<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by csg:
There is an adjustment on the clutch, but it's only for initial setting and should not need reset. The clutch is controlled electronically through the hydraulics. When it is working properly there is no juddering or any other problems what so ever, hot or cold (the clutch action is so good when it's ok that you would be hard pushed to better it even in a manual car). If your car's clutch action is poor it can be "reset" by disconnecting the battery for a few minuites, and then reconnecting, however AFTER reconnecting the battery, switch the ignition on and listen under the bonnet, you will hear the electronic throttle resetting, leave the ignition on until it has finnished. Now try the clutch action, if it is still poor something has failed, or, the clutch works ok but then get's worse again something has failed (if this info is incorrect don't tell me tell Alfa Romeo as this is what they do).
As for the failure to select gears- unlucky, this is what happens to selespeeds- my car was actually in the garage more than it was on the road, weeks at a time, and Alfa still couldn't fix it, why, because the design is flawed and built to a price for mass production, sure some cars last for thousands of miles, but some don't even work when they come out the showroom.
Answer, buy a manual car, they are far better to drive anyway, selespeed has not been perfected yet, it has already had several "software updates" and needs alot more (not to mention all the mechanical problems), every component in the selespeed system is prone to failure, even the gearbox, which, apart from the selector shaft is actually the same as the manual box but the selespeed system manages to break that too!
PS Alfa customer service don't want to know either.
Good luck</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well well aren't we the cheery one today?! There are plenty of us who chose
Selespeeds because we actually prefer them to a manual!
I questioned my local dealers service department about the reliability of Selespeeds and they have not any major problems at all yet! Perhaps I live in a country with a moderate climate (Auckland never gets colder than 6C) which doesn't cause some of the problems others seem to have in harsher climates?