Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Don't see many Alfas in my town :D Especially not 164 QV
The number was a TOTALLY different one.
ended with 140 or something. Took it back to the clerk. The other one with the diode had a different number, too AND costed 35 €, so I ordered it somewhere else, cheaper, correct number and with the nice red stripe (yes, I can be nitpicking)
It'll take some days to be shipped, but I got other..."driving facilities" , besides I can always plug in the other relay (25 A) should I really need this particular car in the next couple of days
Tried the rear defrog relay, as it has the same circuit as the "wrong" one I had in yesterday and the car starts just fine (of course no diode here either)
Swapping the 2 relays (pump/ECU) works, too
This just adds to the series of odd things about my car...for example it will fire up like a pro when it'S rather cold (-6° C) or really hot (+ 28° C and above) and give me headaches on regular days (well, I suppose I got a bleeding fuel pressure valve now which I'll replace soon. That will hopefully solve the prob)
Last edited by McBeth-164QV; 02-19-2009 at 04:07 AM.