Just reviving an old thread here. The battery on my 159 2.0 JTDm just died. The car is from august 2011 and the battery is still the original.
I have roadside assistance in my insurance, so I had a guy come out and try to help me. He was able to get it started with his mobile charger/battery, but the battery doesn't charge very much, and is not able to start the car by itself. So I will have to get a new battery.
Usually, I would let the guys at my local alfa garage take care of a job like this, but the roadside assistance guy told me it would be a very simple job to do it myself.
So I think I will buy a battery tomorrow and have a go at it myself. Any tips you could give me would be much appreciated. Anything extra I need to buy, which will make the job easier?