COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 7th April
Mail Order Customers:
Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world (including in Italy), with the exception of Hubei province in China. Allow an extra day for delivery (2 days for Australia, New Zealand & Japan), just in case.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road even if many of the parts manufacturers are now closing.
Workshop Customers:
Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have no signs of illness in the company and are taking all precautions to minimise contact and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy.
  * To help those in self isolation, we are now offering a free Collect & Return Service of up to 30 miles, so if you have any servicing due in the next 3 months now might be good time to get it out of the way without even having to open your front door. We will disinfect your car on collection and return.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30 March will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still recommended to get one done.

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Alfa Romeo Rear Radius Arm Replacement

Replacing the rear radius arm, models covered: Alfa Romeo 147, 156 & GT

Remove road wheel

Remove road wheel

Alfa 147 Rear Radius Arm

Mark position of washer on inner end of radius arm as this adjusts the tracking

Alfa Romeo 156 rear suspension

Lubricate all bolts to be undone

Alfa Suspension Bolts

Undo outer securing bolt.

Tap out outer securing bolt

Free off outer securing bolt.
Using suitable drift tap out outer securing bolt.

Undo inner securing nut while holding the bolt in position.
Fit new radius arm, making sure that the inner bolt does not rotate, fit the road wheel then lower the car to the ground and do up the final turn of the bolts so the bushes are in the correct position with the car on the ground.
Get rear suspension geometry checked.

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