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Hell no, I would pay that much for a cam belt. Try other dealers or independent repair shops. Have you checked with Palmetto Alfa? My buddy just bought a Giulia QT from Palmetto and he had a very good experience.
Yes I'm waiting for a quote from Alfa Fort Myer, the Collection and Palmetto Alfa. I had a bad experience with an independent shop back in the days when they charged me for a job and they never did it. How common is that? Now I'm paranoid, wonder if they actually changed the accessory belt.
 

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My 2 cents. When I called Palmetto to get a quote for the 12000 mile service no one picked up the phone in the service department. Arrigo just did sloppy work when I brought the 4C in for an oil change. Still waiting for Rick Case to fix to the AC control knob.
 

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Unless it's warranty work, I personally shy away from dealers. They have a captured customer base that an independent doesn't. That means the independent has to earn your business -- which usually means better service.

I recommend that you purchase a service manual and make it available to your independent shop. They are well worth it.
 

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Unless it's warranty work, I personally shy away from dealers. They have a captured customer base that an independent doesn't. That means the independent has to earn your business -- which usually means better service.

I recommend that you purchase a service manual and make it available to your independent shop. They are well worth it.
Thank you sir. You're 100% right. I told my shop that I will be giving them the service manual. They agreed to buy the tool and to have me present when the job is done. I would have done the job myself but I don't have experience changing the timing belt. I plan to do the bolt tightening tho. The car is very simple and the panel can be removed like a race car. This ain't rocket science.
 

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Thank you sir. You're 100% right. I told my shop that I will be giving them the service manual. They agreed to buy the tool and to have me present when the job is done. I would have done the job myself but I don't have experience changing the timing belt. I plan to do the bolt tightening tho. The car is very simple and the panel can be removed like a race car. This ain't rocket science.
Hey Samy, how much did you end up paying with limitless?

Max
 

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Hey Samy, how much did you end up paying with limitless?

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Hi Max,

  • I bought the service manual: $140
  • Labor: $960 (Limitless labor)
  • Parts: $180
  • Coolant: $50 for 2 gallons
  • Cam locking tools: $200 (this will be deducted from the labor. Limitless is going to buy it from me)
Total: $1400 to change the cambelt.

Yours will cost $1200 and that including the parts and the coolant.
 

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Hi Max,

  • I bought the service manual: $140
  • Labor: $960 (Limitless labor)
  • Parts: $180
  • Coolant: $50 for 2 gallons
  • Cam locking tools: $200 (this will be deducted from the labor. Limitless is going to buy it from me)
Total: $1400 to change the cambelt.

Yours will cost $1200 and that including the parts and the coolant.
Thank you Samy, big service you did to the local 4C community.
 

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Metal impellers on the Gates water pump? Nice. Other than price, another reason to choose Gates over OE.
 
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