Alfa 147, knocking noise, abs/vdc etc.
I have owned an Alfa 147 TS for about 4 months now but never really driven it, put it up for sale because I have an ever so reliable Ford Fiesta. I am part off the Auto-mechanic community, still a student though. Interesting it seems to me that I have never heard any good comment about the Alfa Romeos which is why I put the car up for sale without driving it. But all the negative comments are from the lots who has never driven one. Actually, I took the car free off my Boss at a Garage where I help out sometimes to gain some experience. I have been coming to the forum for a while now to hear what the owners are saying about various issues. I must say I have never driven and thrown any car with that much weight around a bend like that before. Supposed the reasons for the niggling suspension problems.
Now that I have gotten rid of the Fiesta, I revert to the Alfa which I found not so bad after all. I have done some welding on the under carriage and some other works to get it thru MOT. I have read a bit ABS/VDC warning issues and have somehow gotten rid of that but I now hear this alarm-ish sound when I break hard, not sure what it is. This is an audible electrical sound. I also want to know if it is normal for the car to roll backwards whilst waiting uphill when the TS is in City Mode? How can I best maintain my Selespeed Transmission? I will also like some more flood lighting on the Samba knocks coming from my N/S/F suspension. I mean, the noise is horrible: Thanks to you all