147 2.0 lusso 5 door system control issues
Hi - Newbie to the forums and to Alfa Romeos.
First of all what a lovely car to drive it is like lightning - but has a few issues that I am afraid may be serious. I bought it two months ago and the guy that sold me it is an absolute cowboy - MCSF messages after three days - I discovered the battery wasnt connected right and had lots of gunk round the terminals - within two weeks the cat had went.
I took it back to him and his compromise was if i paid for the exhaust - complete except manifold - he would fit it for free. After two weeks I got it back and it only had three bolts joining the exhaust to the manifold. (i believe that there is a new clutch plate and cam belt in place I forgot to say). I took it to another garage and they fitted it correctly. So now the car has a new exhaust, clutch plate and belt - its a silver one with full black leather and bose speakers - looks great - except i keep getting the MCSF error - it is idling badly and dies at less than 2500 in fourth or fifth gear - anything above 2500 and it is like an absolute rocket - to the point where im at 90 within about 5 seconds and feel I could do about 140 - not that id want to - It feels a bit scary like there is too much pressure and its going to explode almost . It calms down on the revs when i use the clutch but goes straight back up again - it takes a while to get to 90 degrees but sits between 80 and 90 when i get going. Inoticed a blown 7.5 fuse wjhich i replaced - (16 ) i think. I have cleaned the throttle.
Any advice would be much appreciated - I am spending too much money on it .