Just read the tagline for the Alfa Forum...for dedicated owners'! You certainly need a sense of humour.
My GTV all prepped up for a weeks drive down to France and this morning - flat battery.
Charged the battery and then the code reader doesn't recognise my ignition key and the flashing key sign is on in the dash - so it won't start.!
Disconnect battery for an hour and it resets. Car starts.
Drive 10 miles down the road and the temperature gauge is nearly at maximum!
Back to base and start diagnosing the problem. Its not pressurising the system so not headgasket ( I think) so then checked all hoses and they are not leaking or pressurised.
Whipped of the water pump and the impeller is loose on the shaft so no circulation.
Just cannot believe it.
Pump on order.
Trip to France in the trusty Volvo.