My 2002 156 sele is smashing. I love the gear change, acceleration and looks. I'm not so enamoured with the ride, but that's to sort later.
Following advice from this forum, I've had the belts, tensioners, variator & thermostat changed. add an oil/air filter & oil change (all in around £700 from Southern Alfa, job well done, smashing chap) and she's purring along. Even starts first time after a fortnight away.
Now to the query... why does the selespeed do the oil 'puke' thing on my drive? I don't overfill it & check it virtually everyday and there doesn't seem to be any reason for it on any forum post I've read. I've fitted a catchpot, again as advised here, so that'll save the drive, but I'd like the car to stop doing it!
Does anyone have a technical drawing of the pump & actuator that I could study? I've looked at the cd's I bought from ebay & have studied the 'selespeed bible' stickied on the front of the forum to no avail.
Finally, my selespeed display flashes in third & fifth gear. The gears change fine, on the drive and at speed and occasionally 3rd will go for 5 minutes without flashing. my own theory is that a calibration should cure this, the car was rumoured (no receipts) to have an actuator about a year ago and I would expect that this was the last time it was done. I've just received the data cable & am going to buy alfa diag tomorrow, so I'll post, should I cure it of course.
Your thoughts are most welcome.
Thanks in advance...