Re: 159 2.4Jtdm Fault Codes
Wormus - at the back of the block on my first 159, there was a lever that went from the head to what I assume was the vacuum regulator. it kept sticking especially under acceleration. when the alfa guys looked at it, they found it intermittently stuck open which i assume allowed more air into the inlet than was required and resulted in the problems you observed, I took at good look at the lever and it didnt look very sturdy at all.Also, it stuck about 20% of the time, so make sure they repeatedly switch the car off and on to ensure the problem is rectified. The 2nd or 3rd time the guys looked at mine, they said the problem was cured- i drove 100 yards from the garage and the symphony of death ensued(beeps, warning lights flashing, fuel gauge fluctuating rapidly etc). After that, I told the service manager to keep the car for a week and see how he liked it. Surprise, surprise, it broke down on him on the very first evening, i rejected it and the rest is history. If its any comfort, the replacement has been excellent so far with almost 10K on the clock.
My advice is quite simple- reject it and get them to get you a new one. If ARUK think you'll accept a shoddy product, they'll happily string you along. Tell them what to do with it and dont accept no for an answer.