I've just bought an Alfa romeo156 1.9jtd(or JTDm I don't know) manual gearbox, year 2002, It was for a cheap price but it is missing a lot of things, I have no idea how these cars perform as I've never owned a diesel car.
I have a lot of issues and I will start with some, the infocenter display is not quite clear and when it gets hot it fades, it is in italian and I don't understand it, I can't change anything in the display. someone told me that the display controls come with the original Audio system(which the previous owner removed and installed a crap stereo).
Below the gear shifter I have the fog lights buttons which are working, "ASR OFF" is stuck and not working, mirrors control is broken and not working(I can't adjust my mirrors).
Parking radar lights up sometimes and sometimes not, and when it does it doesnt give any information, just lights up..
a button at the end of the headlights switch I don't know what it does, I think it is the cruise control(I have the cruise control light on in my dashboard I don't know why and from where to turn it off or even if this car has cruise control ..).
The engine seems to run pretty good for me but I'm not satisfied with the power, the EGR cable is cut and cot connected, I think the previous owner disabled it but I'm not sure, The engine heat when i'm inside the city is around 70 but when I drive at higher speeds it gets to 50, when I stop it starts going up to normal(70ish).
when I accelerate the wheels don't spin, I don't know if it's some electronic stability system but I've been driving gasoline JDM cars and I even spin the wheels at third gear..
When I press the brake I can hear like Air coming out of somewhere, I have to say that the braking performance is not really good (brake discs are in bad condition tho), I don't know if that Air sound is normal or not.
I have the check engine light on and the ABS light on, I've done until now about 400km with it including 200km in highway at 120km/h, with very bad engine bushings and suspension.
Well these are the major problems I have apart from renewing/cleaning the interior and other basic stuff, I need to understand this car and why I have these issues, I don't trust mechanics, although, Alfa romeo parts are rare here in Morocco and especially in my small town. If you have more information about the car, like features, power, suggestions for better power(while keeping fuel economy) are very welcome.
Thanks in advance