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Firstly hello!

After much head-scratching and two Green Flag call-outs I'd appreciate your views.

My GTV (1997) ALWAYS starts-up fine with no issues when started at first in any given day. Battery is strong. HOWEVER, after completing the journey she ALWAYS fails to fire-up again unless left for 5+ hours.

The second Green Flag operative identified that no fuel was getting drawn through to the engine when turning the key.

At first, I thought it may be that I ran the fuel too low so topped it up by can. The engine then fired-up immediately on turning the key. However, this method no longer works and the tank is over half full. It has become too unreliable however, the issue is entirely predictable as outlined above.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar? I am soon taking it to a local Alfa specialist for diagnosis.

Thanks in advance for any input ;)

Andy
 

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On early GTVs there is an issue with a wire breaking somewhere between the underbonnet relay and the wire to the fuel pump.

On the two I've done the wire has broken between the underbonnet relay and the harness in the passenger footwell, meaning you can cut and join a new wire in here (passenger footwell to underbonnet, passing through the nearside scuttle), rather than stripping out the interior all the way back to the fuel pump.

If the crank sensor does not turn out to be the problem then it may be this.
 

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Guys thanks very much for the suggestions - will exhaust these options on the weekend and will let you know how I get on! Thanks again
 

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As a matter of interest how did the Green flag operative identify that no fuel was getting drawn to the engine, did he remove the fuel line or do a fuel pressure test or was it just a guess.
Like everyone else it sounds to me like crankshaft sensor, had the same problem with my old 156 but that would not explain the lack of fuel, you should be able to hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds when you switch the ignition on.
 

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Buy cheap buy twice. I really wouldnt recommend buying cheap copy parts that can potentially leave you stranded in a few months.
 

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Don't do it. Alfa Workshop sell Facet ones for £40. It's what I bought and have had no problems for 3 years now. When fitting make sure it's in correctly, there should be an o ring on the old one so make sure that it's not stuck in the hole.
 

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Hi guys. Saga continues. I got my local mechanic to fit a crank sensor whilst I was at work - he was unable to fit it as I apparently ordered a 2-pin sensor (however this is the one the website said I'd need?!).
Apparently the mechanic says its a 3-pin one I need and Alfa say it's 'obsolete'. Can anyone recommend a link to the one I actually require?
I guess it would be this one?
https://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=store&op=Details&ProdID=816&sku=31447
Many thanks.
 
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