Alfa Spider Roof issue
Good Morning guys,
I've recently become the owner of an 2.2 JTS Alfa Spider, 2008. I've been looking for one for a long time and am on the whole dead chuffed with it!
I seem to have an issue with the roof though, I've searched the forums for information but couldn't find anything specific... but i apologise if i'm repeating something thats been discussed over and over.
When I put the roof down with the engine off it goes down perfectly with no issues, but when I do it with the engine running it goes down fine but comes up on the screen saying "Temporary Hood Failure". It doesn't stop on the way down or get stuck, and takes about the right amount of time (just short of 30 seconds) and when i get out and have a look round it is definitely fully open, the deck is down properly and everything. When you pull away it just says "Opening Cycle not Complete". There appears to be no difference to when I do it with the engine off.
There are no problems putting it back up the other way, which is good because obviously the main thing i'm frightened of is it getting stuck down!
I knew when I went to buy it that I was unlikely to buy an Alfa with no issues, but i'm really frustrated by this as the main piece of advice I was given was "DO NOT buy one with a dodgy roof". We tested it to death before agreeing a deal.. probably knackered it out doing that I imagine.
Anyway I guess my question is has anyone experienced anything similar to this, and if so what was the resolution... Also, perhaps if I get myself a code reader from somewhere will the roof store the error, or is that more for engine issues?
Thanks in advance for any advice you guys have, I've been reading the forum for ages but had hoped I would be more than 2 weeks into owning an Alfa before having to ask for technical advice!