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Alfa Romeo
156 GTA
Nero Metallico
Winter Pack: Xenon headlamps, auto wipers & heated seats

Autolusso Penrith (May)
Service & MOT
Replace N/S steering rack end
Replace N/S/R wheel bearing
Fix airbag warning light
Replace both rear trailing arms (TRW)
Replace bonnet catch mechanism (Genuine Alfa)
Replace handbrake gaitor
168,842 miles


Autolusso Penrith (October)
Check outer sill & refit N/S side skirt
Replace power steering pump
165,789 miles

Autolusso Penrith (June)
Premium Service inc. all filters
Fit refurbished 3.2 uprights and brake backing plates and rebuild with new wheel bearings, hubs & ABS sensors
Fit refurbished ally suspension forks
Fit refurbished chrome trumpets, fuel rails and base plates with new gaskets
Fit N/S xenon ballast & polish O/S headlight lens
Fit two new fuel tank straps (Genuine Alfa)
Replace top engine mount & fit refurbished mount bracket + cable loom bracket
Find PAG leak, replace o-rings and take for AC re-gas
Treat minor rust under scuttle panel and spare wheel well
Re-treat vehicle floor
164,501 miles

Replaced throttle body (Genuine Alfa) (April)
New kick plates fitted all-round + OSF, NSR & OSF door seals (Genuine Alfa)
Replaced all 4 rear light clusters (Genuine Alfa)


Skipton Road Garage (October) - Oil Change & MOT
163,168 miles

National Windscreens (September) - Replaced windscreen (Rain sensor specific - 2034AGNP1B)

Autolusso Beds & Penrith (August/Sept)

Replace faulty N/S diff seal, N/S driveshaft retaining clip & top-up gearbox oil
Replace N/S/R wheel arch liner (Genuine Alfa)
4-Wheel Alignment

Autolusso Penrith (Apr/May)

Timing belt & water pump plus auxiliary bits
Reconditioned cylinder heads (24 new lifters, triple angle valve seats and valves lapped, head test and skim + plus new head gaskets, all the rubber bits and manifold gaskets)
New clutch & slave cylinder (OEM)
New starter motor
Fit supplied parts: 2x Driveshafts + half shaft, 6x Bosch injectors, Bosch alternator, both upper timing belt covers, rear engine mount and stainless engine bolts
New N/S/F lower suspension arm (TRW)
Premium service
Check floor and front brake pipes (all good)
Clean-up engine cam covers x3 including plenum
Swap blue coolant to red
Replaced front / timing belt side engine mount
Replaced earth strap (Genuine Alfa)
Replaced weepy power steering pipe
Replaced exhaust mid-section (Genuine Alfa)
Replaced track rods, rack ends and boots / clips (OEM)
AC regas
161,056 miles


Autolusso Penrith (Sep)

New xenon self-levelling sensor (front)
158,144 miles

Neil Creasey Ltd. (Jul)

Front brake discs & pads (Brembo)

Autolusso Penrith (Jun)

Diagnose engine noises (possible lifter tick and something in the auxiliary line - water pump?)
Repair and re-tap O/S/F stiffener bolt
Repair fault on injector 4 (loom connector snapped)
Compression test (1 = 200psi - 2 = 150psi, 3 = 120psi, 4 = 175psi, 5 = 175psi, 6 = 200psi)
156,281 miles

Dale's Subaru (Feb)

4-Wheel alignment
155,035 miles

Autolusso Penrith (Feb)

New lower wishbones (TRW) (Warranty)
Inner CV boot
Refurbish Teledials x4
154,703 miles


Full exterior respray by Alpha Paints, South Shields (Dec)
New Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres all-round
New genuine Alfa airbox and Bosch MAF
New genuine intake flexi-pipe
New TRW front upper & lower arms
Underseal floor and floor repair
Coolant & PS fluid change
4-Wheel alignment
6 new genuine Bosch coil packs
Premium Service
New full set of door check straps
150,373 miles


Neil Creasey Ltd. (Oct)

Rear brake service inc. handbrake cables (OEM), discs, pads (Brembo) and 5.1 fluid
Goodridge braided brake hoses x4
New Bosch S5 Battery

Autolusso Penrith (May)

New Eibach Pro shocks & springs all round
New Eibach roll-bars
Wizard manifolds
New genuine Alfa exhaust back-box
New O/S/F Xenon Ballast
Stainless radiator coolant pipe
4 x New check straps
New Bosch S5 Battery
Swap gear-knob for a good used one
146,071 miles

Dale's Subaru (Mar)

A/C re-gas
4-Wheel alignment

Sold to me by Autolusso Penrith (Feb 2017)
Pre-Sale Service inc. oil & Filters
Quaife differential
Replace Timing belt / tensioners / idlers
New OEM downpipes
144,679 miles


Service by AHM (Apr)
Replace inner and outer N/S CV gaiter
Replace gear oil
132,128 miles


Service by AHM (Dec)
1 x Timing belt, water pump, tensioner and idlers
1 x Aux belt
6 x spark plugs
1 x Dog bone (top steady)
1 x xenon adjuster link
127,443 miles

Service by AHM (Sep)
Oil and filters
Front brake pads
Rear brake pads
Handbrake cables
Brake and PS fluid change
New rad / expansion cap
124,596 miles


Service by AHM (Nov)
Replace upper wishbone
Replace gear oil
Inner CV boot
Driveshaft oil seal
Fix faulty rear windscreen heater

Service by AHM (Oct)
Oil and filters
108,311 miles


Service by AHM (Nov)
1 x front anti-roll bar plus links
A/C re-gas
1 x air-con hose

Top-End Engine rebuild by AHM (Mar)
1 x Timing belt, water pump, tensioner and idlers
1 x camshaft
12 x exhaust valves
1 x Head gasket set
24 x lifters
2 x head reface
1 x thermostat
1 x temp sender
6 x spark plugs
1 x aux belt + 2 x idlers + 1 x tensioner
2 x front brake hose
1 x Service (inc coolant)
1 x O/S/F Fog Light
1 x N/S/F Door mirror

Service by AHM (Aug)
1 x front anti-roll bar plus links
A/C re-gas
1 x air-con hose

Service by AHM (Mar)
Timing belt, water pump, tensioner, idler plus plugs
80,794 miles


Service by Unknown (Sep)
Oil and filters
73,715 miles


Service by Alan Gibson Ltd Basingstoke (Nov)
59,421 miles

Service by Alan Gibson Ltd Basingstoke (May)
47,414 miles


Service by Alan Gibson Ltd Basingstoke (Aug)
34,329 miles


Service by Stratstone Alfa Leeds (Nov)
Timing belt, water pump and service
23,149 miles

Service by Stratstone Alfa Leeds (Feb)
9,331 miles


Registered by Dixons Alfa Romeo of Leeds
2005 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA (Nero Metallico)


Standard Busso 3.2 V6
Standard - Silverstone Grey
Standard BOSE setup with CD changer.
Standard Xenons
Standard Alfa catback
Eibach Pro Shocks, Springs & Roll Bars
Wheel and Tire
Standard 17" GTA Teledials & 18" Jetfins with Michelin PS4s


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Cheers Russ. She still continues to be my daily (y).

Hopefully see you at the Autolusso GTA event in May, you still have your Selespeed 147? :D.