Thanks guys, its nice to know someone will listen. They said when it first went in that they couldn’t actually find a fault,
so they changed the ECU on probability. The importance of security codes is this. When the vehicle is produced a mechanical and electronic security code are assigned to the car. These should be registered on a national data base. The dealer should have a record of these, if for any reason the keys or ecu or any of the body control units are changed the car will not start without them. If the details have been recorded, the dealer rings up and they are faxed through. If not they have to ask Alfa, problem is to get the codes from Alfa takes two weeks.
I have thought about rejecting the car and saying not fit for purpose, which the legal guy in work said was more than a just point, although he did say if they are doing all they can to fix it, and providing me with the same car while it is being fixed, I could have a fight on my hands. I am trying hard not to loose faith in it, but the general opinion of the problem from the gurus at Slough was it could be a wiring loom problem, but they are not sure. After the replacement of the first ECU I find it odd that the same symptoms (windows and alarm) all happened within a day of getting it back. I had read what it had said about the boot opening, but wondered if others had experienced the same issue.
I pick the loan one up on Tuesday, so I will let you all know what I think and how it compares to mine, have to admit at this moment in time I am thinking of throwing in the towl on Alfa ownership, after waiting 12 weeks for it and had it spend more time in the dealer than with me, my love is starting to run out. Watch this space and thanks so much for your comments