I've been tryong to get my 145 1.4 TS to run right since I got it.....
I've replaced the thermostat as it was never coming up to 90 deg on the open road (only in traffic) and it's now working perfectly.
I also got a replacement MAF which doesn't seem to be right. I ordered one which said it was a genuine Bosch but it's not marked as such and the car is great until 5000 rpm, after which it looses the will to accelerate anywhere near how it should.
I disconnected the MAF for a short blast there and it's revving out to close to the redline no problem.
Can anyone advise on an online shop where I can get a genuine Bosch MAF at non-stealer prices?
I also tried (on a different blast) disconnecting the lambda with no difference to performance.
My fuel consumption is also poor at 33 or so MPG.
Girlie Fiat driver: "You got a new car?"
Me: "Yep and I love it"
GFD: "Alfa though.... Aren't they supposed to be unreliable"
Me (looking over her shoulder at her Punto and laughing inwardly): "So they say......"