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Just had my 2.4 159 serviced during the week and got new brake pads, replaced passenger side spring and other general servicing for £210 which I thought was reasonable.
Anyway, the car is 2008 model and has 70,000 on the clock and that is rising quickly (25,000 P.A), there was no talk about the cambelt...

Should I call the garage and ask about it or should I let them do it when they decide?

I plan on getting it remapped pretty soon also.

What do you think?
 

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Get it done asap along with the water pump.
Alfa recommended interval is I think 90k but you will be lucky to get that far, most specialists say maximum 60k so you might be on borrowed time and if you are planning on keeping the car why run the risk.

The weak link isnt the belt but the waterpump which seize up without warning and take the belt with them.
Autolusso charge I think £400 all fitted and they have a branch in Bournemouth.
 

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Bournemouth may be a little far from Antrim, but most specialists should be able to do it, it is almost identical to the Vauxhall CDTi engine (though the 2.4 has less space), so should be easy to get someone to do it.
 

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There's absolutely no way I'd remap it till the cambelt's been done , along with water pump etc etc. Mine was remapped at 50,000 but cambelt first definitely OR YOU MAY END UP HAVING A REBUILT ENGINE !!!!
 

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worth noting that the manual says something like 90k miles for change however it also states that for harsh weather climates that the belt is changed every 4 years or every 5 years regardless for normal use. it is generally considered wise to adhere to this as belt failure is the new rust for Alfas!

Worth noting however its not all doom and gloom even if the belt does snap - my local friendly x-main dealer (setup on his own when it closed down) reckons most of the time if the belt goes you replace the rockers that break and send it on its way and they usually survive okay - so its not the most expensive fix on the world!
 
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