Five years in - progress report
Just completed the fifth year of ownership. As with previous years, here is an update.
The car is a December 2007 build 2.4 210BHP manual with 18" wheels and electric seats, whatever that spec was called in the UK. I have averaged between 25000 and 26000 kilometres per year. The warranty was 3 years.
Had to replace windscreen after stone damage. Replacement suffered from dreaded creak - treated with silicone as explained on this site. Noise went away permanently after about four treatments.
Cracked pipe in aircon due to fouling wiper mechanism. Replaced under warranty with mkII design that avoids problem.
Lost plastic bleed plug in cooling system (needed tow). Replaced with metal version under warranty.
Original 440 amp battery failed. Replaced under warranty with 700 amp model.
Started to get odd behaviour during DPF regens. Got mk I model EGR replaced with mk II. Problems went away.
Glow plug warning light came on so had them replaced.
One of the rear window winders came adrift. Replaced.
Had front disc pads and rotors replaced. Rotors too worn to machine, supposedly.
Noticed occasional smoke from under car. Diagnosed as leaking fuel pump seal. Replaced.
Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD in Pinot Grigio
Last edited by Stewart1; 28-06-13 at 21:23.
Reason: forgot to mention the discs