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Craig_m67

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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2019, 03:16:22 PM »
Prying against the manifold to fit a belt or release a tensioner, could be one source of damage. Mis-supporting the motor when removing or refitting a gearbox, another.

There will surely be witness marks if itís not just a gorilla with a spanner.

Thatís my thoughts too..
... which is not indicative of a lemon.

Just neglect and/or abuse by a ham fisted repairer.


Itíd be nice to see the crack in detail. I wouldnít be surprised if the crack couldnít be repaired, glued or filled either.. itís just a manifold after all, simply replacing it could be ruinou$


(I canít actually find the inlet manifold in ePer.. anybody know which bit itís listed under?)
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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2019, 04:01:10 PM »
Part number is 55259589 for the manifold :)

Look either way itís getting fixed not ideal but Iím not going to jump to conclusions and blame the mechanic because itís not my place.

Iíll try and get the old one so I can take more detailed photos and see if it shows sign of tools damaging the part..

Who knows, at this point I want to pay the bill and be back on the road plain and simple.

Taking it to Alfa Romeo in parramatta wouldíve bankrupt me..


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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2019, 05:22:44 PM »
Just out of curiosity, if the car was running fine, and the only problem was the leaking water pump, why was the Mech screwing around with the inlet manifold in the first place?  ???
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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2019, 05:53:46 PM »
So the water pump was replaced, as were all the belts since they were due and everyone advised me to do it since I was already paying for the labor.

Iíll get the manifold when my father goes to pick it up because heís curious to see the fail section as well.


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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2019, 06:05:18 PM »
Just out of curiosity, if the car was running fine, and the only problem was the leaking water pump, why was the Mech screwing around with the inlet manifold in the first place?  ???
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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2019, 02:07:45 AM »
Just out of curiosity, if the car was running fine, and the only problem was the leaking water pump, why was the Mech screwing around with the inlet manifold in the first place?  ???

I think it was just an assumption that the water pump was leaking based on the location of the visible water on the block, but maybe when they removed the mount bracket and were able to visually inspect the pump, they found the water was coming from higher up on the manifold and running down the block.

Just a guess.

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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2019, 02:09:16 AM »
Pretty much Mick is on the money, the water pump was due anyways so it wasnít a waste of time or costs...


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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2019, 10:52:07 AM »
I think Mickís explanation is sound. 

Pain in the arse about the manifold
(For avoidance of doubt, I wasnít suggesting your mechanic broke it.. I know too many good mechanics to start flinging mud like that)
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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2019, 10:53:31 AM »
All good Craig, just didnít expect the bill to blow up so much, and itís kind of put me off doing any additional work to mine.

Was going to get a stage 1 tune and change the stereo for one with CarPlay but now Iím kind of on the fence


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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2019, 12:36:03 PM »
Donít be.  I love my QV.

I canít bring myself to replace it currently because nothing else matches bang for buck.

It really is a seriously good car.  Iíve put 50K on mine over the last two years, reasonably trouble free (after we did the belts and maintenance that the previous owner ignored). 

Maybe a mapped petrol Stelvio when they get under $50k
(Iím not a sedan man, sorry Giulia)




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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2019, 02:29:54 PM »
Donít be.  I love my QV.

I canít bring myself to replace it currently because nothing else matches bang for buck.

It really is a seriously good car.  Iíve put 50K on mine over the last two years, reasonably trouble free (after we did the belts and maintenance that the previous owner ignored). 

REALLY!!!!   ??? No, seriously . . . .REALLY!  ::)

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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2019, 03:40:16 PM »


As requested :)


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Re: 2015 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde Guiletta water pump fail cost ?
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2019, 04:44:19 PM »
Thatís just a pain.. I feel for you

So, from the first pic you posted... how did that rubber gasket that goes around the square channel actually work.  The one in the pic looks to long and doubles up or falls into the broken section?
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