ok i bought my first alfa a few months ago, which needed a couple of things doing before i went out on drove it
and after some hard work i finialy got chance to drive my first alfa today..............
...............and what a load of crap it was!!!!!!!!!!
for a 2.4 5cylinder (140BHP)i thought it would go like poo of a shovle, but i must say it felt gutless........
im not saying its a crap engine, or should i say shouldnt be a crap engine, but im sure that there is a problem with it that im going to need your help with
No1. for a car that is ment to do 127MPH i struggled on a down hill section of dual carriage way to get 100MPH
No2. it feels like it pulls better if i hardly press the accelerator pedel and if i press it too much there is no power whats so ever and the revs go up slowly
No3. at around 2500RPM if i press the pedel just abit it will shoot off, just how i would exspect it to, but it dies at 2600RPM and need a gear change
No4. when running out of power in 2nd at 2600RPM and changing to 3rd, it will not pull, and feels like i should drop it back to 2nd just to get me going again
No5. hills are a no go area, even the slightest of inclines it is realy hard to accelorate and i just have to slowly pull up the revs in 2nd
No6. low down in the rev range it pulls ok just feels light its suffering from turbo lag, but pulls like a DERV should using all that torque, but still doesnt feel like 225flb, and only if i slightly press the pedel
No7. if say im in 5th/4th gear and need to drop it down a gear to pull away abit faster it doesnt pull anybetter than it did in the gear i was just in, just has abit more revs
No8. when i first bought the car and started it in the drive way, i wounder about how slow the revs built up for a modern diesel, i just thought i would have responded alot fast, i know they are DERVs but my 300TDI discovery revs faster than this and thats ment to have low down grunt
ive had a few DERVs in my time and love the low down grunt and the turbo on them, but this JTD doesnt feel like anything ive had, so im sure theres a problem with it!!!!!
ive never drove oneof these before so i dont know how its ment to act like so i cant realy say if the power has just fallen off
i know loads about engines but i struggle abit with the electric side of them so need your help here...... i hope someone tells me there is a problem with it that can be fixed as ive been looking forward to driving this one
oh by the way ive just done a service on it and have also just changed the timing belt and pulleys