Join Date: May 2003
Back from the dark side with a question!
After 4 years away from Alfa's I decided I couldn't resist anymore and bought myself a MY05 156 1.9 jtd 16v m-jet sportswagon. She has covered 90k and has a full main dealer history, and in good nick.
My last Alfa was an earlier 156 but a 2.4 10v and remember the engine being quite quiet whilst driving (but noisy on idle), but this 1.9 is the opposite.
I know it's a four potter but it's very loud through the rev range, a lot of induction noise. I serviced her today and checked for an after market filter, but it was standard.
Are these engines that noisy?, I did wonder if I have a bung out somewhere on the bulkhead but couldn't really see anything, your comments would be appreciated.
"The older i get,the faster i was"