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 UK Next Day Deliveries -  Due to the heightened demand for deliveries leading up to Christmas, UK carriers are experiencing a substantial increase in the quantity of daily drops. 

The Possibility of delays may result in deliveries being carried over to the following day.

Because of this we ask that you please allow an extra day in case of delay. Next day deliveries cannot be guaranteed although every effort will be made to deliver on time.

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Stu

My beautiful twinspark sounds like an old knackered Cortina!

Friday, 6 January 2017  |  Stu

Affecting: Twin Spark

Here we have a classic case of poorly cam timing variator. It's virtually a service item on all 1.4/1.6/1.8/2.0 16 valve T.spark engines (97-02) & JTS engines (02 onwards) when changing the cam belt. Replacement of the variator will eliminate that annoying diesel type rattle when starting up, or at low revs and will also improve performance noticeably. All variants use the same unit, just ask for a 60666199 and all will be well with the world and your Alfa. (not recommended as a DIY job).

 
Fault Help

Common or potential faults associated with the French & Italian range.

 

Having worked with our chosen marques for quite some time now, it stands to reason that we have come across a whole plethora of faults, failures and potential automotive hiccups. Sometimes they are quite clearly due to a lack of maintenance. Others are due to poor design. Then there is just bad luck.

Here follows a list (in no particular order) of some of the more common occurrences we have encountered. Included are our comments and/or opinions as to how 'we' have dealt with the situation or believe would or could be an effective solution. Our ramblings are by no means a substitute for competent professional diagnosis and should be regarded as bodhi for interested parties.

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Motorhoming:

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Sea Cruise:

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