Re: Engine Control System Failure
I've also been having trouble with my 2.0JTS engine - please excuse me though, I actually drive a GTV, but it seems very few people have the JTS engine in a GTV, so I thought I would ask here.
I picked up my new GTV on 23rd December 2003, and it was reasonably fine until 23rd June (with 10800 miles on the clock), when I was crusing along the motorway. The EOBD light started flashing, all power was lost and then the engine cut out. After being towed back to the dealership, the Fuel Injection fuse was replaced, along with the coil to cylinder number 2. The dealer also told me that a factory wiring fault had been rectified.
Everything was then fine until 8th August (with 12400 miles on the clock) when it died with exactly the same problem. The nice AA man replaced the fuel injection fuse and it spluttered into life, and I attempted to get home with very little power. After about 2 miles though, I had to stop again with smoke billowing out from under the bonnet - the coil to cylinder number 2 had set itself on fire. I was towed back to the dealer where the coil was replaced again.
On the 10th August, 10 miles after picking up the car, the familiar EOBD light started flashing again. Obviously by this point I was a bit cross and insisted that they do something other than replacing coils and fuses. Its still not come back from the dealer, as apparently they are waiting for a new ECU to arrive from Italy.
I have spoken to the brother of a friend of a friend who is allegedly an Alfa Technician, who tells me that although he has never worked on a GTV with a JTS engine, this is quite a common fault on the 156 with JTS engines.
So after all that, here is my question! Has anyone had a similar fault, and if so has it been successfully (i.e. permanently) rectified, and if so what work was done to the car?