Join Date: Feb 2009
County: Lansi-Suomen Laani
Re: Failure to start first time 159 2.2 jts
My Alfa had the same problem. In Finlana we had very cold weather last week, minus 20 degrees. Every morning I had to start two times. After first start it was running for a while and then past out. After second start evrything was fine, strange proble i would say..
Anyway, then after this very cold night car started but it was running only with 3 cylinders, at least i think so. When engine was heated a little it started to run with all cylinders without problems. But, it had a failure to system "have engine checked". So, I went to dealer, and they had diagnose "ignition failure, coil cylinder no 4". Dealer had the system reset and car has been working without problems after that! So, nothing was broken but some kind of connection problem when engine is very cold? Maybe it's better to change coils somepoint, I don't know. Any experiences?