Alfa Romeo 147 Misfire AGAIN!!
I've read plenty of previous posts on this forum and others. Some have helped, some haven’t but I thought I would post on here and see what happens.
I’ve always wanted to own an Alfa Romeo but didn’t want all the issues and problems that apparently go along with them. I thought like with all things people exaggerate the problems with cars because we don’t like spending more money than we have to on one.
Anyway, just about 1yr 5months ago I purchased an 06’ Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 TS TI from a local garage that only buy and sell Alfa’s. They seemed great, the car seemed great and I had 1 minor issue with the suspension that they fixed under the six month warranty when I purchased the vehicle. They informed me that the cam belt would need changing also at some point soon.
The car ran great and with no problems so in May of this year I took the Alfa to another garage and got the cam-belt changed just shy of 70,000miles on the car costing £300. Then immediately after my car began to misfire and display motor control system failure. I was told this could be down to the spark plugs and got two changed for £180.
It ran fine for a couple of days and then whilst travelling to work, the car began to misfire again and I got the dreaded motor control system failure. I then took the car back to the place I got the new cam belt and spark plugs and they told me I needed a new ECU.
I wanted a second opinion so I took the car to an alfa specialist and paid £280 for invesitigations and they told me I needed a new ECU costing £860. My bank had already taken a hit so I waited a few months and went to the Alfa specialist and got my new ECU and new spark plugs again costing £1024.76.
After two separate places telling me I needed a new ECU and this would solve the problem I was sure after I had done this the car would be fine and I would have my car back. Guess not because after driving the car to work for exactly two days. The car is misfiring and showing thats right “motor control system failure”.
I’ve booked it in again to be looked at by those who replaced the ECU and spark plugs and for them to find the cause of this issue after I was told it should be fixed.
I’ve already spent around £1800 on trying to solve this misfiring issue. Can someone please help me and tell me is this issue synonymous with Alfa’s. Can it really be fixed or am I just wasting my money on a car that will cost me more and more.
Any help or advice is apprecaited
Last edited by ACSoldier; 16-12-13 at 20:41.