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Got the bad news today that the diff has gone in my 147 (only just turned 17k!). When it happened there was no oil loss, I have asked my mechanic to take the diff out with the gearbox in place however I was wondering if there is no damage to the bell house can I flush the oil and put in a q2 and that will be job done or will the gearbox be shot and need refurbed? Any advise would be much appreciated.
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From what I've read on here the gearbox should be fine ... although the only real way to tell is to open it up and have a look ...
 

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It often takes the gearbox with it - not always but often!
 

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Do you think it would be worth taking the diff out and looking for damage to the housing first or just take the gearbox out?
 

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Do you think it would be worth taking the diff out and looking for damage to the housing first or just take the gearbox out?
Take the whole thing out, check the bell housing for internal damage and the gearbox will probably require a rebuild and flush, also get the whole thing rebuilt with a Q2.

There is potential to talk to Ned at Autolusso to see if he will take your old gearbox in part ex on a gearbox rebuilt with a Q2 from his stock.

Auto Lusso - Alfa Romeo Gearbox Rebuilds, Replacement and Repairs - Hertfordshire, Bedfordshre UK
 

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We can fix it for you, you can either send us the car and we can do the whole job or attentively you can get some one to remove your box and we can arrange a collection and delivery back. Please be aware if we fix the box and send it back to you we can not be responsible for the quality of the fitting work. I say this as we had a car in last week we rebuilt a box for and sent out and it was fitted by a so called specialist and it was the worst fitting job I have ever seen. We had to re do the whole job for the customer.

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Ned, that sounds good, I have asked my local garage to remove the gearbox, do you have a phone number I can phone regarding lead time price etc?(Also I live in Aberdeen so getting the car to you really isn't an option)
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Got the bad news today that the diff has gone in my 147 (only just turned 17k!). When it happened there was no oil loss, I have asked my mechanic to take the diff out with the gearbox in place however I was wondering if there is no damage to the bell house can I flush the oil and put in a q2 and that will be job done or will the gearbox be shot and need refurbed? Any advise would be much appreciated.
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Erm, I'd be straight on the blower to Alfa UK with this.......Having done only 17K I'm sure you'll get a substantial contribution from them, especially if the box was toasted too......It's ridiculous that this goes wrong so quickly. I'm not 100% up on it but some of these new Euro consumer laws and fit for purpose etc may even mean there might be a six year warranty......It's all about the Sale of Goods act that was amended in 2002....Maybe someone else could chime in but, no disrespect to Ned (who fitted my Q2), discussing this would Alfa might save your readies a little......
 

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Erm, I'd be straight on the blower to Alfa UK with this.......Having done only 17K I'm sure you'll get a substantial contribution from them, especially if the box was toasted too......It's ridiculous that this goes wrong so quickly. I'm not 100% up on it but some of these new Euro consumer laws and fit for purpose etc may even mean there might be a six year warranty......It's all about the Sale of Goods act that was amended in 2002....Maybe someone else could chime in but, no disrespect to Ned (who fitted my Q2), discussing this would Alfa might save your readies a little......
There has been so many diff failures there is no way Alfa UK can say they don’t know about it and if I remember correctly there is someone on here that did get £250 out of Alfa as compensation.

By the way I know no disrespect implied :thumbs:

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Last I heard ARUK have pretty much stopped all goodwill payments to customers out of warranty, credit crunch and all that :rolleyes:
 

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Last I heard ARUK have pretty much stopped all goodwill payments to customers out of warranty, credit crunch and all that :rolleyes:
Well Credit Crunch aside, I think the OP's is probably one of the lowest mileage failures(?) and as Alfa has set a bit of a precident with their assistance then he should pursue it. I'm sure those that have had assistance here will speak up to strengthen his case and advise the best approach. I'm assuming he has some Alfa main dealer services and at 17k miles it could easily be argued that the car is not fit for purpose.....

I guess it depends how determined the OP is in these matters but I think there is a lot in his favour with what's gone before and our laws. Just don't let Alfa UK duck & dive and bull****....
 
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