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I've been looking into doing this myself, but I think after reading up about it I'd like someone who knows what their doing to sort it.

Can anyone recomend a garage within, say an hour or two's drive of Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington? I'm looking to have the belts changed at the same time as the Variator.
 

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I've been looking into doing this myself, but I think after reading up about it I'd like someone who knows what their doing to sort it.

Can anyone recomend a garage within, say an hour or two's drive of Southampton, Portsmouth or Lymington? I'm looking to have the belts changed at the same time as the Variator.
A & M Alfas near Fareham did mine, but Southern Alfas in Hedge End are supposed to be ok aswell (never used them). Have used Meridien Milano in Portsmouth - good service but at a price! Depends what your budget is. Another option I've used is Swinburns garage in Fareham - they not an Alfa specialist but they're better equipped than A & M Alfas & don't charge a lot more! Depending on your mileage it might pay to get your water pump changed at the same time as they pack up around 80K & this & the variator require a cambelt change to do the job so you're only really paying for the cost of the parts if done at the same time :)
 

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Cheers guys. Thats a real help.

The cambelt isn't due for a while yet, but I will probably get the lot done all at once anyway.
 

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I used AutoLusso in Bedfordshire, a bit further to drive tho but still within your 2 hour drive window, However if your having Cambelts done they will require the car for the whole day. Check out autolusso's website for prices or contact Ned through the forum. From memory i think i Paid £ 520 ish for 120k service with cambelts. Also had the waterpump done like pb5691 mentioned as saves cost:p
Wilton's can do it in Lake but heard mixed reports about them.

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Yeah I have looked at Auto Lusso, I used to live in Hemel Hempstead, so I could combine it with a visit to my Grans.
 

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i used to work in Hemel ! and lived in and around Milton Keynes. Looking forward to an Summer Island meet, hopefully.
 

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I'd do it for you, but it wold be a day trip for you, but it's only an hour to Hemel from here and I've got a great aunt there too.
 
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