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How much would I be looking at to get Alfa 147 Timing Belt Change?
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What mileage is on it & is it a 1.6 or 2.0ltr ?

Budget maybe €500-€600 ( maybe more in Dublin ) for a 1.6 at a Dealers including belt, tensioner, idler & auxiliary belt, depending on the mileage it may also be worth doing the waterpump & variator at the same time as if they need replacing later the timing belt will need doing again to access them.
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Its at 155,000 miles but engine was changed a year ago and not sure what the old engine mileage was.

Would any indo be able to to do or is there particular ones in Dublin I should use?
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only place in Dublin myself and anybody here will recommend is Ti Autos in Cowper st just off the North Circular road 01 8386567. Ask them for a price, it will probably come in at around theprice Dave quoted above. But it might dependon the tyoe of engine you have, twin sparks might be more expensive than a jts for example but ring Gerry in Ti first thing Monday and he will give you a price, I wouldnt recommend bringing it to a main dealer with thepossible exception of Tracta motors in Blanch
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As Mark said only let a Dealer or an Alfa Specialist such as Ti Autos do the job as specialist cam locking tools are required to do the job.

PS All the petrol 147 engines were Twin Sparks apart from the GTA V6. The JTS was never available in the 147.
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you sure about that Dave? I'm sure I have seen others
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Im looking at the car tomorrow. It is a 02 with a engine swapped from a 03. (Like for like swap) Anything I should be looking out for?
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Do the variator, its got high mileage and the new engine is an unknown quantity. Not to be sexist either but alot of women like 147's and alot of women dont know what a washer bottle looks like let alone the oil filler cap!
Had it on good authority that if you let you oil get low on a ts it can really shorten the life of the variator.

It happened to my 147, I bought that thing with rose tinted specs on

sorry just spotted you dont own it yet, in that case if its an '02 new engine or not check the upper and lower wishbones. they cost a packet and wear quickly, if theres reciepts for wishbones and theres a kind of squeaking over speed bumps and the like, I wouldnt worry.

All the info you'll ever need is on this site the guys here are great, it seems if you have a problem with your alfa someone else has already written about it!

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Certain Mark, 1.6 & 2.0 TS only in the 147. The 2.0 JTS was never available in the 147.
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How much would it be for the variator to be done aswell? Would I really been an idiot to get my local indy to do it all?
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fair enough. Re the 147 there is the usual bushings/suspension bits to look for, especially on a high miler. As Jim just tsaid very important to check for regular oil topups and the variator. MAke sure when you get there to start it from cold. If it sounds like a diesel then like a petrol enigne your variator needs replacing and the whole timing kit probably. Its common also to have the airbag light on but this is very often the connection under the passenger seat loose or a loose connection behind the dash. Is it in a Dublin garage or private sale?

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Its a private sale. Looking at 2 different ones.
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I'd spend a bit more on a car with history and relatively recent t-belt etc done by Gerry at TI or main dealer. Better spend an extra 500 on the car and save yourself anything up to 1500 in servicing costs...
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Well they both have service history so just need to verify everything but it looks ok so far.
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provided your local indy has the right tools and has done it before you should be ok but most indys dont have the special locking tools for the tensioners. It doesnt cost too much more for the variator its just in order to do it you have the remove the tbelt anyway so its standard practice to do the whole lot while your at it
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I'd spend a bit more on a car with history and relatively recent t-belt etc done by Gerry at TI or main dealer. Better spend an extra 500 on the car and save yourself anything up to 1500 in servicing costs...
+1, I learnt the hard way!

It can be done a bit cheaply though, the guy that did mine was faultless. I've been using him a few years now and he's always done a grand job. He doesnt mind if you supply your own parts aswell.
 
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3 months ago I was doing timing belt tensioner variator oil filter + oil replace and something else dont remember I've payed around 800e for my 2.0TS in 166 at TI Autos
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The 2.0TS will be more expensive as there is a balancer belt & an extra tensioner to be replaced also IIRC.


Also the last time I checked a water pump for a 1.6TS is about €100 & a variator is about €150
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Decided against both the ones I saw today. I only have €1500 is an Alfa 147 out of my budget?
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Dave is right we have had both 1.6 and 2l 147's.
 
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Decided against both the ones I saw today. I only have 1500 is an Alfa 147 out of my budget?
You would a fairly good 156 for that budget...
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Is there much size difference length wise in the 147 & 156? I have a ford focus hatchback and its a tight fit in my driveway..
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problem is 156s are around a bit longer than 147s and heaps of them were sold so you can comfortably get 98-01 models very cheap, 147s seem to have held their value a bitbetter but in saying that I think you should be able to pick one up for that money, just keep an eye on donedeal and carzone regularly

alfa-romeo 2002 for sale in Meath: €1,350 - DoneDeal.co.uk
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Cracking drive the 147 but its the NCAP stuff that would make me wary:

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