complete power loss and back firing...
I always found that the Spider was one of the best looking cars ever made and I finally got one 2 months ago (1995, phase 1 model). Unfortunately, Iím not enjoying it as much as expected, since the car has the annoying habit of dropping power when drivingÖStarting is never an issue, but while driving, the power can suddenly drop completely (injector light also switch on). When pressing the throttle, the exhaust will backfire. The only way to continue is to switch off the ignition and start the car again, and the power will come back immediately. Since you never know when it will happen, it does take away the fun, as you donít want to lose power when overtaking, for exampleÖ
I when to the local Alfa garage twice already, they have replaced the Ďair mass meterí but that didnít solve the problem. The second time, they told me that it was probably a problem with the ignition unit, but replacing this would be very expensive (+ 1000£) and extremely hard to find the partsÖ
Since i donít want to get rid of the car just yet, does anyone have some ideas?