I have just joined this website after recently buying my first Alfa - a 1998 156 2.0TS. It is a great car to drive - has done 67k - CAM belt changed at 52k. I have just had it serviced.
It does however have a couple of problems - nothing too serious i hope. It sounds a bit like a diesel on start-up. Probably needs a new CAM variator - will it do my car any damage or can I wait to my next belt change to get it sorted?
It also has a poor idle - fluctuates from 500 to 1500-2000 when coming to a junction - also has some flat spots when accelerating from cold and below 3000RPM. The injector light is almonst always on too. I have replaced the MAF, cleaned the throttle body and all of the plugs were changed just before I bought the car a month ago. The next thing I am going to do is probably replace the lambda sensor - can anyone tell me how may there are on my car and can I do it myself?
If anyone can offer any suggestions or advice it would be very much appreciated.