Alfa 145 mystery misfire
I`m thinking of buying another Alfa,second hand.I`m undecided whether to go for a 147 or 156.Any feedback would be appreciated.
However,at the back of my mind is the fear of being haunted by a problem I had with a 145 I had previously.
It would go through periods where you would be happily motoring along,when suddenly,over 60 mph,it would seem to completely lose acceleration.It seemed to be in one long hesitation.With foot to the floor there was no more power.I would be down to 40 mph on hills,still with foot to the floor.It went to the local Alfa/Fiat dealer on more than one occasion,but it never got fixed.It would be okay for a few weeks,then it would start again,then after a while,it would stop as suddenly as it started.I was eventually told that it could be a burnt out valve.
Has anyone heard of this problem before on other Alfa`s,especially the 147 or 156?
Any info would be much appreciated.