Re: Noob problems
re hood problem: there are some threads on this, possibly here but certainly on the Pistonheads Alfa forum. Sounds like the problem I had though, and if so it's the actuator for the hood cover locks that's jamming. It may work if you press the LH of the two switches behind the driver's seat, but if not,go into your rear oddment bin (at least that's what they call it in the manual) and lift out the fibreboard interior. The actuator is mounted centrally on the bulkhead between the cockpit and the boot, with the release wires heading off to both sides. Skoosh some WD40 into the motor, then tap the pivot arm with a hammer while pressing the centre-console hood button. Then either take the motor off and clean it, or resign yourself to always carrying a hammer. Good luck with the clutch.