147 JTD-M 16v Turbo
I own a 05 147 JTD-M 16v, recently I noticed that it started to lose power for a short time and then come back again, but it started to get much worse and the car would leave a trail of black smoke James Bond would have been proud of! I had almost no power when it got this bad, I could barely get the car to move until the revs got up enough for the turbo to kick in.
I left it into my local Alfa dealership and they changed the MAF but they noticed that the turbo was leaking oil (internally) and recommended I get a new one. I presume this was blocking up the air to the engine and causing the power loss issue.
Has anyone else come across this problem and are reconditioned turbos any use?