Wanted to thank you guys for this thread.
I'm also based in Australia (Brisbane).
I purchased a 2008 2.4 JTDm Ti a few weeks ago - very nice condition, 50100km.
But, after a couple of days, the glow plug issue and the hiccup around 2k revs issues reared their heads.
I fitted a full EGR blanking plate and this cured the hiccups and misses straight away. The car also kicked over quicker on start.
The torquey peak is now gone though and power delivery has been smoothed across the rev band. While I am very happy I have "fixed" the stutter, I miss the peak in the torque.
And sure enough, within a couple of days the CE lights came on.
A few days later, I cored my DPF and this improved things noticeably but I feel I'm still lacking that kick I got from the unmodified car.
So, today I ordered the EGR simulator from eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/06-AGR-Si...IAAOSwgQ9Vo3by
I'm looking forward to trying it out once it arrives.
Do I need to have my error codes cleared though before I notice any benefit?
I don't have any ECU reset software, cables, etc and wouldn't know how to do it even if I did have it. My local Alfa mech wants $150 as soon as they plug their PC into the car.