Why did I sell my
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
December last year my 08 159 ti was becoming more and more problematic when starting...so much so that I was getting really worried about the start motor burning out. I also used to get all sorts of stupid messages such as "ABS unavailable please consult your handbook" or something along those lines.
Basically after perusing this forum I came to the assumption that the supplied batteries in the Alfa 159s are quite underpowered. So I bought a Bosch Silver from Halfords for about £126. Has a 5yr guarantee, 780 Amps start up power as opposed to the 400 Amps in the original Alfa Romeo battery.
My car now starts instantly, I never receive any more error messages and I've left it stood still for 12 days for me to come back and again it starts instantly.
Basically in my humble opinion the supplied batteries in Alfa 159's are crap. Cheap and underpowered, particularly for the bigger Alfa engines such as the 2.4 diesel.
Last edited by Trendyninja; 06-02-12 at 10:13.