Re: Very smokey 156 JTD
Just to provide an update on my problems, one the car was out of warranty I reported the issue to Alfa Romeo customer services and got an incident number to pass on to the dealer when I next took it in for being smokey/loss of power.
Typically, it ran quite smoothly for several weeks - albeit with lots of smoke under acceleration. Then, a new problem emerged where the car would lose power an limit itself to about 2,000rpm - usually after going over a bump.
The car was taken to the dealer and Alfa Technical came to investigate. The car was repaired FOC and all the copy bill says is loose seals and broken wire on injector.
I haven't been able to get any clarification on what seals were loose, but all I know is ther car has never run better and it no longer smokes. Shame it took almost 10 months to sort it out.
Only problem now is that I can drive it like it was built to be driven, which is bound to be affecting the fuel consumption, but I'm still averaging about 40mpg on a long, fast run.