Exactly what my name
Join Date: Jan 2015
County: Vlaams Brabant
Alfa Romeo 159 1.9 JTDm 8v Rattling noise
Dear fellow Alfisti
Story BEFORE these problems: My car couldn't always start so I took it to a garage. Since I am a complete zero with mechanics (although I learned a lot since then on this forum) the garage fooled me and said 1 of my injectors was broke and 3 needed to be revised. Paid him 1400 Euro (1040 GBP) for that. Took the car, everything fine, next morning wanted to start and I had the same problem + get car checked light and minor limp mode just on my way to him again. He repaired the start engine 250 euro (186 GBP) and told me he now reprogrammed the new injector since he forget that and that was probably the reason for the power loss and check light. I pay him again and he said while I drove off warm your engine up and go into revs because your DPF stated it was very clogged. Once again everything fine. Two days later, engine check light on again, hard limp mode.
TODAY: I wanted to start the DPF regeneration because I think that was the reason for the check light and limp mode, so I tank the car full, warm it up and while it still says check engine light after a restart I feel it's completely out of limp mode since I can take the revs as high as I want. I go for the highway/carriageway a good 15 miles at 80 MPH in 4th gear at 3500 revs, sometimes pushing it to 4000 but not long. Everything seems fine untill I come out of the highway. My car makes a disturbing rattling noise from underneath. Sounds like something flapping or air coming out of a tiny hole. My engine fails and I steer to the side. I check for holes, nothing, but that smell... I restart engine and the rattling keeps going. I was scared and didn't drive anymore.
What the hell can be my problem ?
Last edited by TiredOfCosts; 28-01-15 at 15:18.