Not anymore than normal to be honest.
I managed to get it to the dealer and it appears that there is a crack in one of the engine manifolds (i am not that mechanically minded so i could be wrong here). Either way there was a hissing noise coming from the engine so it is going in next week to get it sorted out
The car has done over 80k so i guess its wear and tear. I am just delighted that i did not break down as getting pushed off the road in an Alfa normally garners hilarious comments from passers by