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can anyone explain why there is a flat spot between 1 and 3thousand rpm. before i bought mine i test drove many and they where all the same.it seems to be worse when warm , anybody any ideas of what the problem is.

also does anyone know how to get the spark plugs out ,and where can i get cheap plugs
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Re: flatspot

Not being rude, but if you try a search of the existing posts you'll find most if not all of your points already answered. Prob best to try that and then put any questions, IMHO.
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You don't say which engine your 156 has, but assuming that its a "Twin Spark" unit, then the Alfa engines are highly tuned sports engines with all the power and torque developed between 3000 and 7000 revs.

That's the nature of the engines and you need to keep them above 3000 revs if you want instant response.

If you want lots of bottom end torque, go for a run of the mill repmobile or a diesel Alfa.....

In terms of the spark plugs, they are specialist units and they don't actually need changing until 60000 miles...
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Air flow meter is the most likely problem. There are a few posts from others with similar problems. The TS engines are a bit low on "beef" at low revs, but I wouldn't describe this as a flat spot.
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it just feels flatspot when cam timing changes after those rpms and you get more power anyway if its working you should have enough torgue also in low rpms
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