Well, what can I say... Thanks for the useful (and sometimes suggestive) remarks....
Hoygaard - I'm not that efficient, I didn't manage to disconnect the battery within the 38 mins (Phew! he says). Ain't you glad.
John Fanthorpe - I said the rpm rises and falls 500rpm. It doesn't start at 500rpm. It ticks over around 1200rpm and rises from there to 1700 etc.
Not related to John Panton (well, my husband doesn't think he is)
Mr T - Where abouts do you stay? I might take you up on the offer if the Alfa dealer doesn't play ball. Who's your local Alfa dealer, and would you recommend them. I got the car from Parks (Hamilton) and they are (how can I put this nicely... not very good at their job, well, they are very bad at their job, but that's a womans perspective)
Steve Webb - I think I'll try your approach first of all. I only have to find a reputable dealer first.
GTV6 - I know cheap jokes too
. I'm not the best singer, so I'll have to give the band a miss!
pbarwich - Thanks for the insight. Yep, I think I'll try the dealer first and see what they come up with. JTS having the same problem... naaa it's a diesel.
Nemesis - no comment ( I try not to encourage BOYS)
Alfa 147 Distinctive - Ahhh , a gentleman... (but a rouge stealing posts)
Chris M - Again, thanks for the insight.. maybe it's time to get my hands dirty.
and a little message to all
No, I won't be wearing a short skirt wink I'll be in jeans and furryboots
Thanks again all
ps. alfaowner - All men are