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North Wales, UK

2012 Giulietta Cloverleaf/GQV 1750 tbi 61k miles (immediately before belts replacement :/ )

The engine stopped turning unexpectedly, the starter is alive but not turning the engine

AA pickup reckoned it was the timing belt, local indy agrees (from the description)

as far as I can see, the options I have are :-

  • let a good indy / performance at it
  • good specialist
  • main service dealer (eg Mangoletsi)
is that about right?

any suggestions welcome on how/where to proceed, or whether to give up and get a donkey instead ?

cheers !
 

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Belts should have been changed at five years irrespective of mileage.

Personally I would use an Alfa specialist if you have one in North Wales

Mangoletsi gets varying opinions on this forum not all good. I would tend to avoid the main dealers anyway because of their high labour charges.
 

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We haven't seen many cambelt failures on Giuliettas, I even did 6 years before getting to the recommended 84,000 mile service. Hope you can get it fixed cheaply
 

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I bought my giulietta 170 with 11000 miles showing and 3yrs old, I put another 10000 miles on it in 18 months and it started intermittently squeaking. Taking it to my garage we discovered the water pump bearing had collapsed and the cam belt was hanging on by a thread.... This was when the car was under 4 and a half yrs old..... I would always have the belt and pump changed on a 5yr cycle or sooner if you pile on the miles or if you are lucky to hear a strange sound from the engine bay first....
 

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Cheers guys. :)
I’m having a good trusted local take a look at her for a basic damage assessment before doing a 100-300 mile trip.

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