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New to alfa's and need help please!!!

Hi all,

We're new to Alfa's and we've recently bought a '99 156 2.5 V6.

Now we've either bought a complete lemon, or we don't know how to drive!

We think it may have something to do with the ESP system but I'll explain the symptoms...

When changing gear eg 2nd to 3rd and reapplying the accelerator the revs race up to about 7,000, but you don't get the equivalent power. It feels like your slipping the clutch and braking at the same time whilst accelerating but not going anywhere! There is also sometimes a burning smell, either clutch or brakes, not sure.... This happens in ALL gears.

The only way to avoid this is to accelerate gradually and drive it like my dad would and without ever going over 4,000 revs.

We've had V6's before and a long stream of coupe's so we do know how to drive lol.

Can anyone suggest anything before we start attacking it blindly?

Many thanks,
Alison & Paul

PS. There are no warning lights coming up at all.
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Sounds like clutch on its way out, do the V6s have the annoying DMF btw?
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Clutch plate worn and/or a diff on its way out... Might be the ideal opportunity to slip in a nice Q2 differential and uprated clutch to make the most of those horses... You won't recognize its the same car afterwards.
I would also get the starter motors health checked while you are on as it is a pain to remove without getting the gearbox out anyway so make the most of it.
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Hope you got lots of money, any 6 cylinder alfa is expensive to repair, now that i got a 4 cylinder 2.0ts i love alfas again. my 166 gave up in the area, quoted 6k Aud for repair.
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meant to say Diff area, inner shaft bearing
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