DPF Delete+Remap has transformed my car!!!!
Well I've owned my Brera for approximately six weeks and it's the first diesel i've ever owned. I desperatly wanted to love the driveability of my Brera but found the characteristics of the engine stopped the car driving as well as you would expect a car like the Brera to drive. The flat spots, the intermittent juddering under load, made the car at times feel clumsy, like I was driving an old transit van!!!! The car also felt like it was going to stall when braking to a stand still (suspected the EGR).
I also do stupid amounts of stop/start town driving and the DPF was regenerating at least once a week!!!! Anyhow, as I'm hoping to have this car for a long long long time, I decided to bite the bullet and have the DPF Removal, EGR Delete and Remap. I spoke to Gus at AlfaTune who answered every question I had and I knew straight away this guy knows what he's talking about.
This morning Alfatuner carried out the work on my Brera and I can't overstate how much better the car is. All of the above issues are now completely resolved and.................my Brera drives as good as it looks. I knew I could expect some improvements in the driveability of the engine but it is incredible the way the 2.4 unit now performs. The power is awesome and their is bucket loads of torque from the very bottom of the rev range, so you can drive through the gears so much better!!! My MPG on the steady 100 mile drive across the M62 was 41.2. Following the work, on the return journey my MPG was 49.5 (and that included testing out the remap).
Sure enough Gus confirmed that the EGR Valve was caked in crap and was not closing properly. Luckily for me, this is no longer anything I need to worry about.
I am simply amazed at what Gus has been able to do my engine. Alfa's own standard map for the JTDM in my opinion just handcuffs the engine, and Gus has the key to free it!!! if your tempted to get this work done, you will not regret it. I wish I had took mine to Gus the day I bought it. Oh well, I can now really appreciate the transformation to my Bella.