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Brera engine faliure?

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my brera is 2 weeks old with 7000 on the clock. this afternoon my brera decided not to start. I press the start button, press the clutch and just a wobbley sound in the gear box and then stall. then tried acceleration still to no avail, basically the car refuses to get going and the engine wont turn on properly. I has the the petrol warning light on for a couple of days and had run down to Zero, although no way i could have done 35 miles in that time and I did not receive any warning from the dispay like it says in the hand book....did i just run out of gas and there is nothing left in the tank? or is this something more sinister??..any thoughts again would be greatly appreciated....thanks people for the help...ant.
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Re: Brera engine faliure?

I would say if you've done 7000 miles (or kilometres) in just two weeks and the petrol warning light has been on for two days then you've probably run out of petrol.
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If it isn't petrol then at least it is still under warranty
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Wasnt the petrol light warning enough?

It will also come up with 'Limited Cruising Range' on the computer round about the same time the light comes on, usually after, but you can miss this as it comes up for 10 seconds or so and dissapears, then you will note that you cant call up a range on the trip computer.

If the gauge says Zero, first stop is a petrol station Sir.

The light comes on with one notch left on the dial.
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It's less than 50 km range once that
light comes on.

You do have the clutch or brake in
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Run round to your local garage, get 5 quid of petrol and stick it in. If she doesnt start after a few mins, get the garage onto it. Evens says you're out of juice -these bellas sure love the motion lotion
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Well a betting man would definitely go for the 'Petrol' .....
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Put petrol in it.

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Re: Brera engine faliure?

I suggest, on the off chance, that you try putting petrol in the car. Petrol can act as a propellant agent when used within the 'engine'.

The fuel warning light may be trying to warn you about the possible lack of a propellant within the 'engine'.

The combination of an 'engine' and petrol can be a positive factor in propelling the vehicle.

Please ignore this statement if you drive a deisel...
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Petrol can act as a propellant agent when used within the 'engine'.


I am very interested in outcome of this problem.
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@ Antony777

It does sound like you have run it out of petrol. Not sure how after only 2 weeks you can show her so little love as to not make sure she's topped up but there you go.

Hope you get it sorted out soon.
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I suggest, on the off chance, that you try putting petrol in the car. Petrol can act as a propellant agent when used within the 'engine'.

The fuel warning light may be trying to warn you about the possible lack of a propellant within the 'engine'.

The combination of an 'engine' and petrol can be a positive factor in propelling the vehicle.

Please ignore this statement if you drive a deisel...
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Seriously though Antony, have you sorted this problem
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no way i could have done 35 miles in that time and I did not receive any warning from the dispay like it says in the hand book..
I think your mistake might have been to believe the display when it said '35 miles' - it depends how you are driving the car: it could be a lot less.

I also think that your vagueness about exactly how far you travelled in those two days may be the problem. If my petrol light was on I would be looking to see exactly how far I had travelled and would make sure a petrol station was on my route!
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Thanks Loads Guys...god I Really Am A Dumb Ass!!

I Remember That Warning Limited Crusing Range...i Was Hoping For A Message Like 'fill Up Now' Thanks Again People.

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Despite all the other comments I'm sure that you have petrol. Re-Set the ECU. You can do it one of two ways:

1. Just switch the ignition (but not the engine) on for at least 30 seconds. Turn the ignition off then try the engine.

2. If that fails, just disconnect the negative battery terminal for 20+ mins - go & have a coffee then re-connect it & try again. Just make sure that you have the Hi-Fi code before you do this!!

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Thanks Loads Guys...god I Really Am A Dumb Ass!!

I Remember That Warning Limited Crusing Range...i Was Hoping For A Message Like 'fill Up Now' Thanks Again People.

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Glad to hear its all sorted Ant, and you'll remember to fill up next time.

Mikey Pikey........Your a FUD, go play on a BMW forum, its more your superior intelligence level!!!! God knows how you allegedly flew Tornados
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I Remember That Warning Limited Crusing Range...i Was Hoping For A Message Like 'fill Up Now' Thanks Again People.


or at least one that said "you are now out of petrol" perhaps..?

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Thanks Loads Guys...god I Really Am A Dumb Ass!!
I am glad you said it first Ant.

Thanks for providing some much needed light-hearted relief and I'm glad it wasn't anything serious.
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Re: Brera engine faliure?

Good idea not to let the tank get too low anyway - it reduces the risk of some of the crud that collects in the bottom of the tank getting into the fuel system.

Glad your problem's sorted anyway.
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:I'm glad it wasn't anything serious.
You don't consider starving your new Bella to death serious?... Bloke needs a good birching

Just kidding Ant, glad it's alright
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Good idea not to let the tank get too low anyway - it reduces the risk of some of the crud that collects in the bottom of the tank getting into the fuel system.
Well, that's true on older cars, but on a relatively new car that shouldn't be the case, and there is an argument that says if you run a new car low on petrol all the time it stops the crud from collecting in the petrol tank in the first place
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Thanks Loads Guys...god I Really Am A Dumb Ass!!

I Remember That Warning Limited Crusing Range...i Was Hoping For A Message Like 'fill Up Now' Thanks Again People.

Ant.
Lucky you antony.

When I had a similar problem with Pomeo ,I listened to the supplying ""Dealer" (Not an Alfa Agent)"" as the orange fuel light was on .I didn't think it was petrol but listened to the so called expert and traped off to the garage with apetrol can.Poured the gallon in and still the same.

Time to put the all encompassing warranty into effect.
Car removed to Alfa dealer who diagnosed snapped timing belt.
Warranty from supplying dealer What warranty?

You were very lucky compared with me.

Enjoy.

Ecosseoz wotan oracle you R.

Wot exactly is a FUD.It's used all the time but I cannot recal the original definition.

We barry is referred to as 1 all the time.
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Hey,

my brera is 2 weeks old with 7000 on the clock. this afternoon my brera decided not to start. I press the start button, press the clutch and just a wobbley sound in the gear box and then stall. then tried acceleration still to no avail, basically the car refuses to get going and the engine wont turn on properly. I has the the petrol warning light on for a couple of days and had run down to Zero, although no way i could have done 35 miles in that time and I did not receive any warning from the dispay like it says in the hand book....did i just run out of gas and there is nothing left in the tank? or is this something more sinister??..any thoughts again would be greatly appreciated....thanks people for the help...ant.
Wow anthony 7000 miles in 2 weeks ,wot kind of job do you have that requires you to do 500 miles a day but more importantly what kind of petrol do you use.
Wonder if anyone would take my 2 166's for a brera.

No takers then eh? what about in 6 years time then.

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FUD I assume stands for f...ed up dude
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FUD I assume stands for f...ed up dude
Fear.
Uncertainty.
Doubt.


 
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Thanks for the info guys.

Fud may mean

flipping (or appropriate sweary) useless womans toy


or if I recal correctly from my schoolboy days

A part of a female which rhymes with granny.


However these are just guesses

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