It appears i bought a lemon
Just wanted to share my experience really.
Bought an Alfa 156 JTD last month. ok ok so it was a private sale, i loved the car and didnt really consider it might have problems. ( naive i know.....but she looked so nice in black!! )
Since owning her i have managed to change and resolve a thermostat problem.
sort issues with ECU air bag warning lights. replace and resolve a throttle position sensor issue. car had seemed to be running ok until my aux belt semed to be squealing worse, and worse and worse.
I finally got it into AutoLusso of Wimborne who have told me the cars is in a bit of a sorry state, Cam belt looked knackered, water pump is on its way, 3 of the 4 CV joints need replacing, the aux belt and tensioners need changing, rear calipers have siezed....the list goes on.
anyway................AutoLusso have been fantastic, I should get my baby back tmrw at a cost of just under 1k.
Its money i didnt have to spend but hey, thats the Alfa way right? Baptism of fire into the Alfa ownership for me, but ultimately, i love my 156 and wouldnt change a thing.