The box is still playing up. Took it to Alwyn kershaws. The guy there gave it a quick once over reckoned it was something to do with the selector rods or something I don't really remember because the next thing he told me sent me into deep shock. To dismantle repair a refit the box was going to cost me in the region of £1500!!! and a replacement recon from alfa in the region of £700. Is this right? I've only had the car about 4 days and I'm absolutley gutted!
If you live in Doncaster you aren't too far away from Peak Alfa in Hope (Derbyshire). Roger there is going to rebuild my Bertone gear box around Xmas, he says the labour will be about £200 at 25 pounds an hour and the most expensive thing that might need replacing about £70. As he races a 155 v6 it might be worth giving him a ring.
I was told about the same price for a rebuild,depending on what was found.
I got a second hand box for £100 and fitted for £150.There seems to be plenty boxes out there(it,s a fiat box).I was told a 145,lancia and fiat boxes will fit as long as it,s a 2.0.
Hope this helps
There,s a breaker in wisbech(i saw the add in autotrader) that had a couple of 155,s
Thank you guys in my hour of need. All this info it is absolutely fantastic this makes me feel little bit better and not so much of a prat because I bought an Alfa rather than a nice steady Mondeo or Fiesta.