but if its gonna be CPS fault, should'nt it be like at all times? car starts good when im driveing offten like every 2-3h, only when car sits for a while like 7h or so, the car wount start
In a word: NO not at first anyway... It will get worse, more often and won't fire up period
its a give away sign that the CPS is faulty for some reason....
Not just Alfa's in fact many marques suffer the same effects... One out of three, four or even five start ups and it wont fire up... push it in gear and it does the next turn of the key as if nothing was wrong... Thats because the sensor has a new mark to go off.
In fact many owners blame the fuel system from the pump onwards at first... I have lost count how many times I have seen this and changed the CPS... Must be in it's 100's
In the past ten years I can count on one hand how may fuel pumps on all makes I have had to change... 2 to be exact and both of them were Rovers, a 75 and a 400! Thats how reliable fuel pumps are these days....However...
The Alfa's are the first ones that have failed that I know of because the old rubber o ring was left in place
Then again, If your mechanic doesn't do many alfa's he wouldnt even know it was in there already, they are "supposed" to come out with the sensor, but never do.
If you think alfa's are bad for CPS, try PSA citroen group of cars... They do the same process except where your alfa is cold it wont start, they tend to do it when warmed up... "very frustarting
" as a customer once put it!
I would ask the mechanic who fitted it to check for the old o ring or even just mention it, he might have known about the o ring and done it which eliminates that possibility.
Then logic would suggest it's the new sensor that is faulty, they aren't 100% perfect all the time, especially off Ebay, bargains to be had but Ebay is cheaper for a reason