Mate, if you like the torque surge you'll love a remap!!
If you're ever down in York or Middesbrough I'll let you have a spin in mine, if that doesn't sell you on a remap nothing will!
Cheers Pud, if im ever down there i'll take you up on that
How's it goin again Scotty, I did read some of your posts last few days and got the feeling Arnold C... weren't great, glad to know they're not Alfa Dealership, suppose we can forgive them for not knowing alot of Afla probs. Your name,yea got from your handle... I'm over here in Dublin. Have my 156 just over a year had loads of stupid little things go wrong with it, nothing major only actually broke down once (crank sensor).. Was ****ed off with it at first though as its one owner full history 60,000 miler well looked after Alfa, thought this has to be good... Came with rain water leaks, the squeaky suspension, juddery wipers, iffy central locking, and few more..sorted these, now it needs rear wheel bearings.. But Thanks to all the guys here I got through it all and actually like the car now.. They look great and are good to drive.. I'd really have been lost without the help of AO... So hang in there you'll get yours right and it'll be great.. Cheers chat to u soon.. Kevo
Hope you get it all sorted out. Its annoying that the alfa is so picky and fragile. Mine is similar in mileage to yours and ive already had full new brakes (inc discs), top suspension arms, rear locating arms, a clutch and a clutch servo, wiper blades, and had to unstick a jammed drivers door button. Bloody hell. I hear BMW beckoning me softly from the Fatherland....330TD.....mmmmm - power AND reliability.
I thought you had a remap? - Must be getting you mixed up with a few others.
Yes, get one - I used red dot in watford, a million miles for you, but they do have a rolling road so you can see what the thing is doing before (which I think is critical) and after.
Personally not a fan of laptop on your driveway, I can do that my self but for real tuning you need the rr.
Boost guage, if its a veloce model then this is what I did - remove analogue clock from centre of three dials, replace with boost gauge I got from 'Raid UK' - they do one red/amber on black which is a great match.
Wire up the lighting bit, I used a 1k potentiometer from maplins to adjust the amount of light so it matched the other dials.
Need to route a boost pipe from the engine to the gauge.
The 2.4 jtd has no where to connect the pipe to so I tapped into the alloy elbow just before the inlet manifold, others tap onto the last boost pipe.
I could post some pics if I new how?
Not sure if it has one already mate, would have to RR it (only had it 2 weeks), but it did give 2 different 5x plate wrx drivers a bit of a fright up to 120. Both tried to spank me up a long m-way incline which i travel to work on - didnt happen for them - Nuff said lol
And yes, the tuning boxes are really crap
The diesels dont need a throttle reset - as they dont have throttles...
Anyway - yes, the ECU's memory has been lost, the best way to resolve this is to boot it everywhere for a day or 2 and it will re-learn.
The latest Bosch EDC's like the current cars have can learn this in about half an hour (that you want performance) and sharpen up quite quickly.
Thats all that will be wrong.
Ah, thanks CJ, will do that. So it DID feel much more pokey before, and I can get it back to that without another reset? Just boot it about a bit - I can do that!