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Various questions about 2.0 TS GTV

Hi group,

Hope to get a few answers to some issues I have with my 2001 2.0TS GTV.

1) Mine has had a cambelt change, but appears to me to be sluggish at low revs. Not being able to compare it to prior performance, but to my previous fun car Toyota MR2 Mk1. Okay at speed, but milk floats p**s all over me at the traffic light Grand Prix. My mechanic reckons that it takes a specialist to set them up right? Is this rubbish?

2) Drivers window won't adjust to shut properly with the "drop down" bit. Mechanic reckons that the regulator needs replacing. Any views?

3) Does anyone know of a good, reputable alfa specialist near Reading in Berks?

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Should the Gtv's windows drop when the door's opened, or is that just on the Spider? Cos mine, umm, don't...
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Yeah they do. My passenger side is fine, but fribers is just not right. Good luck sorting yours!!!!!!!!!!!
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It's quite normal for TS cars to feel a bit sluggish until 3000rpm, nut if it feels especially bad it may be that the cam timing was not set with the correct locks at the last belt change. If the garage was not a specialist, then there is a good chance that this happened.

IIRC the only GTV's that the windows drop slightly on are the series 3 versions with the big grill and 3.2 V6 or JTS engines.

There are a couple of specialists near reading, Auto integrale, and a bit further away are Black and White garage in Cold Ash (near hermitage)

Or there is Palmer philips in Horspath Road ind estate Oxford.

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Re: Various questions about 2.0 TS GTV

Hi and welcome.

1. There are a variety of things that could cause performance issues - I would think the cambelt is not at the top of the list. As long as someone who knew what they were doing and had the right tools did the belt there should be no problem relating to this. The TS is not super fast from idle revs but should pull swiftly away with a few revs in 1st. By far the most likely culprit for poor performance is the MAF sensor. Do a seach on these forums and see if your problem matches up. If you unplug the MAF and go for a drive and the problem is less obvious that is your most likely culprit. Next is the AFR or lambda sensor.

2. Again a search may help you but I don't have the drop down on my car so don't know. Think this was phased in to GTVs between 2000 and 2001 so some have it some don't. This is most likely the reason yours do not do it amancalledrob - what year do you own?

3. You will have to get some local advice on that one! I guess AutoLusso are not a million miles away (maybe an hour) but there may well be someone closer.

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1) The TS engine 'ain't all that' (little bit of yoof dialect for you) at low revs and really needs driving between 4000 and red line to get the most fun out of it. A problem MAF usually shows as a flat spot higher up the rev band rather than at low revs but I wouldn't rule it out. Try unplugging the MAF to see if the symptoms change.

If you want to know for sure whether your car is underpowered, see if there is a friendly forum owner with a twinny near you and go for a drive with them to see if there is a difference.

2) If your's is a twinny you don't have the automatic drop windows (as Symon said). The windows do shift in their mounting resulting in gaps between glass and seal... see How To... Fix Wind Noise Issues on GTV/Spiders

3) There is a recommended garages sticky thread on the general Alfa discussions board.

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As above really, the 2.0TS GTV is 'alright' up until about 50MPH or so, but it's after that where it starts to get alot better. On the motorway especially,

My windows don't drop down at all, in fact once I'm in the car I have to drop the window a bit then stick it back up again otherwise I'll get wind noise. Sadly I believe that's a case of 'They all do that Sir',

Is the car just 'slow' at lower speeds, or does it feel as though there's something wrong with it?

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