You're welcome willed. Any improvements? If after a few tanks she's still a relcutant starter, you could start looking at other issues eg. battery check could prove instructive! I really don't know them well enough to speculate further after that though.Thanks ausalfasuds, as a matter of fact I have only recently changed from 95ron to 98ron (Shell v power) although I feel it was starting to become a reluctant starter prior. I will change back for a while and see what happens. Thanks.
can anyone help I have to make 2 or 3, sometimes 4 attempts to get my 159 to fire up. cold starts in my part of the world (Queensland - Australia) mean 7degrees Cel. minimum so not so cold.
Good to hear. As for the clutch, it would be worth talking with your mechanic about it at it's next service, a good indie (independent) won't take you up the garden path and replacing the clutch is expensive, and money wasted if it's not necessary! Might also be worth dropping by ausalfa.com where a lot of aussie alfisti hang out.To all who have offered assistance with the start problem encountered with my 159, I can honestly say that the change back to RON 95 from RON 98, has certainly arrested the majority of the repetitive start issue. The car runs as well as RON 98 (Shell V power) fuelled, if anything a little better on the RON 95 (Caltex.)
On another matter the clutch in my JTS Manual seems to be getting a little too easy to depress/engage, is this a sign of the clutch on the way out? If so what is the most cost effective method of replacing?
This thread worth a read. Not really sure what your experience of 'patter' is. Great you have a good indie though, that goes a long way to taking care of things.Thanks ausalfasuds (and all others who responded,) I have a good indie (45 years experience father and son operation) so I will have them check it at next service ( 5000 klm.)
Now while I've got you folk, I recently rotated my tyres (Continental Max 5) and had the wheels rebalanced. Since that operation I have encountered what can only be described as "a patter" at around 100 kph, this is not transmitted through the steering wheel in the manner of a normal tyre out of balance does, simply feels like the whole car is pattering, only slightly, but disconcerting non the less. Should I simply go back to the tyre people and have them check the balance. I should mention that I had the tyres rotated earlier than required due to the evidence of feathering on a couple of tyres, or should I look at the suspension geometry a bit closer?
I had the same problem - my Spider required 2 attempts to start every time on cold startup - I ran two bottles of fuel system cleaner through it - now it starts on first attempt every single time..Since last report, starting is back to normal. Still needs two attempts. I wait a couple a few seconds before starting again