Alfa 159 2008 jtdm swirl valve question.
Hi I just purchased my first Alfa Romeo she is lovely! I was told that this engine was the same as the vauxhall cdti 150, of which i have owned 2, one in a signum 2006 and the other in a zafira cdti 150 2006 in the latter I had the dreaded swirl vlave issue! I repaired mine using the numberplate screw caps and areldite suggested on a forum it lasted 12 months then i traded the car in monday. had done 14,000 since the repair took under an hour and ovenight drying of the glue. Cost under a £10 including the glue.
To my point I took the cover off the alfa and found it has not got the same inlet manifold and there are no swirl valves fitted ?? have they been removed on later models ?
I must say too that as my last 2 cars were both chipped using a deiseltuner uk plug in ( the same one) it worked well. the Zafira I later had remmapped and the dpf software removed to stop it regenerating. The brick thingy was removed too. it ran better! but smoked on start up for 10 secs and then you could see soot on hard acceleration comimg from the exhaust but performed real well with no issues. mpg on that was 48- 50 average.
so what engine do i have ?? if it has no swirl valves ??
thank you ?
Last edited by Alfa male 1; 11-09-11 at 08:43.