I'm new here and I of course have a techie question as my first post. I know some people don't like that so I hope a friendly member will help me out with some advice.
My problem is with a rather special LHD Alfa 33 with 140km on the clock and that has developed a problem with power.....in other words it's lost lots of it. This car is special because it was made for the Italian Police but never actually made it as a Police car.
It was sold off privately along with a few dozen others in around 1994/5. It's registered on an L plate. The other difference with this model is the engine. It's a slightly smaller than usual. I "think" it's 1275cc.
Anyway, the problem is a lack of power. Now this could be down to a million different things but maybe there is a common fault on 33s? One diagnosis was that it's running on only 3 pots and/or one of the valves is damaged/leaky. Personally I thought it was more to do with an air leak, blockage, MAF sensor type thing. As you can tell I'm no mechanic.
Someone put it on a diagnostic machine and said there are no faults so the ECU can be ruled out I guess. Just running around on the flat it seems fine but going up hill it really does struggle.
Can anyone suggest another possible cause or something to try in order to narrow it down a bit. This car I sold to my brother-in-law about 6 years ago and it's been running fine. I'm very impressed with that because it works as a daily driver with little attention laid upon it.
Thanks in advance for any advice.