Purchased an Alfa Spider 3.2 Q4 - 2007 a few months ago 65,000 miles. Recently i have been having codes p1172 and p1175 show up but running/starting OK. Investigation started, i suspect if not lucky this could take a while to understand where the problem is
Starting point air filter ! I have no idea what make it is but it is a lump of rust
. The car was Alfa serviced until 2 years ago so suspect it was fitted by last owner after owner change at the same time.
Anyone have any suggestions on a good replacement filter unit ? Would like to go with OEM but this conical filter was just dangling from the inlet pipe so i have to source everything OEM below the MAF and not sure of costs. Here; everything is closed for the next couple of weeks so will check costs once they reopen.
Second finding, the MAF is pretty dirty. Actually there is a trail of oil gunk from the vapour return pipe down the inlet pipe to the filter (Not enough to stop the filter becoming rusty
). Waiting for delivery of MAF cleaner now.
Any help appreciated, already found this forum very useful.