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Is £162 for a cambelt change (multiair 1.4 mito) and around £40 to do the pump as well too cheap. The garage was the same one who looked after my friends 147 so they should be ok. I was quite shocked at the price, but this garage seems to have a good reputation.

Probably me being precious about my new "little car" I know. Any advice. I know about Peak Alfa as I live in Yorkshire but this garage is nearer to me in terms of having to leave it for the day etc.

The car was 4 in March and at 32,000 has probably just been a runner so I'd rather get it done sooner rather than later to save heartache:depressed:
 

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Hi, that quote sounds about right, my cambelt and water pump swap cost me £210 last year at a local Fiat specialist, the parts are inexpensive (£30 for the belt and replacement adjuster wheel and £30 for the pump) the parts are generic Fiat based ones as used in the grande punto and panda, just don't ask for a quote from an Alfa Romeo dealer, you would be alfanervous then! P.S make sure you have the water pump changed as well, its false practice not to.
 

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Sounds about right
Recently paid £330 for belt, pump, plugs and oil change including multiair filter
 

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Thanks guys, will get this booked in and will make sure I include water pump, I'll feel a lot better when I get that belt having had one go on me in a corsa some years ago. Hope they gauarantee the work too.
 

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If there is nothing wrong with the current waterpump then I wouldn't replace it. I did the belt and pump on my Giulietta and it developed a groan, turned out the new water pump was faulty so I had to waste another 3 hours putting the old one back in!

I would only replace the pump every 2nd belt change because of this.
 

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It can be risky leaving the old pump on the car, if it becomes faulty due to age and has to be changed the cam belt will have to come off again, remember leaving it on for a second cam belt change is eight years, for the sake of £30 extra it will be worth it, its very unusual for a new pump to develop a fault, I had mine fitted last year and its fine :yes:
 

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It can be risky leaving the old pump on the car, if it becomes faulty due to age and has to be changed the cam belt will have to come off again, remember leaving it on for a second cam belt change is eight years, for the sake of £30 extra it will be worth it, its very unusual for a new pump to develop a fault, I had mine fitted last year and its fine :yes:
I would only replace the water pump every 2nd belt change after this episode, Unless of course it was a v6 with a plastic pump.

After this I can now do a 1.4 MA timing belt change in 3 hours! Probably less now. I ended up doing it 3 times while trying to diagnose the noise.
 
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Sounds spot on, A for Alfa in aylesbury will charge £190 all in for mine.
 

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Is £162 for a cambelt change (multiair 1.4 mito) and around £40 to do the pump as well too cheap. The garage was the same one who looked after my friends 147 so they should be ok. I was quite shocked at the price, but this garage seems to have a good reputation.

Probably me being precious about my new "little car" I know. Any advice. I know about Peak Alfa as I live in Yorkshire but this garage is nearer to me in terms of having to leave it for the day etc.

The car was 4 in March and at 32,000 has probably just been a runner so I'd rather get it done sooner rather than later to save heartache:depressed:
Sounds a good price, cost just over that on the mrs no-MA mito 18 months or so ago.
Is it an Alfa indie?
 

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To Mr Bailey

He is not an Alfa specialist, but an independent garage my friend used for her Alfa 147 so I booked on recommendation, any services though I may prefer an Alfa independant specialist for the log book, but not sure yet.

You have to leave your car on the road and post keys in the morning and my little Mito is slap behind a Fiat Punto, so hope she is in good hands today.
 
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