My 156 is my eighth Alfa, the latest in an unbroken line since 1978, it is also the only Alfa that I would gladly set light to. The early cars may have rusted but all seven previous cars have done high mileages and I only suffered one break down, and that was a Bosch fuel pump. As with any car I expect to repace brake pads and even discs nowadays, and also suspension parts, but head gaskets and constant Motor System failure warnings I could do without.Three months ago the above warning was diagnosed by a dealer as a duff catlaytic converter. Seeing the price of those I investigated further to find the Cat was OK (endoscope inspection) but that the injector at No1 was faulty (and are they a pig to get at) This last week, on my birthday of all days, the motor failure message is back, happy bl--dy birthday. I shall have to fork out for another diagnostic session and hope it gives a better guide to the fault than did the last one. Even injectors come in at the best part of £130 and the work to replace then is, as I said, not something you would want to do too often (JTS engine not the much easier TS). As the thread says `Does it Ever End'
Last edited by footloose; 20-06-10 at 19:14.
Reason: Misquote of thread