ok, laugh now, get it out of the way, yes I bought a 147 GTA selespeed, more fool me eh? But it's an awesome car to drive apart from one niggling issue.
While I'm driving, when I take off or slow down, sometimes on gear change it cuts out momentarily, sounds the alarm, and comes up with "Motor Control System Failure" on the dash. It usually keeps running provided I'm moving. Sometimes it cuts out when I'm pulling up to a stop, or reverse-first, first-reverse which means having to come to a complete stop, foot on the brake, key off then restart because you can't start the sele's unless they are completely stopped and your foot is hard on the brake, then into gear. Most of the time if I'm at constant speed like on the highway it's fine but then it will just randomly blink off-on which trips off the cruise control if I'm using it. Clutch doesn't slip, although it hops a bit when cold, but I just accept that because it's cold and I'm trying to back it up a slope to get out of my driveway, when it's warm it operates fine. Seems to change alright on manual mode, although it holds on to gears longer than I'd like in "City" mode, don't know if thats normal or not so I don't use it, more fun flipping up and down the gears manually anyway.
In a nutshell, the gearbox and clutch seem to be operating normally apart from the cutting out problem
It's getting very annoying. So I took it to Alfamotive here in Brisbane and he eventually diagnosed an actuator fault. I'd rather not pay $2000-3000 so if anybody out there can offer any advice on which particular component it might be, or anything else I can try first before shelling out, have at it!!