Living la vida loca!
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Mine did this yesterday except it didn't hold idle at all on the whole trip home. Started fine this morning and last night when I checked again. But in the midday heat (17ºc in the morning vs 42ºc later on) it would not hold idle at all. I also noticed the throttle was sticking so I'm guessing I need to take the MAF out and the throttle body and give it all a good clean (contact cleaner for the MAF, carb cleaner for the throttle body). I expect it will fail again when it heats up today. Probably something to do with the gunk getting sticky when it gets warm or maybe not even related and just coincidence... Of course it could be that it knows I want to sell it and it's having a fanny fit (all my Alfa's have done this!!!
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.