Re: Leaking Actuator perhaps? Selespeed 156
Does the oil level in the selespeed resevoir keep dropping?
What year's the car? Some of the earlier models suffered with 'rust' build up on a hydraulic plunger on the rear part of the actuator, but unfortunately you can't buy that part seperately.
The resevoir's on the right when you open the bonnet, behind the battery, theres a long black plastic shroud around a resevoir cap. For now, buy some selespeed oil from the dealers and keep an eye on the level.
You can try your luck with a good used one, not sure what Ausi's like for Alfa parts tho???
If they insist you need a new one, I could send you a repaired unit. I'd have to check delivery cost, but my actuators sell at £550, fully tested, on an exchange basis. So you'd have to send me your old one.
I have a photographic guide on how to remove them, so any independant garage can do the job cheaper, but you'd have to have it re-calibrated. Main dealer can do this, or, if you have Alfadiag, you should be able to do this from a laptop.