Hi iīm a swedish Alfa Romeo owner with som problems i could use some help with.
My English writing/spelling aint the best, but iīll try!
I recently bought an Alfa Romeo 155 TS 1.8 (8v) -97.
The car used to be a policecar in Italy, but is now imported to Sweden. And i bought it from the one that imported it.
So to the big problem:
If i am standing still with the car and the gear is in neutral, the engine wont run in more than 2800rpm when i push the pedal down maximum.
When i am driving itīs impossible to get past 3000rpm (126.96.36.199gears)
On the fifth gear i can get the engine to run 4000rpm and at a speed of 120km/h. But no more.
It is just like the rpm-stop(red mark on rpm measuring device) has been moved down from 5800rpm, to 2800rpm-4000 depending on wich gear.
The car did not pass The Swedish Motor Vehicle Inspection Co. Reason: Exhauste fumes...to much pollution.
Is there anyone who have heard of a problem like this before...!?
Anyone who knows what is causing this problem with the limited rpm?
Any suggestions at all is extremly welcome!
I am going to turn the car in for a diagnosic test, but i really do need some help.
Please e-mail to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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