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hello to all

hello everyone,
always wanted to own a alfa but always knew it could break your ###@. so i bought one
a lovely clean 156 1.8 from 2001, the problem is, this light is after coming on, so i took it to grandons(such nice people to deal with), they plugged on the computer and they say its the cat that its empty. they cleared the light and all if good now.

could someone recommend a good alfa romeo mechanic in cork?

another question is can i clear this light by doing the ecu reset?

i was looking to buy this lead to plug the laptop to the car, can someone recommend a site or a shop to get it?
i look this one up on ebay but not sure
eBay.ie: VERY LATEST CAR DIAGNOSTIC FAULT CODE READER SCANNER (item 330474368137 end time 13-Oct-10 00:07:51 BST)

thank you very much
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The Lee Garage in Cork is the place to go. Grandons wouldn't bother to be honest with. Or even if your near west cork Finbarr Glavin is great too.
 
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Hello luca, great to see another Cork Alfa owner on the list here....

Yes there are a lot of generic EOBD reader to read and clear trouble codes. But one site that comes very recommeded is as follows: FiatECUScan - Fiat, Alfa, Lancia ECU Reader / Scanner

If you have any troubles with your car I guess you can bring it back to the garage you bought it from to sort it out.. or if it was a private sale you can go to any of the recomended garages on this list as suggested above:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/repub...f-ireland.html

In the future if you need anything replaced on your car do shop around the various garages before commiting to work ebing carried out! The prices do differ..

Welcome to Alfa ownership, you will enjoy our car!!

and don't forget to post some pictures of your car here when you get a chance...

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Hello luca, great to see another Cork Alfa owner on the list here....

Yes there are a lot of generic EOBD reader to read and clear trouble codes. But one site that comes very recommeded is as follows: FiatECUScan - Fiat, Alfa, Lancia ECU Reader / Scanner

If you have any troubles with your car I guess you can bring it back to the garage you bought it from to sort it out.. or if it was a private sale you can go to any of the recomended garages on this list as suggested above:

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/repub...f-ireland.html

In the future if you need anything replaced on your car do shop around the various garages before commiting to work ebing carried out! The prices do differ..

Welcome to Alfa ownership, you will enjoy our car!!

and don't forget to post some pictures of your car here when you get a chance...

Cheers/
thank you very much for the links.
just one last question before i buy the cable and software
i was looking the list of FiatECUScan 2.5 supported VEHICLES/SYSTEMS but i not sure my car is on it saw 02 up mine is a 2001 156 1.8
and cable is definately right of it?

thank you again
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thank you very much for the links.
just one last question before i buy the cable and software
i was looking the list of FiatECUScan 2.5 supported VEHICLES/SYSTEMS but i not sure my car is on it saw 02 up mine is a 2001 156 1.8
and cable is definately right of it?

thank you again
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On the cable yoke, the 02 might be the ones with the facelift interior, but I am pretty sure they'll fit. Just for a bit of reassurance PM a member here called rarebear. He sells these cables and people are pleased with him.
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Another Cork person!!

dont deal with Grandons, they arent even nice to buy a car from.
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Havent dealt with sales from Grandons but I always find the parts dept helpful.

If you want hassle free diagnosing for just your Alfa then you cant go wrong with Alfadiag and a cable from Rarebear as Mysterio said. I can also connect on if you need sometime. I'm living near Douglas at the moment.

An ECU reset wont get rid of the EOBD light.
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The parts lads are fairly sound to be honest.
 
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absolutely love driving my alfa.... but have to admit im still driving with fear, by that i mean will something go wrong...
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Fear is only from people that have never owned an alfa , they just need a bit more TLC than other cars , I've had Alfa;s since 1999 old and new and never has one left me down . Just check the oil regularly and top it up the TS's use a bit of oil but its normal for them . Welcome along and enjoy the drive . Remember you could buy a toyota and be boring !
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