2.2JTS Fuse F22
Just had the most scary and embaressing experiecne of my almost 7 years of Alfa ownership (2x 156s (both Selespeed) before this 159 2.2JTS manual) with my 1 month old 159:
- While accelerating up hill on the highway, engine check light came on and car started to lose power, and eventually I had to park the car on the outermost lane (yes, the fast/overtaking lane).
- Pulled out and reinserted the key. Everything behaved normally, with all the lights came and went off ready for starting. Pressed the start button, the engine cranked but it just won't start.
- Police came, stopped the traffic and helped me to push the car to the hardshoulder to wait for tow truck.
- Towed to dealer and hooked up the Examiner. Fault eventually traced to the F22 fuse (Main EFI). The fuse appeared to be not seated properly in the socket and when pulled out, its "feet" appeared bent. Replaced with a new fuse with the same rating and the car started fine.
A check in the Manual later revealed that F22 is for EFI/Injector but is rated as 15A for petrol version and 20A for diesel. But mine is a 2.2JTS petrol and the offending fuse is 20A. Any idea which rating is correct, the original faulty fuse or the Manual?
I didn't get a chance to inspect the faulty fuse; not sure if it was fused. There was no burn mark. Hopefully it was just the bent "feet" causing the disconnection.