Hello to all...
So i've got my first Alfa, I always liked the styling and heard about good performance and i have to say I love my '02 156 2.4 JTD Sportswagon in the metallic blue.
Had a couple of "issues" with it since i bought it about 3 months ago (the arnold clark service manager where i bought it is great, but the rest of the people that work there have absolutely no understanding of customer service).
Issue 1: rear electric windows have stopped working - checking that out this weekend
Issue 2: i was on a 600 mile round trip last month and 60 miles into it, the engine cut out at ermmm about 70mph
outside lane of the M6. After an AA roadside help, about 6 more break downs exactly the same problem for another 200 miles ( I didn't have a choice but to keep going ) I eventually got to my hotel. Got it into the local alfa dealership the next day to find that it was the RPM sensor, which of course is not covered on the dealerships warranty
Anyway it's fine now.
Issue 3: Unreliable remote. This is how i came across this forum, i was looking for what i could do about this. My problem doesn't exactly match that of the posts but i will again investigate this weekend.
Anyway, bought this car as fingers crossed i will need an estate later this year for a family, and i didn't want to give up on having a nice bit sporty car. I use it for work commuting and about twice a month a trip usually between 500-1000 miles around. So i wanted something comfy and with a bit of power.
Next steps... been looking at angel performance tuning
, not sure the wife will go for it though LOL and have to keep an eye on insurance premiums of course!
Anyone got experience of tweaking their 2.4's I'd love your feedback!!
thanks for a great source of info guys.