Hi, So this might be a lengthy one..
I have a 2.0TS 1999 Selespeed with 128.000KM on the clock that has developed a weird error.
When slowing down to traffic lights and other stops, it sometimes feels like the car is about to stall. The revs go into the bottom red then bounce back to normal idle.
Feels like the selespeed isn't disconnecting the clutch almost? Randomly when this happens the red injector light will come on (Engine management light on the pre 2001 i suppose?)
The throttle then stops working and the engine remains at idle speed. If i turn the engine off and on again the car works as normal again, however the injector light stays on for about 30 seconds then goes out.
I hooked up my cable to read faultcodes and got P1691. Screenshot attached. Seems nonsensical, ECU problems?
Things i have done since i got this error is to change the Timingbelt, oil and oilfilter and some new sparkplugs. Also had the selespeed adjusted so it feels abit smoother. The guys at the garage could not replicate the red injector light fault and engine falling to idle. For a moment they thought it might be the Crank sensor, but as the engine never stalls completely or has any problems starting up they ruled it out.
I need to get the car back to the garage eventually just thought i would check here if somebody has had the same fault.
Other things i have noticed recently
1.Selepump primes quickly when opening the door in the morning, but seems to reprime every 6 minutes or so if i sit in the car with the ignition on. (is this a normal interval?)
2.To avoid the almost stall i thought i would try shifting into neutral a few meters before the traffic lights and coast. However, that made the car freak out..
The oil and battery symbols came on and the selespeed gearbox icon flashed for the first time i have had the car. Started the car again and everything back to normal. Stopped the car to a bit down the road to check that the oil lamp didn't come on due to me actually having no oil. checked the selefluid while i was at it and it was below the min on the dipstick, but still above the metal baffle. Threw some more oil in there and the gearchanges became a bit smoother but still the "almost stalling" when slowing down to a crawl remains.
3.Tiny tiny Specs of oil if the car has been parked for a while. I think it might be selespeed oil as the engine itself has not used any oil, but i have to investigate this further. The tutela CS speed oil and my engine oil has the same golden color, and the engine oil doesn't seem to get dirty
4.Compared to my previous Alfa, a 156 2001 Selespeed that died of pistonring failure (RIP) the selespeed is a bit louder on gear changes. it really slams the gears in gear.This is really only audible if the car is stationary though.
Also this car got a new Gearbox from the factory at around 70.000km due to a crack in the case. (previous owner)
Any help is appreciated.