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  1. Battery Joke by Main Stealer

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, my 7 yr old 159 wouldn't start today due to a flat battery. As its still the original one and the car has 103,000 miles I thought a new battery would be in order. I called the main dealer in Canterbury and the quote was.... £215 fitted I popped over to a small indie in Aylesham and left...
  2. Best service plan quote from main stealer?

    Alfa Giulietta
    So, upon recently purchasing my Giulietta I asked for a service plan quote. I asked for a 3 year plan with services every year/11,000 miles, even though the manufacturer recommended service interval is approx 2 years or 21,000 miles. Personally, I couldn't run oil for 21,000 miles, but that's...
  3. Which Indie or do I go with a Stealer?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ok, car has a few issues I want ironed out and not sure where to go. 1. I have an oil feed pipe at the front of the engine which is new but needs installing correctly as it's leaking. 2. I have an undertray where half the bolts it screws to have come loose in their housing so the screws are...
  4. stealer only part for my 147?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I am afetr a bush for my 147 1.6 tspark. Its the lower gearbox mounting bush just at the flexiable exhaust, It appears to have too much play and the engine and gearbox are rocking too much, it did my exhaust flexiable in so i need to replace it before repairing the exhaust... any ideas were...
  5. Unimpressive Stealer - Recourse?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, On acting on advice from many, I took my Brera into my local Alfa Dealership to check the PAS system and steering rack and to get the PAS fluid changed to the 'proper' green stuff (a topic of great debate on the 159/Brera forum). I also asked them to check the brakes as they felt a bit...
  6. Main stealer !!!!!!!!!!!! Crazy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just rang my local main stealer for a price on a new gear knob as mines worn £130 + Vat WTF !! its a gear knob anyone got better ideas i dont really want to put a chavvy one on there !
  7. Stealer says that "the mice did it"

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had to share this, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry... So I'm driving home on Friday and the cam belt goes. Get recovered to the local dealer and assume he will cover the inevitable costly repairs under warranty (the car was bought less than a year ago and came with a warranty) So the...
  8. So much for having a stealer or specialist service it...

    General Alfa Discussion
    51 Reg Alfa 147. 90k miles. One that we bought with a (suprise) broken engine. The service history is as follows: 16/02/02 Pre delivery Service, Bridge Garage, Cowfold 23/12/02 12,778, Tates, Portslade 10/03/04 26,865, Tates, Portslade 12/01/05 38,000, Veloces, London 18/11/05 61,453...
  9. This really is an Alfa Stealer

    General Alfa Discussion
    Ok, I must have really lost the plot here, or mis-read something due to the late hour and profundity of imbibing (??!)...
  10. 147 Radio code, will i have to go to the stealer?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi there i have had my 147 for three years now and time to take out the dvd player and put back in the standard cd player but i have no code, got every document with the car when i bought it but no code so i just stuck another deck in. Will i have to pay the main dealer for the 4digit code or...
  11. local dealer not stealer???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    little alfa is due a routine check up soon,can anyone recommend a good garage near kingston on thames ,surrey or heathrow airport??? Think its gonna need some selespeed attention too,hopefully just a calibration,so they need to be examiner equipped... much gratefulness