147 '57 plate Sport Q2 lost its 'Whoosh'?
I have been really enjoying my brand new Alfa, been waving and flashing at all the other AO's when i see them on my travels. If you see a Black 147 with silver wing mirrors, say hello - it could be me!
Anyway - the point of my post...
When i bought the Alfa, if i put my foot down it let out a 'whoosh' ing noise. Both from the exhaust/rear of the car and also through the vent on the windscreen. I presumed this was the turbo thingy sucking up some air and redirecting it from the vents, 'causing the noise.
Now, i was pootling along the M6 and the car dies. Revs go, speed goes, i'm in limp home mode. AA guy comes out and sees it's the turbo inlet valve that's just popped off. He just screwed it back into place and seated it more firmly.
I've noticed that it no longer makes the Whoosing noise and i'm pretty sure it's lost a bit of its Bite.
Now, i could be experiencing the newness of the car wearing off and its perkiness slipping. The noise could have been a problem with the inlet not being seated properly or it could be the result of something not being done.
So, does anyone have a 147 sport and knows what i'm talking of?
Thanks for any input.