Alfa Romeo 146 1.6 TS - Seems to struggle with power on acceleration?? PLEASE HELP!!
Can someone please help??
Noticed mainly in the mornings and also in the afternoon once I finish work (basically when the Alfa hasn't been used for a good few hours), I pull away, but feels like there is a lack of power. Once its run for a couple of miles its fine again.
It pulls away, you put your foot down and it doesn't seem to go anywhere. Starts pulling away, then pulls back like its about to cut out and then pulls away again and so on. Also as this happens there seems to be a popping/choking sound coming from either the engine or exhaust (thinking more the exhaust). The only way to describe it, is that it feels like there's something blocking the power going through.
I have had an oil change, new Air filter fitted, new Oil filter fitted, bought a new fuel filter (but apparently it doesn't have an external one, is built into the tank already) but I still have the same problems.
When I was having the above fitted, my mechanic did see an oil leak under the engine, but has managed to seal it for me.
So...any ideas what could be happening / what's wrong??
Many thanks and hope you can help.