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Every 36000 miles or 3 years ...

Check out AlfaWorkshop's website, and I have some details on my greenserpent site (although I've never changed one!)
 

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I've just my first cam belt on a 1.6 120hp. The alfa workshop guide really is just an outline. I'm in Essex if you want a borrow.
Do a search on here and you should find a few tips and tricks.
 

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I personally would only change the variator if the top end was noisy. More work & cost, cam out and another specialist tool needed. If you cant get genuine I'd reccomend a gates kit. Make sure that the new tensione is metal. Early ones were plastic and fail early.
 
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Just to clarify what Chris wrote, the 1.6 cams locks are different to those that will work on 1.8/2.o [ which are the same cam locks ]
 

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Where in kent are you matey? youre welcome to borrow mine. I just bought a pair, just changed mine myself after being quoted ridiculous amounts!
Things to pass on? yup....change the water pump while youre in there. are you doing the variator? also worth doing while youre at it (i just added £150 to your bill!!). Assuming the variator comes off the inlet cam. Had to put my camshaft in the vice and abuse the variator with 18" stilsons!!!
Tensioner too...according to the autodata book, the tensioner needs to be set to the maximum, one complete revolution of the engine completed and then backed off so that the pointer points to the little round hole.
Two of you is better for this!!
You dont necessarily need the DTI as a long "thing" is good enough...knitting needle or somewhat is ok.
You'll know youre in the right place as the cam locks will be in the right place.
Get some tippex too, mark up the crank pulley. which is tighter than a tight thing on national tight day.
 

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No probs wayne, i'm in dartford. I can post them out or if youre passing this way pick em up? I work shifts though so i'm all over the place!!
 
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