Help...Sick 156 JTD no power :(
I have a 2002 (facelift) 2.4 JTD Lusso. This morning when I was driving to work the "Motor Control System Failure" warning showed up twice (albeit for only a fraction of a second), both times when I accelerated heavily. Coming home tonight I saw the message again, then about 45 miles later I came out of a 30 limit put my foot down and once the car hit 2000 revs there was a strange whooshing noise almost as if the clutch was slipping (but it wasn't) and the car just did not gain power. I ended up driving home at 2000 revs or lower.
It seems that the turbo wasn't kicking in or something. There were no warning lights on at all when this was happening?! I have the car booked in next week for a 72k service and Cambelt change at alfaworkshop in Royston so will get them to check it out then, but any ideas as to what it might be? I am hoping something not too serious like MAF sensor (Not that I know what that is!!) or pipes? What should I check?
Please help!! I am not going to be driving her now until I take her the 30 odd miles to Royston for the service, or would you recomend not even driving her there?