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145 flat spot

Hi Guys,
My 145 clover is great, I should be a very happy man, I even talked my wife into getting a 94 145 1.6 8v as her everyday car and now my life is hell!
The 1.6 has a flat spot or 'hesitation' under any acceleration.
The injector light is not coming on and although you can feel it if you drive hard, it really annoys in traffic and when changing up as the car will jerk before accelerating.

I've read through the forum till my eyes were sore and see bad connections or earths mentioned a lot, ny particular place? and where is the ECU anyway?
Pleez guys,

Yours in ignorance
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I think It'll be the same kind of 'problem' I experience(d). Its something to do with the ECU compensating for the increase in engine speed by bringing the revs back down to idle, hence jerking as the engine runs out of revs when the clutch is engaged!
It's not the most powerful of engines so it can't run off torque alone, it needs revs to be happy!

If this is it then;
Alfa's don't have faults they have features!
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How many miles has it done?
I changed mine @ 110,000 miles to sort out a red light problem.
the car now runs better and a few mpg better.
If your a d.i.y fan could be cheapest / easest part to change without affecting any other part of the injection/ignition system
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Hi Buchos,
in the 145 Cloverleaf, the ECU is under the carpet in the passenger footwell. I recently bought a Squadra chip from Alfaowner and that'swhere you need to go to find the chip !! Pull up the carpet and take out the whole ECU which is a big aluminium box. If you're considering changing the chip .... go for an upgraded one ! It worked for me,
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