Alfa 156 2.4 JTD 2004 intermittent loss of turbo at low revs
Hi all. Bought my first Alfa this week. Not really sure yet what model it is. I believe it's a 150bhp 10V based on how fast it is.
I've no pics yet as it need a good spit and polish on the outside.
Bought it for £700 knowing it needed work done. I've since replaced the thermostat, and discs and pads all round. I bought it off my mechanic friend whom was aware of the issues mentioned here, he just didn't have time to sort the problems out and I fell in lve with it after first drive.
I've no Idea if it has been remapped, but it's unbelievable fast. I've been assured it's stock by the guy I bought it off as he said the previous owner was an older guy.
Intermittent loss of turbo at low revs, then returns fiercely at around 3000rpm. Fuel economy is terrible at an average of 30mpg. I know it can do better and I've been driving like Miss Daisy. I've not noticed any smoke.
The air filter housing lid wasn't seated properly, but I've seen to that, however, maybe it's not tight enough? Is it supposed to be fastened flat to the boxed filter housing? seems a very tight fit! Brakes aren't binding at all. I'm about to go out and try to tighten the air box further, and check as many pipes/hoses as I can find. I will eventually get to the EGR too. MAF sensor has been removed and cleaned.
For all intents and purpose, the car dives amazingly well, but poor Avg Fuel and intermittent loss of turbo at low revs. Maybe it happens more at correct temp? I'll need to check this today.