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About two 10 weeks ago, i had the yellow check engine warning light, start stop not available. together with a lumpy idle. stopped the engine re-started and all was fine. car ran fine for a few weeks, Checked the oil seemed fine although hard to tell.

Decided to have a early service car had done 9k since last main dealer service but was 14 months ago

Took it to mangos they did the service, they said the warning was intermittent fault on actuator 4. They said they had cleared the fault and all should be OK.

cars been fine for say 6 weeks, then the same thing happened again, fixed by turning off and restarted, then happened again today, same fix

My question is, will the multiair definitely fail? my understanding is these are symptoms

How much is a new multiair fitted?

the car is 3.5 years old with 25K on the clock full main deal service history any chance of alfa chipping in towards the costs?

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I pretty much went through the same as you are describing and I manage to keep those problems away for almost a year by flushing the engine, though recently I again finally got the check engine light and engine was running a little rough, usually only happens when cold.

With this in mind I would definately do the flush as from what I'm hearing it can solve your issues, with a bit of luck of course. I my case I guess I will still need to get it exhanged any time soon.

As for the price, I'm from Holland and here I already went out to get some quotes and they were all between EUR 1000 & 1200. (VAT included) My Alfa specialist checked whether Alfa Romeo still had some compensation arrangement going on and they did. At least here in Holland, though your service history had to perfect, official AR dealer and correct interval. In this case they would cover 50% of the costs.

Good luck with yours.
 

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The previous owners, VW, probably took it apart.
I experienced something like this just before first service. Car was serviced and has been fine for the following 42000 miles. The oil was a tiny bit low as I was following the recommended intervals but the incident brought this forward.
 

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The MA unit oil feed filter could be partially clogged. replace it if you can and keep an eye on your oil level.

When the unit goes, stopping and re-starting the engine won't stop the judder and warnings. I wouldn't worry untill that is the case.

The unit can now be had for around £500. another £100 in consumables (oil, filters, gaskets) and 3 hours to fit.
 
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The previous owners, VW, probably took it apart.
The car was never owner by VW, it was owner by VW group leasing, they lease 1000s of cars in the UK every year, do you think the tear down all the none VAG cars before the lease starts :jester:
 

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The car was never owner by VW, it was owner by VW group leasing, they lease 1000s of cars in the UK every year, do you think the tear down all the none VAG cars before the lease starts :jester:
why not?
Some manufacturers lease fleets of competitors cars to cab companies to track accelerated wear.
And VW is such a trustworthy company.
Anyway I did go on to answer your question.
A question for you; did your dealer sort out the corrosion issue you experienced with your car?
 

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why not?
Some manufacturers lease fleets of competitors cars to cab companies to track accelerated wear.
And VW is such a trustworthy company.
Anyway I did go on to answer your question.
A question for you; did your dealer sort out the corrosion issue you experienced with your car?
yes, mangos were happy to repair, for business reasons i missed my appointment. I did let them know, they said book it in when ever

When i tried to re-book they said your out of your three years warranty sorry cant do it. After i pointed out i had reported it within the three years and i have an email confirming paint contamination from Mango's, they agreed to the repair for free had to pay 5 quid for the car insurance on the hire car that was it

The repair is acceptable not perfect they didn't match the dull inner paint just used the outside colour everywhere. you cant see it, it's in the bit between the boot seal and the lip, but i knows it's there.
 

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I quote post 26 of your marathon thread; "Quote:
Originally Posted by rick999 View Post
sorry youtubes full of trolls, as the channel owner i can delete posts, would you like me to delete that post?
That might be an idea, and also add a few solid facts like it's not £1000's to fix the rear wiring loom but £375(inc) per a side from a top main dealer. That's apart from the fact it's possible to fix for next to nothing if you have the know how. Also the original fault is NOT due to the wiring loom being overstretched as you state."

My dealer quoted under £800 before doing it on warranty.
 
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