Car's working again.
Time to meddle...
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United Kingdom
1.9 Jtd DMFs and mods
Sorry if these repeats other threads.
I bought my Alfa a) because its the best looking and in my opinion the best driving hatch and b)with a view to modifying it (power / brakes - not Max Power/Halfords). My last car was a Mondy 2.0 tdci 130 zetec-s and it modified well, even tho lots of bits were virtually 'home made'. I am, however quite dim for a human, and in the search for horsepower gave the mondy too much torque. The result = 181bhp and 300lb ft. A very quick taxi, once. Then the DMF ate itself when i went 1st to 3rd at full chat. (My mechanic said it would be the conrods that bent first, the liar.) Repair bill was £700 and at the time I didnt have it. Besides, mechanic said same would happen again anyway if i drove like a dick, so what was the point. Sold it as a scrapper for £2200. Boo.
Then I bought my Alfa and I love it. With 150bhp it does feel quick, but Im getting the itch again. I was thinking 190 bhp but without overloading the DMF as I dont want a repeat of the above. My local Alfa technician told me pretty plainly that the DMFs are rubbish and are built to take a certain amount of torque, no more.
Long story over. Please pour scorn / advice in my direction. Ive enquired with Angel and their prices are good for panel filter and remap (maybe an exhaust if i can stretch to it). This is my everyday car tho and I need it to be as reliable as an Alfa can.