This is me, another Alfa after 15 years, that time it was a 159i, 1985, remember and then Alfa move out from SA.
I just bought a 2001 Alfa 156 2L, and this connect me to you forum, a problem I experienced, which, hopefully you guys resolved.
The hot start problem, I will go for the ridk to replace the crank positin sensor.
I take my family on a 3000km trip (yes SA is km) and the ALFA let us down a few times, the actual problem was to open the bonnet try to fix it, in front an others.
Still love the car, and will fix it