Black smoke while accelerating
I bought an used 2004 GT 1.9JTD. The acceleration was not smooth and there was a lot of black smoke. I read helpful articles in alfaowners.com and decided that it is an EGR problem. So replaced it with a geniune Alfa GT EGR. The acceleration is fantastic! Very smooth and power is available when I need it. But the black smoke problem still persists. Even when it is idling there is smoke. The hapless driver following me is completely engulfed in smoke when I accelerate.
Someone told me that all diesel engines have the same problem. I am not sure. There are hundreds of diesels out there and I haven't seen them leave a trail of black smoke when they accelerate.
Anyone had similar issue? Were you able to rectify this? Would be very glad to hear your experience.