Thirsty for Alfa
Join Date: Oct 2007
Still learning about the Selespeed concept, but can confirm that mine also jerks like a learner when cold. Giving it a bit more heavy foot helps.
Hoping it's not the actuator, but losing fluid doesn't sound good. Some mechanics over here offered to replace only the actuator back plate which seems to be a common leaking point, and much cheaper than a new one!! But differing opinions around the different alfa forums as to how much this job is worth, and whether it's worth doing at all. Most mechanics will only replace the actuator, and it's stupidly expensive. EBSpares (amongst others) in the UK supply them far cheaper than you'd generally get it for in NZ, but obviously more hassle waiting, shipping cost etc.
But as mentioned, it may be a sensor, calibration issue or pump. Fingers crossed, but that recco for New Plymouth sounds like a good tip. Getting someone who knows the fussy SSpeed system is by far the most important thing.