Alfa GT 1.9 JTDm Cloverleaf | Autocar
according to this and a couple of other articles its the thorsen LSD as standard, lowered and 168bhp.
not sure by how much.
there are def uprated injectors (higher pressure) and Loz reliably informs me its a different ECU as the clover map won't work on a standard car.
neddyboy I can't disagree with any of the comments made by the other guys here..Scotty is right, stuff will go wrong at this age with these cars and yorkshirekeith is right as well..don't buy too much of a dog..
in perspective i paid 5.5 k for my blackline with 74k on the clock its a late 07 and was/is in very good condition...this was from a dealer who did cambelt water pump and service for me before purchase and refurbed the wheels, so it was an ok deal, I could have bought cheaper privately but would have had to most likely refurb wheels, do cambelt and water pump and service, so on balance the around £750 I paid over a private sale balanced out...I got a perfect car..or so I thought!
re-map brought all sorts of demons to the surface...
work done so far all at autolusso.
egr delete and remap £250 then about 3 weeks later..
subsequent new clutch and flywheel was around £1000 with new lower turbo hose too.
quaife and eibachs done at the same time, total bill that day £2.2250
recent self service, oil,filters etc £40 from eurocarparts
new upper turbo hose and swirl flap delete a few days ago at autolusso dunstable £385
I have had the car since feb but my work mileage is heavy at 30k a year, 12k covered since purchase of car so a years mileage for most people.
wishbones will need doing before the MOT but will likely tackle this myself. so its likely to be around £80.
oh and new battery about a month and a half ago £100
so the car owes me around 8K all in..an will cost me around another £600-1000 this year, but after this I expect and deserve plain sailing for a good while!
and worth mentioning once again how trustworthy and decent the guys at AL are..
to be honest the quaife,eibachs and egr delete, remap and swirl flap delete were all either elective or preventative maintainence. if i had left the car standard it would probably have been fine if a bit slow and unrewarding to drive.
for the 8k spent I could have had any number of euroboxes that would have been quicker in stock form, more reliable and less expensive to maintain but what are the choices...? audi TT coupe? no thanks. BMW 1 series def no thanks..520 or 530D still no thanks and suffer from stretched timing chains and the same swirl flap issues the Alfa does.
saab 93? well I did consider that one very seriously but just thought it to ''middle aged' and i'm 44!..
Audi A4, drove several and walked away from all of them wanting more.
Brera..in anything but the 2.4 jtdm and the 3.2 v6 they are under powered and feel very heavy compared to a GT, Italian looks yes but more of a German design ethic, both the above engines are not great on economy in the Brera due to the weight of the chassis.
mazda rx8, massively problematic Wankel engine.
if your decided on a GT then you just have to bite the bullet and hope you are lucky!, keep it stock and you ill probably be fine,
you won't though , most of us don't!
and as I have pointed out what else is there that has 5 seats a huge boot, really decent performance after some fettling and can do an average of 50mpg and looks as good and is as exclusive as the GT.