This thursday I am handing the Giulietta SV in at Stelvio Automobili. They will have it transported to München - along with seven other cars. And then I and seven other drivers will follow by plane the next thursday. This means that the cars must be in absolutely best working order. So I was most annoyed when I suddenly had the engine hesitating to take the gas and running on only three cylinders under load.
I spent a whole day running through a list of possible errors without finding anything. Trying one thing after the other and taking the car out for a run for every fix. I suppose it was quite annoying for the neighborhood as well - or maybe they like the noise of a three-legged Alfa Romeo Nord engine?! Last year I fixed a similar stuttering by simply blowing the main jets - some dirt had blocked the system. But this time nothing seemed to help. Until very late in the evening when I got some advice from Steffen Madsen over the phone. You can see it all in the above video.
So now I need to drive the car max for the next three days in order to see if all other things works. I don't want to delay the 8-car caravan on its way over and through the Italian alpine roads and landscapes. The cars will be delivered in safety at OKP in Bayern and all has been meticulously prepared by Jan Paustian and Daniele Dezzi at Stelvio, and judging them on how they prepare the annual Padova trip, this is going to be one helluva trip. So now I will have to go - and go - and go. First problem was identified this afternoon, when Klaus Rejkjær, from his Fiat Dino Coupé, announced yelling that my brake lights didn't work. Oh bugger.