Lancia Motor Club

Model Technical and Interest => Kappa => Topic started by: Peter W on 27 February, 2012, 09:46:27 PM

Title: Servicing a Kappa
Post by: Peter W on 27 February, 2012, 09:46:27 PM
Have owned my Kappa for over 10 years.  For the first years of its life I had it serviced by a Fiat dealer Lyles of Welwyn without any problem.  They were bought out and ceased to be a Fiat dealership so I found a Fiat dealer in Hertford where I bought some spares but they went bust before the next service so I booked it into Perrys in Amersham without any problem except that June objected to having to follow me in her Punto over a tortuous route with hopeless parking when we arrived.  More recently I found a Fiat dealer in St Albans, Glyn Hopkins, who obtained a replacement fog lamp for me some months ago.  I attempted, today, to book a service with them wereupon the man on the desk shot off to talk to his manager aand came back to say that much as they would like the business they were not prepared to service the car!  Clearly I will have to think again.  My local freelance garage are quite prpared to service the car but whilst they have the dianostics for the engine, they do not have the diagnostics for the car systems which do need some attention.


Title: Re: Servicing a Kappa
Post by: fay66 on 27 February, 2012, 11:21:30 PM
I would recommend you give David Thomas in Codicote a try as he services my Fulvia and all my previous Lancias in the past 7 -8 years, it's run by David and Karen his wife, and it's a friendly family operation with David hands on in the workshop, David used to race Alfas, a task now taken on by their son.   
Other LMC members I've recommended him to also seem to have been satisfied with his service, he's an acknowleged Alfa and Fiat Coupe expert and I'm sure he'll be able to help, Phil Ward of AutoItalia Magazine takes his cars there, and a number of years ago AutoItalia  featured David & his Garage.

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Title: Re: Servicing a Kappa
Post by: Peter W on 28 February, 2012, 05:22:00 PM
Thanks Brian, I will give him a try.


Title: Re: Servicing a Kappa
Post by: nyssa7 on 01 March, 2012, 08:33:11 PM
Can't see why they don't have the diagnostics - as far as I can see, its the same tool with different connectors

Might be a trek for you, but Keith at Auto Integrale has serviced my k coupe for years, built my k race car and has other customers with k saloons

Title: Re: Servicing a Kappa
Post by: Peter W on 02 March, 2012, 01:24:04 PM
Have booked it in with David Thomas who does not think there will be a problem, so it should be right for the trip to the Great Northern.  Thanks for that info Trevor,  I will also have another chat to my local garage.