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Cam Belt time

Folks, its getting close for my cam belt needing done on my GTV V6. As we dont have any good Alfa specialist in the Aberdeen area i am looking for sugestions where i could get it done.

I have already had a quote from CP garage in Dundee but they seemed to be a little bit on the expensive side!

Quite happy to travel a little bit and get this done properly, so looking forward to your suggestions.

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I have already had a quote from CP garage in Dundee but they seemed to be a little bit on the expensive side!
How much was the quote? did it include all the idlers and tensioners?

Where ever you go make sure they have the correct cam locking tools
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How much was the quote? did it include all the idlers and tensioners?

Where ever you go make sure they have the correct cam locking tools
Still currently trying to negotiate the price with them. And yes it included the idlers and tensioners plus 2 x rocker gaskets and 6 spark plug seals etc.

Really keen to get them to do the work as i have heard good things about them!

They also offered me one of there Fiat 500 courtesy cars until the job is completed.

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Are you doing the water pump too ??
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or variator??
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Are you doing the water pump too ??
Yes indeedy
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Get the GTV 3.0 metal impellor water pump
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sorry i didnt see it was v6 i thought 2lt
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sorry i didnt see it was v6 i thought 2lt
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If your willing to travel down to edinburgh, then you cant go wrong with Mclennans
Car will be booked in with these guys end of next month to get the cam belt, water pump and a service including changing the gear box oil and the brake fluid

Spoke to the owner Stewart a few times on the phone and he seems very knowledgable and helpful

Will update once i have had the work done.

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What made you decide on McLennans over CP? Price / service / recommendations?

Look forward to hearing your feedback once the work is done
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Mclennans are in the process of becoming traders on here
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What made you decide on McLennans over CP? Price / service / recommendations?

Look forward to hearing your feedback once the work is done
I guess a little bit of all of the above.


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I have never used McLennans as am new to Alfa ownership but a few of the guys at my work that have GT's and Minto's rate them, am using Labinjoh Ltd for all my work just now and am finding him really good, some nice cars in his yard mmmmm. lol

let us know how you get on at Mcleeanas
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Can certainly recommend McLennans. They've carried out loads of work for us on Alfas, Lancias & Fiats over the years. Be prepared for a wait sometimes as they're always busy, which is good.
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I'm another who would happily recommend Mclennans. I've been using them on my various Alfas for the last 15 years and they also did great work on my old Lotus Excel a few years back. Stewart is a dyed in the wool Alfa man and what he doesn't know about them aint worth knowing. Unlike a main dealer, he's always happy to have a blether and talk about your car, explaining any issues. Always very busy though which i suppose says it all
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My waterpump is broken when drive back from Ireland with my "new" GTV.
My mechaniker, who hate the alfas offered me 600 for cambelt,tensioners,waterpump change(parts 245cambelt kit,85waterpump, rest is labour).
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600 seems like a fair price given the cost of parts and the amount of work involved. BTW, most mechanics hate all makes of car, because modern engines are all about electronics. I have a brother who runs a small garage, he always says he hates and loves them all at the same time. Their murder to work in, but bring in the cash
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290 miles, 16 hours, a day's shopping in edinburgh, oh and a few quid lighter my GTV has had it cam belt replaced and a full service from Mclennans in Edinburhgh.

What a great bunch of guys
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290 miles, 16 hours, a day's shopping in edinburgh, oh and a few quid lighter my GTV has had it cam belt replaced and a full service from Mclennans in Edinburhgh.

What a great bunch of guys
Good to hear it was worth the travel mate.
 
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Making trip to see Stewart for same very shortly.... pleased to hear it went well for you. Andy.
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Good to hear it was worth the travel mate.
Cheers

Hows your GTV?
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Making trip to see Stewart for same very shortly.... pleased to hear it went well for you. Andy.
You wont be dissapointed

There is a bus stop pretty much right outside the garage and its only a 30min journey to the city centre.
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