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Typical bank holiday weekend

Out of work, nipping out the shop for supplies, ENGINE WARNING LIGHT kicks in and limp mode. No chance of a dealer looking at it until next week so thatís my weekend plans to pootle to Wales nerfed.

Arse. 7k miles. Bet itís something stupid too.

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Try a few restarts. It may clear.
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Out of work, nipping out the shop for supplies, ENGINE WARNING LIGHT kicks in and limp mode. No chance of a dealer looking at it until next week so thatís my weekend plans to pootle to Wales nerfed.

Arse. 7k miles. Bet itís something stupid too.

Hope it rains now.


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Hard luck.

If you start the car up and shut it down half a dozen times, the Check Engine warning and Limp mode might go away. No certainty that it won't come back though.

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Thanks guys. Will do that. Letting it cool down first - had just (very carefully) driven over about six humongous speed humps to get home so maybe I shook something up.

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No luck. Looks like Iím calling the dealer tomorrow. Usually takes a week to get a slot with a courtesy car too


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Just a thought, I don't think restarting the engine consecutively will fix the problem. Doesn't it have to be driven a few miles in between each restart?

I drive a QF and I've had limp mode happen twice, it reset itself both times after 6-7 restarts with a short drive in-between them and the computers not detecting the same error again.

If it was me, I'd drive a few miles with a stop and restart inbetween 6-7 times and see if limp mode goes off.
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Just a thought, I don't think restarting the engine consecutively will fix the problem. Doesn't it have to be driven a few miles in between each restart?

I drive a QF and I've had limp mode happen twice, it reset itself both times after 6-7 restarts with a short drive in-between them and the computers not detecting the same error again.

If it was me, I'd drive a few miles with a stop and restart inbetween 6-7 times and see if limp mode goes off.


Ok, thanks, Iíll try it tomorrow.


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Wonder if disconnecting the battery would work? Long shot but might be worth a try?
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Might give it a go if driving/stopping/starting doesnít work. Canít get it in to be seen until Tuesday.

Assuming that it isnít something genuinely in need of being fixed, wouldnít disconnecting the battery have other knock-on effects?

Itís been a while but I remember the days of having to put in codes in entertainment systems if you disconnected batteries etc... You can probably tell Iím not used to tinkering with cars these days.


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Might give it a go if driving/stopping/starting doesn’t work. Can’t get it in to be seen until Tuesday.

Assuming that it isn’t something genuinely in need of being fixed, wouldn’t disconnecting the battery have other knock-on effects?

It’s been a while but I remember the days of having to put in codes in entertainment systems if you disconnected batteries etc... You can probably tell I’m not used to tinkering with cars these days.


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No! I disconnected the battery on my Veloce (outwardly identical to yours in every respect, including c/f scudetto) and whilst I got a load of warning lights, everything worked and the warnings soon cleared themselves.

However, I think you're going to have to wait till Tuesday to get it sorted. Good old Sod's law.
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Out of work, nipping out the shop for supplies, ENGINE WARNING LIGHT kicks in and limp mode. No chance of a dealer looking at it until next week so thatís my weekend plans to pootle to Wales nerfed.

Arse. 7k miles. Bet itís something stupid too.

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This is why the Alfa decision to restrict the usage of OBD readers particularly irksome.
Having an 2017 model I was able to buy a cheap one for £30 and read the codes, so at least you know whether it is a trivial fault which will self clear or something catastrophic.
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So the advice about driving it about worked - light cleared on Sunday. Too late for the weekend, but at least I knew it wasnít serious.

Kept my appointment with the dealer today. The error log contained a code that they said showed a part fault with the cat cleaning cycle. Nothing was wrong however and I do longish journeys, so they said maybe it was a sensor error.

Didnít feel the need to replace the sensor but will if the error reoccurs.

So it was basically nothing, but messed my weekend up. I agree, being able to plug in a code reader and reset simple things would be useful... the closest dealer is an hour from me so itís no small thing to divert there for stuff like that.

Fingers crossed it doesnít go again on the way to work tomorrow...


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Thought that would fix it. Personally I'm not a fan of disconnecting the battery, loads of error messages upon restart, yes I know they go away but I'll pass on that.
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