cheers Joss, a star as usual
but there is no need
After i posted this up i took a look at any scrapers around here, none of them had any Alfas (not a bad sign is it?) then the missus said just try one more so after an hours drive or so i get to another.
Could you believe it that there was a 2.4 156 sitting there in the middle just about to get scrapped? Car was given in the scrappage scheme
anyway i asked the guy if i could have the vnt solenoid, so he took it off, removed mine and then placed the new one in. paid 35e total, not bad i think.
Car is perfect now! no smoke, pulls like a mofo and i even got wheelspin in 3rd gear
honestly im not bullpooing!
So finally the whole saga has come to an end, have to honestly send a big thank you and some flowers to you Joss and to anyone else who gave me a hand with figuring out problems, i assume ill be back on soon enough with another problem