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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: United Kingdom
159 3.2 V6 Q4 acceleration hunting - opinions please
My folks have a 2007 159 3.2 V6 Q4. They've had it around 4 months or so and it does something a bit odd that i'd like your opinions on.
let me try to describe this in a way that makes some sense:
when driving in any gear, if they accelerate, the revs will rise by about 500 rpm but the speed does not, the revs then drop back down and THEN she accelerates. they have described it as feeling as if it is hunting for the power, as if the clutch were slipping or she were an automatic.
so...driving...accelerate, revs rise, no speed acceleration, revs drop back down...then she accelerates.
kinda waffly i know.
we raised it with the dealership and were informed that this was a feature of V6s, that they will hunt for revs or power before actually accelerating.
does anyone have any similar experiences with their own Alfa V6? Is this normal? Is it something to be concerned about??
there's a few alfas in the family including my own but no other V6s so this is new territory. any advice/guidance is greatly appreciated.