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Tech war - Ferdi vs Alfanatic

Well, ok, it's hardly a war... but... a few months ago, I broke down up North and Ferdi at Lytham St. Annes was the closest Alfa specialist, so he did 2600 worth of work on my 156 Sele, including a new actuator. Subsequently, my Sele system ran out of fluid. Ken at Alfanatic topped it up and checked for any obvious leaks but found none. He suggested the (new) actuator could be leaking into the gearbox. The car went back to Ferdi (a 500 mile round trip for me). He had the front wheel off and checked for leaks and found none. He categorically stated that it is 'impossible' for the actuator to leak into the gearbox and the only hypothosis he could offer was an airlock in the system had worked its way free and caused the drop in fluid. Clearly I've got to have another word with Ferdi because there must be a leak somewhere for my Selespeed resevoir to run empty again. If any of you guys KNOW about Selespeeds, especially on a 2001 156 and can offer any wisdom, please bring it on.

By the way, there are a couple of Alfa owners who wave at my 156 around the Farnborough Hampshire area. My car is a dark metallic red with aftermarket alloys. One of you is a white Alfa 166, the other I don't know because you waved at my wife, who came back and told me that a 'sad' Alfa driver waved at her. She doesn't get it. Anyway - hi whoever you are!
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Sounds bad. Sometimes selespeeds vent excess fluid out of the filling cap vent hose. Pop a small container under the pipe to collect any fluid. This is a symptom of a dodgy pump over pressurizing I believe. Hard to find fault as the fluid vents to the road only every so often.
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It cant 'leak into the gearbox'
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Re: Tech war - Ferdi vs Alfanatic

They Can Leak into the gearbox
ive seen this many many times
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