Sub zero GT problems
My GT dosn't like the cold!
Since the ambient temperature dropped below zero, the following problems have arisen;-
Front suspension has developed a nasty squeak on both sides over even the smallest pot hole / speed bump.
The dash creaks, groans and squeaks in sympathy with the suspension, until the cabin temperature rises to a comfortable level.
The side windows froze shut yesterday, failing to drop when the door was opened. This makes it impossible to close the door, due to the pressure inside the car. The only solution was loads of de-icer until they unstuck. Then once lowered, they decided to do the inch by inch Alfa GT window shuffle, just to really p**s me off.
To top it all, I lost a third side light bulb this week. Buggered if that is getting changed until it warms up. No way I'm spending an hour and a half stripping the front of the car at -7deg!
On the up-side, the ice on the station car park has given me the chance to play with the stability control and I am sure that the JTS engine developes more power in the cold damp winter weather.
I used to work in the automotive industry and once upon a time, cars were tested to stupid low temperatures to make sure that everything still functioned. Do Alfa not do this? Are GT's only intended for summer driving? I would hate to own one in a really cold place!!
Last edited by 427scr; 19-02-08 at 11:46.