Quick update in case anyone's interested,
Just stopped in La Betulla on Lake Magiore, its beautiful here.
Leaving Interlaken we put the top down (30 degrees plus) and set the satnav again to avoid tolls and to stop in Realp on the way to make sure we hit the gotthardstrasse. What I hadn't planned on was the Garmin 1690 deciding that the Hauptstrasse was too safe for us so we should leave it to take a road which had lots of name and no barriers, I thought it was great, my girlfriend had a panic attack. We eventually joined the Grimstelstrasse and then the Sustenstrasse both of which were fantastic especialy the high damms, I thought it might bit a bit like the moon? The Gotthardstrasse was stunning and even though Ellie was almost in tears at points i was able to give it some and enjoy the hairpins.
The car feels great I've almost forgotten the wiper issue and had no other problems touch wood. I have seem a lot of Alfa's some lovely Mrs Robinson spiders but only 2 916's. I keep checking the oil but it doesn't seem to go down at all which I was expecting but I'll not complain! Also I had a look for those switches mentioned for adjusting the lights to right hand driving, I can't see em?