ECU Issues and your rights
Gents, I ordered a replacement ECU for a GTV 3.2 litre for £600. When I fitted the ECU it would not start the engine cos the ECU would not earth the fuel pump relay. After phone calls the company that sold it to me were adamant that the problem was with my car and not the ECU. So I took the car to an electrician and then an ECU specialist and they both confirmed that the problem was the ECU. This took some weeks. When I went back to the company that sold me the ECU the guy that sold it to me had 'moved on'. I then had to deal with the very arrogant owner of the company who insisted on getting the whole car to his garage. I did this and he fitted another ECU ( guess what ?, it started ! ). He then asked me for another £600 !. I paid it and told him I would take him to a small claims court. I did this and I was awarded the £600 plus expenses. Moral of the story : don't be bullied by 'big' Alfa Dealers taking the p*ss. If you know you are in the right take time out and take them to court. The courts know that you are not there cos you want to be and are sympathetic to the little guy.