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  1. HUGE bill in prospect, for a faulty windscreen wiper??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, During the recent icy weather, my wipers got solidly stuck to the windscreen overnight. I think I may have pulled a bit too hard dislodging the driver's side wiper, with the result that it appears the mounting point to the body, under the black plastic fairing, may have broken. The...
  2. Big bill after a month of ownership

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So my Brera S was in today in relation to a noise from the O/S front end. After a full inspection by my mechanic the car needs front bushes (but been told these can't be bought separately so needs two new arms), a power steering pump, new flywheel so a clutch as well and the gearbox has to come...
  3. Rats! Big bill coming up.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Arrived home last night to see a worrying looking patch on the drive where I park the car, popped the bonnet and could see fuel dripping from the filter. Not the end of the world, I keep an eye out for service parts in between services and have a filter handy. When removing the connector for...
  4. Ouch, bit of a big bill

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I was almost tempted to sell her, but barring a lottery win I just couldn't think of any other car I'd want. The potential buyer asked me some questions about the Cam belt and suspension, which then prompted me to have a better look at my docs and turn my stereo down and have a good...
  5. FIAT Chrysler EU Tax bill!

    General Alfa Discussion
    EU Regulators to Require Starbucks, Fiat Pay Millions of Euros in Back Taxes - WSJ
  6. Happy with the bill.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi everyone, Recently my 166 2.4 10v jtd has been doing the dreaded noise from the tensioner pully on the alternator belt, so I read the forums (great advice by the way) and I bought the bits I need from a French motor factors web site and was going to attempt to do the job...
  7. Bill Gates moves aside

    The Technology Section
    Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO as Bill Gates steps down as chairman | Technology |
  8. The old bill get the McLaren 12C

    General Motoring Discussion
    It seems many years since the old bill had a real sports car to catch the speedsters...The last real one I believe was the Daimler Dart in the early M1 days.(Essex had some WRX's). They are testing the McLaren 12C all logo'd up in old bill colours...... I'll wager there is a queue to join the...
  9. Your most expensive round?

    Way Off Topic
    I've put my hand in my pocket a few times over the years with mates and family like most of you, I expect, and copped for the odd large round when I've not had much myself - unless you are a habitual hanger-back:lol: What's your most expensive bar bill? No works' expenses either! We saw dad...
  10. another month another bill!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A couple of days ago the mrs broke down in the 156 at the very front of a queue, at traffic lights, waiting to get onto a roundabout on the m61/m6 (in rush hour, of course). The radiator had decided to give up the ghost and most of the gallon of water i poured in promptly gushed straight out of...
  11. Huge bill coming - hopefully car will feel like new!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have visited AutoLusso for the first time - my GT has gone in to get the arb/bushes sorted as it rattles like hell. Mentioned the very stiff clutch, plus recent poor starting and engine management error. Also slow puncture... It has around 78K on the clock. Turned out the clutch was knackered -...
  12. HELLO I"m a newbie Names Bill

    Introduce Yourself
    Well just bought a 1993 164 l with 53k miles on it. Haven't driven it yet as been sitting for years, old owners. I have benn looking at it for a little over a year and had to have it. First i need to get a new battery and see if it runs,I'm hoping it does then a lot of cleaning but is in really...
  13. whoopie my first big bill!! DRIVESHAFT?

    General Alfa Discussion
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So after a couple of months i am facing my first big bill! not bad to go 8 weeks without spending any money? started getting what i thought was wheel balance wobble at first so got balance/tracking done, needless...
  14. whoopie my first big bill!! DRIVESHAFT?

    Introduce Yourself
    So after a couple of months i am facing my first big bill! not bad to go 8 weeks without spending any money? started getting what i thought was wheel balance wobble at first so got balance/tracking done, needless to say that was money wasted cos as you probably all know by now it is a driveshaft...
  15. Alfa 156 Repair Bill Excessive??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Afternoon all, Just wanted your opinions on a repair bill I just had from a local garage. I normally do alot of work on my Alfa myself but as it needed some suspension work I thought better leave it to the professionals. Below is a break down of the bill- Is it excessive or about right? L/F...
  16. Big Bill! Help...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, My 156 Sportwagon has been at the garage for some work recently and the bill is rather :cry: Wanted to get peoples opionions on the time taken to confirm they're not having a laugh. The following is the core list of what they have done: 1) Oil & filter service 2) Replace central rear...
  17. alternator belt + tensioners !! bill

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi, so i have to change alternator belt on my alfa 156 2,4 jtd 2001 veloce. but i turns up that i do need to change tensioners as well. so the garage guru told me it could be +/- 150 pounds including work. i think thats a very good price for brand new parts + work (as he said they have to take...
  18. DPF and no bill at all

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I recently posted about my failed DPf and asked if Alfa would try to wriggle out of a claim. I am delighted to say ' Fair play' to Alfa and Northgate Alfa Romeo in Canterbury who did the work, cleaned the car gave me a Mito to play with for the day and most importantly, no bill. A forum is...
  19. DPF and a big bill

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Into my 3rd month of Alfa ownership and I got the limp mode and 'check engine' warning light. On collection the service manager informed me the DPF had failed and would need replacing at about £1,200 ! My first thought was why pay £1,200 for a new one when AHM will remove it remap your car for...
  20. 2.0 GT timing belt bill £2200

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just got a bill for the timing belt, I had the 36000 service done by Independence garage and when i rang them up they said the hand book says 72000 belt change and alfa have changed it to 36000 any help really appreciated!!, does anybody have the Customer Support Tel Number?