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Just purchased a 159 2.4 JTDm - What should I look out for ?

Bit too late to ask advice, I suppose, as I already signed (getting it this weekend), and I am trading in my petrol 159 1.9 JTS, but what should I look out for ?
Maintenance wise, best practises, any advice will be usefull, this is my first ever diesel.... be kind please

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/south...dark-side.html (I am coming over to the DARK SIDE)

The car is a 2008 2.4 JTDm, 60 k km on the clock, full history (the car belonged to Alfa Romeo South Africa, I assume some Exec's company car), perfect body and interior, lots of factory extras.......

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Sounds lovely, welcome to the dark side....

The only advice I can offer, as I drive a 1.9jtdm, is to give it a thrashing once a week. These modern diesel engines do not like to be tip toed around, the exhaust gas system needs to have high temperatures and revs to clear the pipes out, as it were. But then it is an Alfa, so it will enjoy the thrash, as will you!
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Sounds great, you'll love it and the mileage (or do you say kilometerage) suggests it's been well used, a good sign, as previously stated high revs run once a week to keep the tubes clear and remind you that a diesel can actually sound pretty good. enjoy
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