156 2.4 JTD advise needed on whining turbo and injector light...
I’ve got a std 2.4 JTD (2000) with 70,000 on the clock, about 2 weeks after purchasing the car the red injector light occasionally illuminated on the dash – this has become more apparent recently especially when I hit around 3k on the rev clock when the turbo kicks in or around 95mph in top gear on a closed road, after researching on here it seams the car may have a developed a fault with the AFM or turbo. The AFM was replaced when I purchased the car as I have the original receipt which is why I think there is an issue with the turbo.
The car still pulls extremely well (sometimes the injector light comes on and car goes into “safe mode” but a quick blip of throttle and all is OK) othertimes the light doesnt illuminate and I sail past 3k no probs, however I was driving it last week without the stereo on and there is a constant whining/whistling at low revs which sounds like a police siren, is this the turbo thats shafted, also the turbo whistle is extremely loud when it kicks in at 3k...or is this normal ?
Is it worth replacing the AFM again as there may be an issue with this?
Do I purchase a new turbo (I believe recon ones are a no-go on Alfa 156’s) plus where do I get on from and how much will I be out of pocket?
Was looking at an Angel re-map in March (would they be able to advise what the issue is?)…or shall I wait for it all to be fixed or do I go ahead with the remap – I’ve heard rumors that a remap can sometimes stops the injector light illuminating which would be a bonus.
Would go to the stealers and pay £80ish for a health-check but not convinced they know what they’re on about will prob bill me about £1k for parts I don’t need replacing !
I really love the car but the reliability rumors that I’ve heard in the past look like they are now becoming apparent and I’m petrified at how much it will cost to get resolved - please advise…fingers crossed!!!
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