2.4 jtdm, 200bhp, automatic, cold start problems
I noticed this problems with 15tkm on the clock. When cold outside (-C degrees) engine stars but it sound like a tank. Something grinds inside the engine. For some reason I suspect that it fires on 3 or 4 cylinders and not with 5, like it should. 1 to 2 minutes on and all of the cylinders fire up and the grinding stops.
Took the car to service and there they cleaned the ERG valve but that didn't help. Another thing - problem occurred on variety of Alfas with 2,4, 200bhp, jtdms but there is no feedback from Turin. They now about the problem but wont do anything.
That was strange to me, actually I dint trust my service/retailer so I got in touch with Alfa service in Germany. To resolve this problem fellow Germans told me that they take off engine block, polish it, redo the intake manifold (4 hours of work) and if that doesn't help they provide a new engine block. Why can it be done in Germany and not elsewhere ? Their law states that if car isn't repaired in 3 consecutive trips to service, customer can take it back to retailer and get the whole refund. So, they are obligated to repair these kind of problems.
Going mad in the mornings,