Thanks for all the replies! Will look into all the suggestions, I'm kinda thinking the temp gauge may be a connection issue as it does sporadically work sometimes. So that could be an easy fix. I'm considering taking it to an Alfa specialist in Leeds, called Turin Motors for a service in the new year, so they might have a few ideas too. Has anyone ever used this garage and if so would you recommend???
I have started getting excited every time I see another Alfa so will def wave in future! haha
A-John- wow seems like you have had my dream garage, I would love to own a Brera & My GTV, so that's my aim for the future. I only realised recently that the Brera replaced the GTV so no wonder there two of my fave cars.
J-Flower, You may well see me as I don't live too far away from Armley! So if you see a sexy black GTV it may well be me as I have not seen many round here. Which is why I like the car even more! So give me a toot if your passing.