Noise 159 1.9 JTD
Hi Alfa owners,
Previously I owned the Alfa 159 1.9 JTS SW -06 and I was very satisfied with everything except for the fuel consumption which in my opinion was very high for that engine.
I sold it and bought the 1.9 JTD -07 instead (note: not the SW). Consumption MUCH better...
However, there are two things that bothers me a bit.
1. The noise is significant higher on this one. Both from the engine, which I can accept if this is due to the diesel, and from the wheel housing / road. The latter one I can't really understand. FYI, both the cars had the same 17" wheels. I have used three different set of tires on the JTD but no difference on the noise.
2. The suspension is A LOT "bumpier". The JTS was really soft and comfortable to drive. This one is not.
Should these two models have same suspension as new? If yes, this problem is either due to that something is too old and needs to be replaced OR that the previous owner modified the suspension. Any ideas from the experts here?
I also start to think that 1 and 2 might be related.