This is my first post on here, though I have been floating about for a little while learning and enjoying some of your stories/pictures/general alfa goodness. :P I've had my MY08 1.9 159 for about 3 months now after falling in love with one as it passed me on the motorway getting on for about a year ago. I'd always noticed them, but for some reason that was the tipping point! I have zero regrets after buying it even if I did have to scrape and scrimp for it, it truly is a joy to drive and to look at.
For the most part it's been very well behaved. I had to replace a split pipe that was leaking boost like there was no tomorrow and the regulator on the O/S/F window came to a crunching halt so that had to be sorted too as to avoid the embarrassment of pulling up at tolls, parking barriers and mcdonalds and having to clamber around the door. The parts so far have totalled about £100, hardly anything to get worked up about and - as I keep reminding her - far less than the £500 my girlfriend had to spend repairing her Corsa that was reversed into one of those invisible trees.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I went to have my aircon topped up, not because I felt the need to use it, but because it's nice knowing everything is working (even if it is only about 5 minutes a month that such a luxury can be enjoyed
). It was lovely and cold for about half a day, so there was obviously a leak. I wasn't impressed that the leak wasn't detected, but upon checking for error codes I found something along the lines of 'Air conditioning pressure sensor' showing signal high. Perhaps it was topped up for too long and the pipe burst? I don't know if the kind of pressure would have been possible to produce on their equipment but hey ho, what's done is done. I just won't use them again.
Too long; didn't read:
The long and short of it is I identified where the (massive) hole was in one of the flexi pipes and found this part
online, no. 50519434. Now technically it's for a 2010 2.0 159 but the fittings look awfully similar. According to ePER I need 50506456 but I can't for the life of me find it and I was wondering if the newer part would fit. What do you guys think?
Thanks for reading. Any help would be massively appreciated!