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Flaming Hedgehog

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Hi All 👋
I'm really excited to say I have a deposit on my first Alfa, a 2011 159 2.4 Sportwagon JTDM Auto in Melbourne.
It has a good service history but is due a Cambelt and I have zero clue as to what I should budget for this.
Some cars are fine and some are crazy expensive and I'm hoping it's not a deal breaker as it's such a beautiful car.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading
Cheers,
Michael.
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bonno

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Re: Newbie Buyer Needs Advice - 2.4 Diesel Cambelt Replacement Cost?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 12:03:45 PM »
Hi Michael
Congratulations on your purchase of the 159 JTDM auto. May I suggest if at all possible to negotiate the cambelt change as part of the purchase price. If not, the estimate for a water pump and cam belt kit could be around $1K including parts and labour (refer to cambelt and water pump kit available on e-bay).
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Superspares-Timing-Belt-Kit-Water-Pump-for-Alfa-Romeo-159-JTD-2-4L-5cyl-939A3/143604179086?hash=item216f79e08e:g:qkYAAOSwy7pfbSSP
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Flaming Hedgehog

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Re: Newbie Buyer Needs Advice - 2.4 Diesel Cambelt Replacement Cost?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 12:18:19 PM »
Thanks Bonno!

That's a reasonable cost. Received a couple of quotes this morning from $850 to $1200.
Getting this car as a just traded bargain and I know there's no meat left for the dealer to play with.
It's in Melbs and I'm buying from country SA, independent inspection is happening today so fingers crossed there.

Having zero contacts in Melbs can anyone recommend a reputable shop(s) in Melbs to have the Cambelt and some minor repairs done.
I'll have to stay in a hotel while it gets done before driving home so it's worth spending good coin to get good work.

Cheers,
Michael.
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Re: Newbie Buyer Needs Advice - 2.4 Diesel Cambelt Replacement Cost?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 12:54:20 PM »
Thanks Bonno!

That's a reasonable cost. Received a couple of quotes this morning from $850 to $1200.
Getting this car as a just traded bargain and I know there's no meat left for the dealer to play with.
It's in Melbs and I'm buying from country SA, independent inspection is happening today so fingers crossed there.

Having zero contacts in Melbs can anyone recommend a reputable shop(s) in Melbs to have the Cambelt and some minor repairs done.
I'll have to stay in a hotel while it gets done before driving home so it's worth spending good coin to get good work.

Cheers,
Michael.

where is the car and where are you staying? lots of reputable shops in melb (check out the club sponsors page)
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1969 Lancia Fulvia 1.3s Coupe
1967 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT 1231cc
1967 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT 1216cc
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2005 147 GTA Monza Selespeed
2001 156 Monza Selespeed Twin Spark
2010 159 TI 2.4 Sportwagon
1991 Alfa 75 Twin Spark

Flaming Hedgehog

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Re: Newbie Buyer Needs Advice - 2.4 Diesel Cambelt Replacement Cost?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 03:15:37 PM »
Hi Pasey,
Car is in Sth Melbs. I'll stay in the vicinity off the repairer.
Call me a muppet but I cannot find the Club Sponsors Page
Link?

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M.
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Colin Edwards

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Re: Newbie Buyer Needs Advice - 2.4 Diesel Cambelt Replacement Cost?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 04:36:59 PM »
Home page.  4th panel on the right.  Below "upcoming events"/"membership"/"cross + serpent"/"club shop"/"Sponsors"/

https://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/aroca-sponsors/

Any one of Alfa Donnini Repairs in Malvern East, or Maranello Pur-Sang Motors in Brunswick East, or Mauceri Motors in Clayton will be very helpful.

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Re: Newbie Buyer Needs Advice - 2.4 Diesel Cambelt Replacement Cost?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 05:42:28 PM »
Awesome.
Thanks Colin!
I'm on to it  :)
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