I have heard of similar situations with GT owners and the DVLA not certain if the cars are JTD M-Jets or JTDms. I could possibly help you to find out which it is for certain if you DO elaborate, although, if the V5 says 165g/CO2 then its highly likely it IS a JTDm.
As for the GT sills, I have only ever seen one with damaged sills and I was horrified at the stupidity of the idiot that did it. Even the op of this thread admitted it. I am not a font of Alfa knowledge-this is the only thread I have taken part in that discusses this.
The prevalence of damaged sills on GTs is down to the ignorance, stupidity, total lack of care and sloppy workmanship of mechanics who work on them and do the damage.
I make no apologies for my tone-if your are stupid enough to jack the cars up on the arrows and not on the weight bearing rails behind them, then frankly you should not be let anywhere near a car, even to drive it (sorry MattyC).
It shows a total lack of common sense and is in no way indicative of bad design. The jack in the boot has a groove in it to fit round the rail on the chassis member behind the sill and the handbook clearly shows this.
Rather it is an indicator of stupidity, lack of care, lack of thought and people not bothering to read the handbook.
Trying to shift the blame for other's stupidity onto the designer of the car is ridiculous. There are things on the GT the are not that well designed, the arrows indicating whereabouts the jacking points are, are not one of them.
The arrows are there to show where the jacking points are behind the sill, they do not mean "place jack here"
And further to that, no cars have the jacking points on the visible part of the sill - they are always behind on the chassis rails.
Last edited by typos1; 11-04-12 at 12:18.