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After many ups and downs of GTA ownership i have finally been beaten by it, some of you may have seen my last thread about trying to start her up after a 4 month sleep, after replacing the battery, getting her taken to my local alfa specialist i have been told its the ecu that is knackered. very bad times indeed. having no money to fix her i am forced to sell as she stands.

My question, how much will she fetch?

2002 156 GTA, 104k miles, red, very good body condition, Q2, new gearbox, clutch, new tyres, Full specialist service history, interior in mint condition, BOSE, Factory xzenons, good front arches, a very clean car overall, just now with a knackered ecu.

I have a written quote from the garage to fix her, £950 will see it back on the road.

How much is she worth right now?
 

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I have no idea, i tried charging the battery, then jump starting off another car - this is what i believe has caused the problem. After changing the battery the car turns over but all warning lights etc.

I cant honestly believe this has happened, the ecu should be protected by fuses to stop this kind of problem.

Absolutley gutted
 
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I believe jump starting from another car will damage the ECN, I was ignorant of this until I fried my a few years back by doing the same. It cost me £500 to replace...regarding selling I would try and hang onto it and get it repaired, you wont get much for it especially as it is none a runner. To buy another with the work you have had done will cost you far more.
 

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i feel for you superturismo.

But operation alfa is right, they just are not selling at the moment. Even at low (relatively) prices for decent cars. Hold on, even of you have to SORN it.

My batt was dead at one point. AA man jump started it, but that was from a power pack thingy. do these offer more protection or was I just lucky?
 

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if you can afford to keep it and fix when you get the money again surely thats got to be better doing it that way as you'll loose more money selling it like it is?

My batt was dead at one point. AA man jump started it, but that was from a power pack thingy. do these offer more protection or was I just lucky?
I've jump started my a few GTA (1st time nearly killed the poor 1.2 corsa, 2nd time i used Brera power), my previous 147 and a 147 for someone over the road using a 159 and haven't had any problems. i always make sure that i have the jump leads securely fixed to the terminal on the battery and no where near any of the fuses etc mounted on the top. not sure if this is the 'right' way to do it or ive just been lucky :confused: :)
 

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This might be a bit morally incorrect but you could always take out AA (or similar) warranty cover on her............
 

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AA warranty, not a bad shout!

depends on how you feel about claiming I guess!

does anyone on here have an AA warranty?

My car is fine, but thinking of getting one as i just feel the alternator will eventually go!
 

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After many ups and downs of GTA ownership i have finally been beaten by it, some of you may have seen my last thread about trying to start her up after a 4 month sleep, after replacing the battery, getting her taken to my local alfa specialist i have been told its the ecu that is knackered. very bad times indeed. having no money to fix her i am forced to sell as she stands.

My question, how much will she fetch?

2002 156 GTA, 104k miles, red, very good body condition, Q2, new gearbox, clutch, new tyres, Full specialist service history, interior in mint condition, BOSE, Factory xzenons, good front arches, a very clean car overall, just now with a knackered ecu.

I have a written quote from the garage to fix her, £950 will see it back on the road.

How much is she worth right now?
where are you if your not to far I may be able to make you an offer Jim
 

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I have the AA warranty. It is quite restrictive. You have to call them out and be broken down, ie unable to drive to claim. They pay £500 max per claim but it's only an extra £50 on top of normal cover.
 

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If it is turning and you're unsure about ECU check my thread. I had a dead ECU - http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gta/292881-help-wont-start-code-stays-on-and-asr-is-off.html.

Some of the symptoms:
1. CODE light will remain on as imobilizer cannot connect to the ECU.
2. ASR will be OFF as it cannot connect to the ECU either.

If there is only CODE light then it is imobilizer.

If CODE will light off. So it should start. You can also check if there is any fuel going to the rail. Just unplug the fuel hose and ask somebody to try to start it. Look for the fuel.

And the last but not least DON'T SELL IT!!!:)
 

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if you can afford to keep it and fix when you get the money again surely thats got to be better doing it that way as you'll loose more money selling it like it is?



I've jump started my a few GTA (1st time nearly killed the poor 1.2 corsa, 2nd time i used Brera power), my previous 147 and a 147 for someone over the road using a 159 and haven't had any problems. i always make sure that i have the jump leads securely fixed to the terminal on the battery and no where near any of the fuses etc mounted on the top. not sure if this is the 'right' way to do it or ive just been lucky :confused: :)
I also had no problems.
 

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Gus @ Alfatune in St. Helens, Liverpool can both virginise ECU's and supply new ones. He asked me not to say how much I paid for an ECU for my 3.2 GT but it was around half as much as what Superturismo has been quoted.

At the time we were scouring the forums and ebay for a replacement ECU but having spoken to Gus about it, the ones you seen advertised have a tendancy not to work. This was prompted by us finding a spare GT ECU in our stores, we sent it off to Gus to have it virginised only to be told it was goosed.

The good thing about buying a new ECU off him is it's virgin. It takes 10 min to fit and does not require any special skill. You don't need to faff about changing the code box, lock barrels etc as you would with a 2nd hand ecu.
 

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So either he keeps it and has a cheaper fix than first thought, or he sells it to someone who will have quite an easy fix and will prob get a bargain!? I think I would keep it and give gus a call when you have got a spare £500!?
 
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