Yes its another JTD power loss issue, read on if you dare!!!!
New to the alfa but been around JTD's for a while and have experienced most of there problems first hand but I still cant get enough of them for some strange reason
Since owning this one its been low on power to what I was expecting but initially put it down to a mixture of A) the car not been driven more than 3k miles in the last 3 years and B) my expectations being higher than it should have been! But after several weeks and lots of motorway action later, the power still has not returned.
I have now had her along to my local diesel specialist for diagnostics etc but he cant find anything other than the MAF giving off a very low signal. Hes tried replacing the MAF with another bosch unit but the reading stayed the same! Hes checked the whole air intake for any blockages and cant find anything there either. Turbos also been checked (must be an earlier version non-variable) wastegate operation is fine as well.
The next problem is its an 09 2000 model which seems to be the cross over period on MAF's by the looks of things! I'm wondering if the incorrect MAF has been fitted before i got it? My diesel guy is of the opinion its injector related so i've got her on a dose of anti-biotics (redex!)
Any ideas? PS. The EGR has had its opperation checked and is ok, i've even blocked it off to see if that would help but its made no difference. Diagnostics is clean. Turbo spools, dumps, has no aparent leaks but gives no signs that its being used by the engine!!!! Loosing.... will... to live