't heard of the recall as surely they must have had customers return to them after receiving recall notices
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Was it an Alfa Dealer ? If so I'm surprised they hadn't heard of the recall as surely they must have had customers return to them after receiving recall notices
why are you so surprised about the customer service from Alfa Dealers? I'm not
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God every dealer I worked in we always did the recalls as part of any service or work when we had a customers car for a while as it could be handy money for the dealers....
 
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why are you so surprised about the customer service from Alfa Dealers? I'm not
Because of the reason given below, as said it's easy money from Alfa Romeo for the dealer to carry out the recall work Infact I'm suprised the dealers weren't canvasing for recall work especially for this recall as it's such an easy job

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We often try to get as many recalls in even if you were pricing up work if it was quick handy ones they were done....
 
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Sounds like a great Alfa Dealership Maybe you should give them a plug
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I would only for it closed up so if you know of an alfa garage wanting an alfa tech let me know
 
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Sorry to hear that Hope you find something soon
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God every dealer I worked in we always did the recalls as part of any service or work when we had a customers car for a while as it could be handy money for the dealers....
I only had the car in for a service a few weeks ago and it wasn't mentioned, however I spoke with the previous owner last night and he told me that my car was not required to have it recalled. Now either they made a mistake or the "upgraded" split pin is just as pish as the older one. Whats really annoyed me is that when I explained the problem to the service desk yesterday they said it may or may not be covered under warranty but didn't have a clue that it was part of a recall.



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I would only for it closed up so if you know of an alfa garage wanting an alfa tech let me know
thats a real shame as I found them very helpful when I had the car in a few weeks back for the service. Looks like they sold off a lot of stock aswell very cheap. That black 08 GT was sold for less than 20k I believe.
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There's a 07 brera in Monaghans in Galway for 24k it was 38k 2 months ago !!!
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speaking of Brera's...when I was at the road side yesterday with the flashing ambers, a black Brera passed me and left me sitting....so much for helping out a fellow Alfisti in distress.....

the 2.2 is not the most sought after in the Brera...can see why its dropped that much.
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found this out a few months back, was outside tesco, so went inside for paper clip :-)

Carry a pack of split pins with me.

You will find the recall is just to put on a washer :-(

Prob to lessen the resistance
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You will find the recall is just to put on a washer :-(

Prob to lessen the resistance
exactly what was put in the other day.

any idea how long the washer & pin is expected to last? Do they give it longer than 3 years?
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