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Hi guys. Anyone got ball park figures on a 147 gta cambelt change, a service 47k ish i think it is and bush changes etc(all main dealer). Also a set of dampers and springs because everyone like myself knows the standard ones are ~*&^

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48K is a set of plugs I think although mine needed em at 42K, could be an expensive service just for that, plus £550 -£700 depending on where you go for the cambelt n stuff, then you want your fluids all renewing probably, gearbox oil and engine oil, plus any other sevice items and bits n bobs, might find you need new pads by now...

Suspension £500-£1500 depends on what you want, don't forget the Q2 as a preventative maintenance thing @ circa £500 depending on where you go. Chuck £2000-£3000 at it and it'll be totally sorted :thumbs: add a grand on everything for main dealer prices :(

Got a verbal quote for Q2 fitting at Mangoletsi myself for £1300 I think it was.
 

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Great stuff. Do you know notice much of a difference with the q2?
Those that have it say it's transformed the power delivery of the cars, do a search mate you'll find plenty of info, it's the next thing on the list for me, for my part I have to say it's more from a preventative maintenance thing, the stock diff in the 147 GTA seems to be somewhat fragile and you'll see from other threads in the GTA lounge that many have failed, the Q2 is much bigger and more robust and has been track tested in a very powerful car for around a year so we know it can handle abuse.

The GTAs are great cars, but with a few simple mods they can be awesome cars :)
 

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Cambelt replaced, new water pump fitted (metal impellor variety) and Q2 for all for a shade under £1k. Good value in my opinion. :thumbs:
That's bloody good value mate :thumbs:
 

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I got my belt changed at the Alfa Workshop cost about £500 notes. Koni FSD seems to be well regarded, should be fine with stock springs.
 

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It depends on how much you have done, obviously, but it could be a lot more than the figures mentioned. I got this done (and more) at a specialist - albeit one I bleatedly discovered charges more like main dealer prices and charges RRP for parts - and the parts bill alone was a couple of grand. This was not including the FSD's or the engine/gear oil and brake fluid all of which I supplied myself.

Examples - spark plugs (I think are scheduled for 60k?) are £120 a set at RRP, and the front lower arms are over £100 each. So it depends what you mean by "bushes" - normally the front lower arms and front ARB drop links do want doing by this mileage. They alone will cost a bit. If you change the front ARB itself, and start doing things like the rear drop links (worth it if changing the dampers since they attach to them) then the costs will mount.

I would argue the standard springs are fine, just change the dampers for FSD. FSD's and Q2 together (plus ideally a front strut brace) are a massive improvement over stock. Like others here, I loved the standard car, especially on smooth roads, but it is vastly more capable all-round and relaxing to drive post the FSD/Q2 - and you won't face a two grand bill for a new gearbox if the standard diff pops.

I've posted the link on here before, but if you want my review of the FSD's/Q2 see here:

http://themotor.myfastforum.org/about7038.html

I'm the original poster, so read that and the further posts in there by me, including one I'm about to add re: the diff, which takes longer to fully appreciate than the FSD's. My car was at 44k miles/3.5 years old when I had this done.
 
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Good reading jwyatt, your thoughts back up my thinking regarding the FSD's. These are going to be my next step but I was thinking keeping the stock springs would be the best for me. The roads around my way are quite shocking in places making me think lowering is not ideal, but improving the damping would be a geat benefit.

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