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Evening Folks,

Just had the day from hell and now looking for any advice please.
I have a 04 Gt JTS and enroute to taking the hound to a specialist vet 120 miles away my cambelt snapped. My own fault and should know better after owning 3 Alfa's before ( many moons ago a lovely Sprint Veloce followed by a 164 Twin and then a 156 twin ) and leaving the belt to 50 k cause money was a bit tight - not as tight as its gonna be now though !
I have been quoted £1140 inc vat to inc valves, head skim etc and just wondered if this was about right ? Also looking on some previous unlucky sod's failures people advise to change water pump and is it shells ?
Price is not from an Alfa specialist but a specialists in engine rebuild and all the local garages use them for their work so i assume they are ok. (Head Racing Developments in Ely, Cambs).
Any advice would be most welcome .:mad:
Oh and bloody dog cost £400 so good day in all.
 

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Try Alfa Workshop, they're not too far away if you're thinking of takin git to Ely (I'm in Peterborough). I seem to remember seeing figures of £800 for a TS engine rebuild after broken cambelt on the forum, so it might be less than your quote (might not). Bearing shells do seem to be a must though as well, as they will be flat-spotted.
 

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Thanks for replies guys ! Will have a ring round tomorrow and see how i get on. What ****es me off most is i spoke to my mechanic a couple of weeks ago about a cambelt change and he said he would ring me back with a price ! So basically its his bloody fault ;)
 

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Folk's phoned Jamie at Alfa workshop and he reckons he can do it for a grand which is still hundred and fourty quid cheaper so it looks like i will go with that !
Cheers for the help .
Mark.
 

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unlikely to need a head skim unless it's been a bit hot in the past.

Swap that for a new water pump and big end shells.
 
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