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frustrated alfa owner!!!!!!!

please help! i have a 159 jtdm 2.4 lusso.....luuurve this car...with a passion! can somebody tell me why the dpf filter and egr valve are constantly playing up????? i am sick of taking it to the garage only to be told theres nothing wrong..(alfa dealer...not cheap!) loss of power...engine cutting out whilst driving...juddering...engine management light on and off..constantly!!!!! is it worth having the dpf removed and the egr blanked off??? will it invalidate my warranty, do i have to notify it classed as modifying??? how much would a remap cost??? thanks in advance for your help! x
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1) Calm down, it's a not uncommon problem with diesel cars in general and this forum has plenty of advice about it.

2) I'd just use the search function on the 159 sub forum using each of your questions and read the multitude of threads, it's a very common question and it sounds like you have an egr valve problem of some description. I'd also take it to an independent Alfa workshop unless you can get the work done under warranty at the Alfa dealer which I suspect might be a fight again use the search function.

3) Yes you would be modifying the car if you remapped and knocked the DPF out, yes it's probably best to notify the insurance company but its worth finding out which insurance companies are 'mod' friendly first before talking to them. However I'd look at EGR/injector problems first as it sounds like this might be the problem and not the dpf persay.
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How old is your car is it under a new car warranty or used car warranty if I was you I would get it checked out by a good indie where abouts in the country are you maybe someone can recommend a garage if your in the midlands area check out Njs pershore they sorted out the running faults on my 159 which the dealer couldn't
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