147 brake problem
Just new to my Alfa 147 JTDm 2005 and run into a little problem with it that I can't find help with in the forum (although it is no doubt in there somewhere)
Had it a month, drove around 600 miles no problems then one day tried to stop at the junction at the end of my street, brake pedal sank to the floor, brakes pretty poor and I stopped around 1m over the line (thankfully no-one nearby!). Error message said low brake fluid.
I had a years warranty when bought it so phoned the garage (they're around 70 miles away) and arranged to go to another nearby garage (recommended on this site) who had a look, decided the brake fluid level was low (abs cylinder was full of air), refilled the brake fluid, told me the car was poorly serviced last time and fluid not adequately filled, charged £150 (2 hours labour to find fault, flush through brake system and a few other bits and bobs) and sent me on my way with awesome breaks (Im sure if you blew on the pedal they would have slowed the car). Not covered by warranty and original garage not interested in refunding cost of this (I didn't fancy the drive to them with no brakes!).
Had it back a week and now brakes starting to play up again. Pedal needing pushed further in each drive to engage the brakes. Servo appears to be working - pedal sinks when starts and is firm after a pump or two when running.
I assume there is a leak somewhere in the brake system leading to fluid levels going down and am wondering if this is common and how much I should be looking to pay to get it fixed. Suspect this isn't poor servicing related so will hopefully get some money from warranty company.
Im not at all technically minded unfortunately beyond topping up oil and replacing bulbs so would appreciate some advice,