Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toulouse, France
Hi guys !
Just a follow up... The stealership I bought the car from told me they had all maintenance record on this car. But I found out the ONLY record they actually have contains :
- Oil change
- Oil/Air filters
- Accessory belts
- Parking brake adjustment
- Light bulb replacement
No timing belt replacement here!
I tried to talk to them about it and first they were like "it's a chain, don't worry kid"... They finally read the docs "correctly" and then said "if the belt fails, there won't be any damage to the engine as it's protected against that"...
At this point, I jumped out of my nerves... A dealership saying that kind of bullshit???
So I took the car back this morning for another (free) "check-up". They replaced the alternator belt (why again?) and told me I could reach 200'000 miles on this belt... WHAT THE HECK?
Oh and Fiat doesn't make the sprinkler parts anymore. Front door speaker (Infinity) are also dead, I glued the foam to make them less noisy last week.
I'm really pissed off right now...
And seriously considering changing the belt with my friend. Is the Rockauto kit (Gates #TCKWP295) good enough?
Being there, what else shoud I do? (PCV, filters and Mobil oil are already on my list)