I want a Giulia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
White Smoke when idling
This particular tale of woe started with the "Have Engine Checked" message. My 2.4 159 JTDM was dropping into limp mode and intermittently just cutting out. I arranged to take it to a specialist to be looked at and had to be recovered by the AA on the way.
The AA took it to the specialist and a couple of days later I had the car back with a refurbished fuel injector and a DPF removal / remap.
The car was performing well but once warm, was emitting a lot of acrid white smoke from the exhausts but only when idle (at least only noticeable when idle). Pretty embarrassing when sat in traffic and pretty nasty breathing it when driving.
I took the car back to the specialist who kept the car for a week and refurbished the remaining injectors and did an oil and filter change.
From the original issue with the limp mode and cut-outs, to today's smoky situation, I've spent c£1200 and still have the problem with the white stinky smoke.
The car itself though is running well apart from this issue.
Does anyone have any idea what this issue could be? It's driving me mad and I'm feeling somewhat ripped off given the spend.