Hi all, well its about time i introduce myself
Im Jona a Geordie from Cramlington Northumberland so hope to get to know some more local members and pick their brains.
Been into Alfa's since the AlfaSud days when i was a teenager cruzing Whitley bay (happy days).
I have just bought my second Alfa a 159 1.9jtdm 16v S-wagon Lusso which has already broke my heart in the first week of ownership. The EGR valve casing has actually sheered off, and the brass insert stopper got sucked it into my inlet!
since my car is now on 108k miles its out of warrenty
so changing it myself.
is this why they put these EGR thingys on the top to make it easier to change?
Really was hoping the reliabilty was better. Cant afford big bills with just having bought it.
I am a diesel engine virgin and i'm struggling to find my way around this engine
more familiar with my 156 2.0 Veloce and Fiat coupe 20V Turbo petrol Engines.
I'm handy with Electrics and Electronics being a Electronic Enginneer which is just as well
Being an alfa and Fiat owner for the last 7 years I have had to do everything myself as every so called mechanic that touches my cars leaves a trail of disaster.
So sick i have lovely new car and now everyone at work is asking where it is!!!
scared to tell them it has a fault already.. can hear them now.