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Popped my Alfa Viriginity !!

Hello all.

Well, I finally gone and done it, at 34 years old I've bought and driven my 1st Alfa. 2 days ago I bought a 156 Sportswagon 2.4JTD 2002 facelift model. It has 73k on it with full service history (well, going in next week for the 72k/cambelt service).

Still a bit scared of reliability issues having read so many horror stories, however my 1st impressions are that this is a great car to drive. Sadly, I already have a couple of minor niggles :-

a) Very briefly had a "Motor Control System Failure" error appear on the Infocenter, believe this could be the wiring too close to exhaust issue?!

b) My Trip Computer on the infocenter is about 40% out on mileage/mph?! When I am doing 50 the trip computer thinks I am doing 30, and on a 100 mile trip it reported me travellign just 60 miles!!! Any ideas on this?!

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Hi and welcome.

The mileage thing, wasn't that to do with it thinking and calculating in km rather than miles?
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The mileage thing, wasn't that to do with it thinking and calculating in km rather than miles?
Spot on, thanks! Took it out for a test run earlier and as you have stated it seems to be taking my actual speed as km/h instead of mph and then converting it to mph. So when I am doing 50mph it reports 30mph (same as 50km/h).

OK so now I know what it is doing any ideas on how to fix?!
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AAAAAaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhh!!!!!

Not a good way to start my alfa ownership, see here:

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...56-jtd-no.html
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