Inconsistent throttle response
been trying to solve this over the last while....
My 2001 1.8 TS has an issue where gentle acceleration is not a problem but stomping on the accelerator results in a cough before bothering to think about jerking into a higher gear and deciding to rejoin the party.....
This is apparent at a standstill in particular.
I have done the following work:
unplugged MAF and car ran better generally (I knew I needed a new one)
replaced MAF and car ran a lot better
Noticed this hesitancy when flooring accelerator
Checked plug ports for oil/water - all clean removed plugs also and all in fine condition
checked all connections for pedal - no issues
also used alfadiag to go through lambda actuators - all in apparent working order
Generally there is not a performance issue - this manifests itself as jerky gear changes under swift driving and in a hesitant take off when turning right off a main road or at roundabouts (which is a the main worry)
Girlie Fiat driver: "You got a new car?"
Me: "Yep and I love it"
GFD: "Alfa though.... Aren't they supposed to be unreliable"
Me (looking over her shoulder at her Punto and laughing inwardly): "So they say......"