So The last time i posted i was having some bad issues and the car pretty much had given up on me. It took me about 1,000,000 yen to get it back on the road.(About 10,000 USD) But the car is still having issues. first ill explain all the work that the fiat/alfa dealership did.
first time visit to the dealership.
Clutch replaced(first time)
Timing belt replaced
Water pump replaced
Radiator line leak
fuel injectors cleaned
The 2nd visit once the car broke down 4 weeks after the initial repairs due to a "Low oil pressure" and would not start again got it towed to them.
Engine Overhaul(They tricked us into this one confused my wife and i dont speak japanese.)
Replaced Oil tank(There was a crack in it or something)
Replaced crankshaft sensor
Replaced Camshaft Sensor
Replaced cylinder #1 spark plug and ignition coil
Parts of Clutch again(Lucky it was still covered from last time i replaced it 3 months before)
A coil in the transmission?(not sure why they did that but they didn't charge me for it)
So it was only 1 day after the new repairs done after the car pretty much would not start again and low and behold it was leaking selespeed oil and the clutch broke again this time was majorly there fault they fixed it for free. (They put the wrong throw out bearing into the clutch) And there was a very pungent Gas smell in the car during a rainy day driving home. Towed it back a week later and they found after 3 more months of being in the shop the throw out bearing and fuel pump were both broken. the fuel pump i couldn't fight the clutch i definitely fought. They also broke my splash guard first denying it and then later stating maybe they did it because of "Emergency repairs" i let it go but of course not happy so i'll have to get that fixed on my own time.
So now my current problems that happened after the 6 months that the car was in their shop and care 1 week after i got the car back and it was running like it was running before they did all that work.(Engine had a slight vibration and stutter in it which seems to be working itself out slowly these days) And then the real kicker "Selespeed system failure" the car would not change any gears and was stuck in first gear. Wife contacted them again and they told me to check the codes with my obd. Of course no codes due to not having the specialty codes. The selespeed error still comes 2 months after their fixes but only in the first gear and completely random times.(it can happen 5 times in one day for a 30 minute ride home or it can not happen for like 2 weeks under all weather conditions) The selespeed error only comes in with the 1st gear it will never come in if the gear is 2 or higher or in reverse only gear one. This problem makes absolutely no sense and i still have no ideas on a fix for it. Another few strange things that have been going on are the airbag fault light randomly came in and is stuck on. the heater on the drivers side seat randomly turns on without pressing the button and the ac(this has only happened once) kept switching to High when i adjusted temperature and kept switching back to high until i turned it off and back on.
With these most recent problems i feel they all may be related and something is either wrong with the ECU another sensor or I have shorts all over my electrical system that are now comming up because the splash guard is broken and engine exposed from under the car. If anyone has any ideas or clues to what this could be I would greatly appreciate the help. I have spent way to much money into this car now to be having so many issues.
On another note if anyone knows somewhere else i can take my alfa I would like to know I really do not trust the dealership i have been going to as every time i bring it to them something else magically breaks, they take to long to actually do the repairs, and when i asked them how much transmission work experience do you have they said none. I'm in a nasty pickle and no shop wants to touch alfa romeos out here at all I want a REAL alfa mechanic or a really good service manual that i myself can use to fix everything. I have scoured the net and the only thing i have found was that Alfa Elearn which was not much help. Also i need to find a right side fender and front side bumper for a dark great alfa gt 2007. I messed it up pretty good by pinching it between a wall when pulling out of a parking garage. Thanks again for reading my post haha hope you enjoyed the read on this king of problems car.