Need help, on my 156. injection light on, stalls, smell of fuel.
Hi, this is my first post and my first Alfa.
ive owned for a month an Alfa 156 1.6 t.spark sportwagon x reg ( year 2000 )
its done 94000 miles and service his says last service was at 82000 miles
its was running with no problems at all.. up to a few days ago. ( i have done about 900 miles in total done about 800 miles before the problem started )
(just trying to give anyone that can help as much info as poss)
Anyway, i been driving fine for about 30 miles then i stopped at a shop to get a drink, when i went back to my alfa it started up then died stright away the revs just dropped, it done this for a few times, in the end when it started i revved it up to stop it from stalling again and kept it revving at about 2000rpm, i drove home it stalled once more on a roundabout, but i made it home.
i left it on my drive for an hour, then went to check it. it started up and didnt stall but was ticking over really low, i left it over night.
in the morning it was fine like and like nothing had happened (this was on thursday) so i tryed to forget about it. i used at all day friday and saturday and was fine,
then on sunday i was driving to work been driving about 10 miles stopped for fuel, and the same problem happened started then died... finally got it going, (i had to go to work so i had to risk driving it) on the motoway if i changed gear the revs would drop the igection ( the red light that looks like a spark plug) light would come on and i would get a smell of fuel, this happened twice, the when i stopped at traffic lights it stalled, i paniced a bit as i was holding cars up, so i had to rev it to get it going. as i done that it was back to normal and drive the rest of the way without any problems at all. and got me home after.
now im worried it will do it again, i dont have much cash at the moment as spent all of it on the car, but still i want my car to drive, and i want to love my alfa.
If any of you kind alfa owners could please give me advice or and fix guides i would be so happy. i can do some work myself, and i aint scared to try.
sorry if post is very long, ( im new hear )
one more thing today it is idleing a bit low.
many thanks adam