JTS Gearbox Woes (AKA Why did I buy an Alfa!!!)
Sirstly sorry for the long post. I am at my wits end with this car having over the past 3 years spend well over half the value of the car when I bought in on keeping it on the road!! Not to mention tyre costs!
So by way of an update and a plea for advice really........ My car was suffering from creep in neutral and would not always select 1st or second easily.
Finally I lost 5th gear and ended up getting my local garage to replace the gear at considerable cost.
The car drove great for a weekend and actually managed to put a smile on my face for the first time since I bought it(I have had a lot of issues with this car!!) but last Monday morning
the clutch started feeling like it had no pressure and eventually reached the floor without "biting" which resulted in not being able to change gear at all.
I ended up getting towed to a stealer and they charged me £80 for a pressure bleed of the system which restored it for all of 10 miles! I managed to get it to my usual garage changing with the revs as I was reluctant to go back to the stealer and have the car stucjk there.
There are no apparent leaks in the system(just based on the fluid level remaining constant) and I am at a loss as to what to do now.
The question then is I suppose are the any other known issues that can cause this other than the very expensive ones inside the gear box as if it goes down that route it may be a case of yet another Alfa R.I.P.