Clunk Free again!!
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United Kingdom
156 2.4 JTD - Thought it was dead!!
For a few weeks now when I have been accelerating and the revs have gone above 2500, the engine management light has been coming on with a loss of power! It has always gone straight off and all was well. The handbook mentions that if it only comes on momentarily, no problems!
On Thursday, going up the Tyrebagger, [hill on a dual carriageway, for non locals] the same thing happened except when I looked in the mirror, I had produced a very black cloud!! The car coughed and spluttered, kinda cleared and I limped home. The car was not running well and was very stuttery!
On Friday morning, I tried to reverse it out of the garage but it would not rev at all and just kept stalling! There were more lights and warnings on the display than I could ever imagine!! Engine Management, ABS fault warning and finally one which said something about switching off the engine immediately and going to a dealer!
I thought that it may be a turbo or the intercooler pipe with luck!!
Phoned Kirkhill, spoke to Craig the 'Alfa' man, who happened to answer the phone, told him the above and he thought the same - he did say to check the oil level and if it was OK, the turbo 'may' be OK too! Running out to the car, I dipped the oil and all was well there!!
I trailered the car out late friday pm to Kirkhill.......... They were closed the weekend but got a call from the owner John, on Tuesday to advise that my car was sorted!
Turned out the EGR valve was stuck!! It was cleaned out and the car is running sweet again!
Bottom line is, I am very pleased with the service at Kirkhill - all the staff are very friendly and the service is very good - I would recommend them!