Well ladies and gents, my jinx with 159's once again rears it's ugly head.
Yesterday, driving down the M42 towards B'ham, car suddenly loses power (on outside lane
at ~85ish mph), engine warning light comes on and I'm forced to find the nearest safe place to get off the road.
Phoned Mangos who asked me to turn engine off, key out, for 15 mins and try again. Car started fine and whilst engine light was still lit, car pulled fine and I carried on my journey. 3-4 miles later, same thing happened and I was forced to limp the car into Guest Alfa Romeo in Solihull on the advise of Mangos.
An hour and a half later, they diagnosed that swirl valve had failed, they lubricated it and advised a trip to my 'local' dealer, Mangos in the next few thousand miles.
After a night in a hotel in Worcs I headed for meetings today in Peterborough...well bugger me if it didn't go again about 20 miles from my destination
1/4 boost, no go, limp-home-scary-as-hell-with-the-wind-rain-and-toppling-lorries-mode
Anyway, now the car has been recovered by the ever quick and cheery AA when I limped home to sunny S.Yorks an hour ago (after cancelling all my meetings).
Mangos have been very good and speedy in organising a hire car to arrive from Enterprise in the next hour and they'll need my 159 until perhaps Wednesday next week to do the works etc.
My problem is though, that this (replacement after my 1st 159 was sucessfully rejected!!) vehicle had already had it's swirl valves replaced once already!
So in the ~20k miles the car has been driven, it's now having it's 3rd set of swirl valve manifold actuator thingys fitted!!!
Bugger bugger bugger.
Bye bye 159 - hello Ford Focus for the next 5 days.
Anyone else heard of the 159's/Brera's having this happen so bloody often