Just to let you know that I've left Alfa ownership
Nothing wrong, just traded my 156 2.4 in for a (whispers) Focus. I'd done 120,000 miles in it and it had been very reliable. Before that I had a 156 V6 which was less so. The cost of doing so many miles forces the change plus there's no Alfa dealer/specialist anywhere near where I work so parts etc were a problem.
I've had loads of help from people on here so it was just to say thanks and maybe I'll be back one day.... in a Brera!