Okay so for all of you that have been following the trials and woes that I've been having with my 156 I have news... The sodding thing is possesed and I now have a choice between getting a priest in to look at it or get it booked into Alfa Technico. I'm just not quite sure which route to go down...
I finally got it hooked up to a laptop using FES thanks to Alfaasda and this is what we found...
P0300 Misfire Detect (1)
P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire
P1178 Mixture 2 Strength (Multiplicative)
P1177 Mixture Correction (Multiplicative)
P0150 Lambda 2 Signal Above Catal
P0130 02 Signal 1 Precat
P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire
Kinda points to a buggered Lambda probe or shot injectors or Christ knows what else. So now I have a choice do I burn the b*$7"&d down to the ground or do I get it repaired? What we did was to clear the codes and take it for a thrash with the laptop plugged in to try to get the one that is giving me the headaches to reappear. It didn't and now I have a perfect car with no fault codes that pulls like a train. All 3 lambda probes are chasing each other perfectly with the slightest of lags on no' 2 but they're all certainly within range and working fine. But here's the sinister part. I know for a fact that when I start the car tomorrow morning it'll be running like a bag of crap again until I get it warmed up.
I did have an idea when I was driving home this evening... Could it be that the battery is on it's way out and losing a bit of charge overnight? Just a thought.
Before I close here's what else it did to me this afternoon. A couple of weeks ago I fitted new front brake pads with anti squeal shims.. When I got up to Alfaasda's place the brakes were squealing like an old corporation dustcart (They've been silent since I changed the pads), when I got back to Derby they were quiet again. On the A38 on the way home the drivers door speaker began intermitantly cutting out and the boot unlocked itself.
Priest or garage? Any takers?