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Hello all

Just thought I would introduce myself here, as I am sure I will have many questions coming up in the future.

I have just bought a 159 2.4 JTDm Ti. I really like the car and went for it as an alternative to an Alpina D3, and it was half the price so really happy.

I also have an S15 Nissan Silvia that amongst many other things Ive fitted an RB25 skyline engine.

Its a good job I am into cars and consider myself reasonably practical beucase after two weeks of ownership I have had the following issues.

Lumpy idle on cold start with a little white smoke from time to time - I think thats a dodgy glow plug.

Exhaust smell in the cabin when sat still with heater fan on - I think the manifold gasket or turbo gasket is leaking.

VDC, hill start, car security warning lights all came on - Turned out to be the clutch pedal had not fully return to position and the ecu thought there was a switch error.

Fuel gauge is not great. I live on a hill if I park facing up hill and have low fuel the fuel goes to the back of the tank and does get to the engine. I found this out after spending hours pulling it apart wondering why it won't start.

The media player has stopped letting me cycle through folders and albums on a USB stick, it does let me 'play all songs'.

The two words 'Reliable' and 'Alfa' are going round in my head. Oh yes and the words 'not very' are in there somewhere.

Having said this, its great to drive, it looks fantastics and it has a fairly decent sound system.
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