Hi all, hope someone can help.
I've had some power loss issues on my GT JTD. Twice recently I've had to call out the AA. Today the AA guy said he thought is was the EGR.
Essentially after a few minutes driving I'd start to lose power, to the point that I could hardly pull away from a junction. It was a struggle to rev and there was just no go in the car. Eventually I had to pull over on the hard shoulder. The first time this happened I just gave the car a rest for 20 mins and after a few attempts and some revving it was back to normal.
Today the car rested while the AA came and after a bit of revving was ok again. The car is still not quite right and I've noticed since the first incident (c. 3 weeks ago) that the fuel consumption has been poor. The AA guy said there was no fault reading and that he reckoned it was the EGR.
Car is just over 2 yo with c. 20k miles
I have a few questions and hope someone can help.
*Does this sound like the EGR?
*The car is in the 3rd year of warranty - I assume this will be covered? Will Alfa faff around with this problem?
*If the EGR is replaced will the ECU be re-set, thus losing any custom maps?
*I've heard the EGR can be disbled through an ECU map. Can this be added to an existing custom re-map or would I have to go through the whole re-map process again?
Thanks in advance - CBA