The Spider has a soul....
I posted last week about having to replace the radiator as it had suddenly decided to spring a leak.
However, the car was already suffering from a passenger window that wouldn't function at all. It wouldn't auto-drop on opening the door and if you dared press the window up/down button you could hear the door motor cycling non-stop. The only cure was to disconnect the battery. This was listed as a non-essential task when the mood took me (after searching on here about how to fix).
Also since I have owned the car the self-cancelling indicators have never worked ( LH turn would cancel occasionally).
Well today I went out for a proper blast to make sure the new radiator was functioning as it should plus check coolant levels and any possible leaks after the replacement.
First off I dropped the roof and lo and behold the the passenger side window dropped as it should and I was able to raise and lower on the button, no problem.
The next thing I noticed was that the indicators were self-cancelling!
Now I know that Alfa's have a flakey reliability record for electrics (although my 156 was the epitome of reliabilty) but how does changing a radiator lead to inoperative windows start working and self-cancelling indicators suddenly decide to work for the first time in my ownership?
It can only be that the cars have a soul. They detect some real TLC and respond accordingly!
Ok, OK total b******t but how else do you explain it? (Oh, btw it's the same week as I sold my 156 - do you think it felt it was in competition?)