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valve is indeed a common problem,and although the valve can need cleaning,the manifold in which it sits needs cleaning out too.
When you say 'complete shut down',do you mean it cuts out?.If so,you could have injector problems and that really isn't cheap to sort out I'm afraid.
How long a warranty did the seller give you with the car?.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo