Hi, I bought my first Alfa spider at the end of February this year, whilst looking around I followed all the steps and checked the roof system numerous times. I ended up going for a 57 plate 2.2jts spider, and was rather happy with my choice, until half an hour after delivery when showing off the car when I was putting the roof down for the first time of ownership, the roof caught and pulled off the plastic trim on the roll bar, days later it did the same on the passenger side.
After a week I took the car back to Bristol street motors, and they booked it in to Alexanders Alfa to get sorted. they apparently replaced a hydraulic valve and replaced the roll bar trim. upon collection of the car I tested the roof and it was still catching on the roll bars, I expressed my concern and went on my way. The car has displayed numerous temporary hood failures and was back at Alexanders last week, yet they say the car isnt displaying faults and working how it should, but I'm still concerned every time the roof scrubs over the roll bars.
Yesterday I noticed what looks like lubrication oil of some kind on the drivers side mechanism behind the roof material, I checked the passenger side which was bone dry.
Has anybody else had this issue of the roof scrubbing the roll bar and/or seen the symptoms of the oil of the mechanism.
I apologize for the essay and hope you guys can help. Thanks, Matt
The red arrows highlight where the oil is, I apologize the red is difficult to see.