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Hi,

I originally came from the Fiatforum.com as ive owned fiats since I was 17 I post as ChrisUK on there too.

Im now the proud owner of a 1998 Alfa 156 2.0L Twin Spark with Red leather interior and high lift boot spoiler. Got a couple of niggles like the dreded variator issue :rolleyes: as well as the exhaust rattle (im assuming heatshield) and a noise from the rear left of the car as if part of the brake is binding ive had a look and there is a thin but not deep score on the disc.

Any help / advice to get these sorted? :D. The worst quote ive had so far is £600 for the cam belt and variator replaced!.

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Chris
 

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Hi Chris. Welsome to AO. :)

Small world, I live in Newton Aycliffe too. :D

Where did you go to get the quote? Have you tried BMC?
 

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Yeah it is a small world! :D.

I live just round the corner from B.M.C and yeah I have they quoted £450 for the cambelt, balancer belt, tensioners etc as well as the variator or £350 without variator. Just wondering if I could get cheaper thats all :rolleyes:.
 

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I doubt it.

Get some pictures of your car up and I'll keep a lookout for you. :D
 

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Yeah will do. Im hopping its going to be another day like we have had today so I can go out sort my brakes and heatshield out and wash and polish it :).

Ive just been too busy Ive just sold my last car today (Fiat Grande Punto Sporting JTDm 130Bhp) Sooooo sad to let it go :cry:.
 

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Welcome aboard. Sounds like the prices quoted are about right. HTH.
 

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ChrisUK said:
Hi,

I originally came from the Fiatforum.com as ive owned fiats since I was 17 I post as ChrisUK on there too.

Im now the proud owner of a 1998 Alfa 156 2.0L Twin Spark with Red leather interior and high lift boot spoiler. Got a couple of niggles like the dreded variator issue :rolleyes: as well as the exhaust rattle (im assuming heatshield) and a noise from the rear left of the car as if part of the brake is binding ive had a look and there is a thin but not deep score on the disc.

Any help / advice to get these sorted? :D. The worst quote ive had so far is £600 for the cam belt and variator replaced!.

Cheers

Chris
Hi Chris! Welcome! Think I joined just before ya! (Apparently I'm one of the few girlies on the forum!)
I too have upgraded from a fiat! I had a wee punto proir to my alfa, ao it seemsed a logical step up to make.
I am no help to ya regarding the techy stuff, but I too am about to get my cam belt done, so let me know what your best quote is, will you? (I always feel garages see a woman coming a mile off and rip us off if they can, so if I can get a ball park figure before approaching them, this would help). Cheers x
 

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Yeah will do :D. Ive moved to an alfa as a step down believe it or not! :rolleyes:.

I had a 2006 Grande Punto Sporting JTDm with all the kit but I lost my job 3 months ago and I need to move out and ive got a baby due in feb so I had to sell it clear the finance and whats left buy a car (Alfa 156 :D).

I really do love the car but there is that thought in the back of my mind wishing I bought an older punto sporting now as I could do ALL the mainenence on it myself :rolleyes:.

Maybe this feeling will pass once ive got all the work done and parted with the cash :eek:.

On the plus side there is a Non-Alfa garage in my area that will do it for £350 providing they can source the cam lock kit from one of their partner garages. They are a good garage as I've used them many times before and my dads friends with the owner so I trust them :rolleyes:.
 

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On the plus side there is a Non-Alfa garage in my area that will do it for £350 providing they can source the cam lock kit from one of their partner garages. They are a good garage as I've used them many times before and my dads friends with the owner so I trust them :rolleyes:.
If you don't mind me asking, Which one? :confused:
 

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Croxdale FastFit in aycliffe industrial estate :D. Think thats a good quote? :p


Croxdale fast fit.....:confused:


i thought they only did tyres and exhausts..:confused:

take your car to BMC and let them do the cambelt change for you as they do specialise in alfas...I take my car to BMC everytime it needs work doing as they always do a good job :)
 
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