I finally got my local Alfa dealer (Agnelli Fiat D12) to quote me for a timing belt, water pump replacement, and I'm in shock just a bit.
2009 2.4 TI, parts and labour €770
My initial feeling is that that's a nutty price, but I've always owned wee Fords before and they cost half that. Plus I mostly used Indy garages before.
So, is that about right or is my feeling on the money?
I had tried to get a price out of one of the more recommended places (TI Autos) but they were initially on holidays, and the second time no one picked up the phone or answered the email, so I ran away worried.
I'd like to continue with the official stamp collection in my service book with one eye on selling it whenever, but a service is going to cost over a grand by the looks, and that's only if they don't find anything else wrong.