Thanks for the replies... Just so your all aware i'm no wizard with cars... but we've all got to start somewhere... Right??
The problem I encountered is the dreaded ''Motor Control System Failure''....
The engine service light came on about a week ago, its due for a service in the next month or so, and I knew it could be anything... No problems car driving fine.
GF driving the other day and the MCSF came on but no symptoms followed...
Until yesterday, at the moment Chesterfield is roadwork city and of course low speeds in traffic. 0 mph to 35 mph on the dual carriageways, I mention this because this is where the problem has started...
Symptoms are between these speeds through lower gears 1st,2nd,3rd the car loses power like it stalls but engine still ticking over... To get the car moving again she has had to turn off ignition then bring it back to life, it starts first time each time she does it bar one occasion, took two-three times before she could continue.
Happened about 6 times now in short journeys, the car by this point though has warmed up and sits at normal temperature.
So of course got in this evening went to look at the car... My knowledge of this could be
1. MAF sensor, I unplugged started car, it choked like struggling for air... Turn car off and re-plug MAF back in checking terminals and deteriation on cables etc. To my knowledge working fine.
2. Crankshaft sensor..??? Could well be this.
3. Battery - New Bosch battery fitted last 4 weeks... That's another story!
4. Water pump and timing belt all changed within the last three months... Another story...
However I took the car for a spin to try out myself, let it get to temperature and see what happens... Drove normally then revved up more so to see if it would die a death while im driving,
Confusing bit is car was fine in traffic and with a little bit of a thrash as well..?????
The car is not choking, no dropping of rev's no running out of sync... Im at a loss...
So I know ALFA'S are re-known along with all Italian auto's that electric can be a pain including sensors.
I have Multiecuscan and need adaptor for laptop to car first.... I begrudge going garage getting charged 40 odd quid a time, I'll lave to the weekend before I do mind... They have however already had a pocket full of cash from me with my ol' steady Bmw over the years. (Now deceased).
So wondering weather anyone could shed some more light on it before I part with my hard earned cash?
Cheers again chaps.