Re: bl**dy reverse again?!?!?!
It would appear that Alfa knows about the problems with gears not being able to be selected when either moving or stationary, if the gear lever will not return to the middle position when moved to select any gear this indicates the plastic bushes that fit in the selectors on the top of the gear box are knackered and need replacing, at 99p each and a good greasing the gear selection is back to being like new. Alfa dealers sell these at a rate of around 18 per month, seeing there are two on each 147 this indicates roughly 9 cars per month with this problem being rectified, Dont bother with the shrapnel thought, it is not the problem. Try waiting 3 to 5 seconds before selecting reverse it does work.