Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hong Kong
County: Central and Western Hong Kong Island
Car door and SS pump activation
I am a newbie who has just acquired my very first Alfa, a 2004 156 SW which I am infatuated with.
Given my unique parking situation (I live in Hong Kong, not known for generous spaces) I actually need to get in the car from the passenger side and whenever I can I always try to open and close the driver side door in order to activate the SS pump, however sometimes when I am in a hurry I will just start and drive away.
My question is if I keep on forgetting to open the driver side door first will this take a toll on the SS system? Is there another way to trigger the pump such as rotating the key into the MAR position for a while before ignition?
Thanks in advance for your advice.