Come on NoveltyBobble, spill the beenz with as much details as poss, we've all been waiting on this moment...
Lol - let me quote the post I put into the other thread
As the hesitation wasn't universally the same across all 2.2 lumps, then perhaps the solution that Alfa have rolled into the remap (and therefore I assume gone through all the EU/CO2 checks) will also not be universally the same.
Whilst I noticed the hesitation on my car - I got the impression it wasn't as bad as some people were having. I've bunny-hopped a bit, but not to the point of stalling in the middle of the road unlike some poor unfortunate people. So the result of the remap on my car is equally as devoid of anything startling. The only thing I have noticed is that there's a bit more of a rasp to her exhaust note.
My driving style is also very much - RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGHHHH!!! which may hide any nuances of change in the low down revs.
Quite happy for an experienced bunny hopper to give my car a try to see what they think. Alternatively, I'm guessing this Alfa sanctioned and supplied remap is going to be freely available under warranty. (update: to confirm my remap was done under warranty)
In addition to this, I'm quite anal about my mileage stats and I've noticed something interesting today on a 50ish mile trip I do on a regular basis. The journey is a good mish-mash of motorway, urban and stop/start town driving - and usually results in an average MPG of 26.4. Today that MPG was 24.1 - and if anything should have gone up as I was driving less vigorously than normal.
I'm still adamant that the exhaust note is raspier. I've got to conclude there is no change to the hesitation. If I don't drive around the dropping revs, then she'll bunny hop. But, I am beginning to notice some ever so slight differences to the way the power is delivered in the 0-3000 RPM range. If you're gentle with the foot - then there's no difference. But if you're heavier-footed, it feels like it's delivered in 3 stages of:
1. Should I be thinking about delivering the juice? Nah I'll hang back
2. I think more is being demanded of me, I'll pour a bit more juice in now
3. Sod this for a game of marbles, I'll inject a bathtubs' worth into each cylinder.
Bear in mind I'm just a keen enthusiast Alfa driver, and not someone who necessarily knows what they're talking about when it comes to cars, but I'm slowing noticing some slight differences in the lower revs.
Also, whilst my Chesterfield dealership told me the remap was available for download, and was applied to my car - I have zero proof of this. Having said that, I've been asking on and off over the last 6 months with the answer always being "there's nothing to fix it's a characteristic of the engine" - to it now being, here's a patch for you sir, and it helps to fix your hesitation.
I realise this has been a bugbear for the 2.2 drivers (the people with the better taste) for some time, and I don't want to raise anyone's hopes falsely. But, would heartily recommend people have a chat with their dealers now. I do indeed have an invoice of work done by an Alfa dealership which has a line showing remap performed.