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Cry Like A Baby Engine system failure!!!!

Hi Guys,

Great that I found this site. I couls have saved a few hundred pounds if I'd got some advice here first!

I have had my alfa romeo 147 for a year (52 plate) and last week I left te lights on by accident and my battery ran flat. I charged it via a jump start from a friend, but all i got was Engine system failure and other failure/error messages on te dash. I've looked in the manual and all it says is take it to Alafa repairs. I had a rough quote of £600 just to put it on the machine to tell me what's wrong. ten i'd probably have to pay a fee to reset keys etc.

Can anyone recommend any suggestions?

Thank you in advance

Jerome Witter

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welcome mate....re=post on main index 147 technical advice
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Whoops! Cheers Derrek.
Got a bit carried away there! Just meant to say hello! lol
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Re: Engine system failure!!!!

did you get it started again, do a search flat or failing battery because causes all sorts of wierd errors. £600 just to put it on diagnostics is along way past being expensive its extortion. Try a local independant you should be able to knock £550 of that. As for keys needing reprogramming, why would you need that.
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Cheers Maverick, I thought so too! £550 off! Wow I might actually be able to afford to live next month! lol.

No haven't gotten in started. It turns over but doesn't start. It want to, but the error messages just keep coming on. I live in North London. Anyone got any good recommended independent garages?
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The Alfa dealer that I recently dealt with has a notice on the service desk, to check on diagnostics 49.95 inc vat. a long way short of £600.00
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