Bought my Alfa (2006 2.4 159) 2 weeks ago today and it's developed some problems already!
1. My check engine light is on & says "have engine checked" on startup
It is pretty lumpy when it starts. Once it's warm it's absolutely fine - but on start up it's quite rough. It doesn't affect driving at all. It seems to be getting worse, the last 2 times I've started it from cold, it starts them immediately cuts out. On the 3rd time, it starts OK.
My fuel economy seems what can only be described as poor, currently!
I've booked a day off work tomorrow to take it in somewhere and get a code reader on it, but I wondered if anyone had any ideas what I might be getting myself in to!
2. My headlights are flickery and it tells me to check my lights on the dashboard.
All my lights up front work, so I've not got any bulbs out or anything, but the dash tells me to check both sides up front. The lights them selves when just on normal dipped beam tend to flicker and sometimes just switch themselves off! They come back after a while, but they're quite temperamental! They're Xenon headlights with a daylight sensor - but this is just using them manually.
If anyone has any ideas what I might be looking at here, I would be hugely grateful! I don't mind doing some jobs from home, if there are common causes for the above!