Empty wallet but
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United Kingdom
New 159 owner, a few questions.....
Hi people, just bought a 2006 159 1.9 JTDm 16v lusso, lovely car (after driving a landcruiser for the past 4 1/2 years) have a few questions to ask before I get in touch with the dealer, small niggles I've noticed over the last few days so any info would be greatly appreciated (btw it's covered just over 60,000 miles),
Firstly Stalling on moving off/unresponsive accelerator, been advised it's the EGR valve either sooted up or on it's way out, it's only done it a few times, thought it was my driving!
Secondly, not sure if this is linked to the first problem when the car is stationary with the engine at normal temp there is a slight smell of burning oil, this dissappears when moving, I've popped the bonnet and can't see any obvious sign of oil or see smoke, car was serviced when I picked it up so possible overfill???, didn't buy from Alfa dealer but has full Alfa history (apart from last service), 6 weeks alfa warranty and 4 weeks dealer warranty left.
Thanks in advance