Leg fixed - back in
the drivers seat!
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Newbie Brera Owner: Possibly a few common niggles...
Following on from my 'Brera vs 159' thread, you guessed it - got myself a nice mid '07 2.4 SV in Red (see avatar!)
After doing a lot of research I saw a few recurring themes:
- Steering rack failure: Mine hasn't had any problems, but the fluid is red - should I get it changed in case something does go wrong (and is this a warranty issue)??
- Front tyre wear: a couple of years ago they were changed when inners were 1.6mm and outer 3mm but seems to be even at the mo with approx 6mm tread. Should the geometry be set as per the manual, or according to figures in the sticky?
- Rocking driver seat: I've felt mine rock a couple times on braking, but hasn't annoyed me so far.
- Lumpy idle on start: It sounds like I'm repeatedly blipping the gas but settles after a few seconds - will try some of the advice already posted and see if this makes a difference.
And a couple of very minor niggles - drivers door sometimes sticks, the gear knob has a bit of rotational 'play' (is this normal) and the CD player gets the CD's very hot, skips, and then refuses to play!!
I suppose I'd like my mind to be put at rest - I don't want any nasty surprises as after having just bought the thing, I can't afford to be putting anything right!
A cautious new Brera owner....