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Hello all ......

The dealers / warranty department / and Alfa uk have point blank refused to replace the cylinder head on my car ... As a good will gesture they will do the re-coke ( the service manager said its a big job involving head off etc etc ...and its £2500 worth of work ( cam belt / etc etc ) ......the dealer said they will contribute towards a new car if I stick with them ....

Given the problems Ive had I have given up and bought a new car today ... I haven't told the dealer this though .....my dilemma is ......

Should I let the dealer go ahead with the work ( 2 weeks apparently ) ... Then smugly tell them its all been done for the next owner as I'm getting a new car ...
Cut my losses and tell them to poke it and try for compensation due to the problems ( look at my posts ) ?
Or walk away and put it down to experience ?
What ever happens the car will be one to avoid at all costs !!!!!
 

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I've told you what you should do with your car, and the dealer:mad:
 

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If you want to keep the car, get the cylinder head de-coked, then get an Alfatune remap and DPF-EGR delete, as its the regenerations that burnt the carbon onto the exhaust valves in the first place and why there are redesigned valve seats as a result.

When mine had this problem AR UK authorised a new head be sourced, and the labour to remove the old one, but wanted their rep on site to agree to opening the box for the new one, they took one look at the old head and authorised fitting on the new.

I don't have the car anymore, but with the new head the regenerations slipped by unnoticed and the car never shuddered again.

In your case, as they are prepared to cover all the labour, belts etc. why don't you offer to contribute to the trade cost of a new head, that way you will have a properly sorted car and a great selling point to other Alfisti, OK, you pay for the head, but youre getting a free major cambelt service. - just a thought....a head is about £1000 trade.
 
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