5 into 156 doesn't
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Air filter resonator
The power goes flat in the rev range 16-1800. Pulls off ok, goes flat, then starts pulling again after I have crawled past 2k. Zealous accelerating after that leads to little stutters, little hiccups in power, but which are only brief and you can pull through them as you continue to accelerate.
After my bump I knew the turbo was wrong but the crash repairer denied it was anything to do with the crash so I had it done under the Alfacare warranty. Alfa have messed me about something chronic and it has had 5 recon turbos as they try to sort me out on the cheap. The current one is the least bad but is still noisy and it still has the problem I have described.
When the dealer had the car this week they first said they couldn't find anything wrong. This is cobblers, my missus knows nothing about cars but umprompted has asked me what is wrong with it having driven it. I insisted they have another look and this is the response, I asked them to write it down for avoidance of doubt:
"Air filter resonator (box) split/broken. Suspect sucking in air and bypassing air flow sensor".
If you are telling me there is no resonator I am going to scream. I am at my wits end with this car and I feel like I have been treated really badly by Alfa and I just want this to end. I couldn't even sell it in its present state, I wouldn't want to do that because I love it but I can't carry on like this, it has been in 8 or 9 times in the last 3 months.