COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 8th July
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world. Allow an extra day for delivery (2 days for Australia, 6 days for New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * 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. However, we are beginning to see supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
Workshop Customers:
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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 strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. 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. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30th March to 31st July 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 strongly recommended to get one done.

Alfa Romeo MiTo


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If your Mito has this drain at the back of the engine bay it should be replaced

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With the S shaped one shown on the right in this picture

27/9/11

The Mito is a brilliant car and there are very few issues with it at present, so far we have had a number of cars where the modification has not been done to the drain for the scuttle and the water off the windscreen drains all over the alternator causing premature failure (see the pictures on the right hand side).

On the rear suspension we have also had a number of rear shock absorbers fail so it is worth having a glance underneath to make sure they are nice and dry, if the car has adaptive damping these shocks absorbers are very expensive.

The front suspension upper mounting bearing can wear which causes a twang type noise when you turn the steering from lock to lock while stationary.

Servicing on the Mito can be an issue as the 1.3 diesel engine has two oil filters, made by UFI or Purflux and it seems to be impossible to tell which one your car is fitted with!

There have been occasional issues with the electric steering system but it is becoming quite rare.

On higher mileage cars, around 100,000 miles, the multiair unit has caused problems if the car has not been regularly serviced or the wrong oil has been used. When the multi air unit fails it can fail in one of two ways, it can cause a miss fire at idle that disappears at higher revs or it can make a clatter from the camshaft area of the engine.

Check to make sure there are no whines from the gear box as the bearings inside can wear on higher mileage cars.

JP

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