I can only speak from my own personal experience with my two GTV6's and the Milano, for which all three do exhibit this trait, and that according to Alfa, a slight feathering of the throttle with a hot start will speed the starting process, the problem caused by a slightly incorrect intake mixture under those particular conditions due to the overall design parameters of that injection system. Using the throttle is a problem only with a stone cold start.
We have always lived with it since the cars were new, and otherwise have no problems. The 164s have a more precise system and don't seem to have this problem.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-21-2016 at 07:01 PM.