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AVG price for a GTV/Spider 916 timing belt

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going to ring Ti autos over the next few days and book my Spider in for a couple of jobs plus a timing belt. Just out of interest should I brace myself for financial meltdown...

Budget of 400 too little for Tbelt/balance belt and tensioners?
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Are you getting the water pump done as well ? Alfa have a good kit price now which includes the pump (on the 1.6 TS anyway). I think you'll be paying more than €400 though.
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Timing Belt Kit for your ALFA ROMEO GTV (916C_) 2.0 T.SPARK 16V (150Hp) timing belt kit, less than 100 euro on mister auto,3 hours labour. how is the spider going dave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj-IwrwPYyg

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Timing Belt Kit for your ALFA ROMEO GTV (916C_) 2.0 T.SPARK 16V (150Hp) timing belt kit, less than 100 euro on mister auto,3 hours labour. how is the spider going dave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj-IwrwPYyg
That welding rod is a great idea for finding tdc. I was thinking of doing it myself but my luck is a bit off lately and I would dread making a balls of it. Maybe forced to do myself cause money is tight. I have two kids making their communion this weekend..

As for the Spider, since finding one of its previous owners had rigged the clocks cause it had multiple dash lights on I have just been righting others mistakes.

Second hand clocks, airbag ecu, cam sensor, crank sensor, pass door lock.. not all bad tho, I replaced the front shocks and springs as it was sagging on yhe drivers side did some rust proofing while I was there and fitted an ultra racing strut bar so that should tighten things up on the front end. Still have to get alignment done so its not been driven.
Haven't adressed the emissions yet either... prob the cat...

Still I love it, must be a sickness...

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change your fuel filter dave, rear driver side,Fuel filter for your ALFA ROMEO GTV (916C_) 2.0 T.SPARK 16V (150Hp) may help your emissions.???
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going to ring Ti autos over the next few days and book my Spider in for a couple of jobs plus a timing belt. Just out of interest should I brace myself for financial meltdown...

Budget of 400 too little for Tbelt/balance belt and tensioners?
I think that's about right.....
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Great value timing belt tool kit:

goo.gl/Ueuejk

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Do not try to short-cut the correct procedure. Use the correct tools and it is straightforward but a little time consuming. Absolute must are the cam-locks and an accurate way of determining T.D.C., no bits of metal stuck down plug-holes! Might have been good enough for 1950s motorbikes where you had an advance/retard control on the handlebars for fine tuning, but not good enough for a modern engine. There are good guides on the Internet, follow one of those.

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Dave I've the full set of tools that you can borrow except for the dial float. So cam locks and the tensioning tools. They're in navan.
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Dave I've the full set of tools that you can borrow except for the dial float. So cam locks and the tensioning tools. They're in navan.
I actually bought a set of cam locks and tension tool during the week but your offer is very generous, thank you.

This is the kit I am buying - Water Pump + Timing Belt Kit GATES KP65429XS - Distribution/Bearings

That should have everything in it.
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Dave. a safe way to find TDC,on compression stroke, and cheap. no gauge required. THE BALLOON TRICK.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd1AMuI0Eec timing belt training vido https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FDObdCBtac
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Typical. Estimated DHL delivery day Thursday, its Saturday and the car is stripped (Didn't take the belts off yet) and still no parts. Mister-Auto.ie parts are shipped from Lyon France-Germany-UK, then Dublin and DHL don't deliver weekends... Pain in my hole.
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Allow 7 woking days when ordering from mister Auto.ie .I think they source parts from all over Europe, take there estimated delivery day with a pinch of salt,and also opt for cheapest post as it makes no difference.
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Yeah I was foolish to trust the estimated arrival...
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Belts, water pump, cam shaft sensor, exhaust pulley(wrong one on my car after head changed by previous owner) and Crank sensor, done. Wasn't a total economic success as I had to by some tools buts its no biggie as I have a 156 with a 1.8 ts in it so can be used on both.

IMG_20150527_144811.jpg Photo by David_Carpenter | Photobucket

Biggest roadblock was I couldn't figure how the balance belt tensioner came off. Took me few mins to cop the nut behind the oil filter.

I didnt buy a dial guage but used a steel rod with markings on it. As long as you take your time, prepare its not too bad a job as you might think.

Once you have the belts out of the way the water pump isnt that hard either. I took the time to whip the thermostat out of the far side of the engine and run the hose, just to purge any silt or crap through. Nothing much came out so that's a good sign.

IMG_20150527_150658.jpg Photo by David_Carpenter | Photobucket

I turned it over a few times buy hand to check all my marks again and it was good so starting it up wasnt that nerve wracking... still said a hail Mary...

Just cleaning up and putting the covers on this morning
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Well done dave, what great satisfaction and you save a ton of money in the long run.Its important for alfa owners to do as much work as possible on there cars. to keep them economic to run.

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