Alfa Romeo 166 2 litre petrol model 2001-Lacking power in all gears
2 litre petrol model Alfa Romeo 166 - 2001
Lack of power in all gears
o Engine sounds good while ticking over in neutral and while driving at low speed in each gear for instance, at 30mph in fourth gear. When driving, engine feels like it is working very hard in each gear to achieve very modest speeds. There is no surge of power in any gear and speed builds up very gradually to the extent that you would be wary of trying to pass out slow moving vehicles, particularly on motorways. Would problems with timing belt be a consideration? I have had the car checked on a diagnosis machine in Alfa garage but they found nothing. The mileage on the car is less than 50,OOO. Had clutch replaced two months ago and while undergoing this repair, mechanics found that one of the "wheels" on which the timer belt rotates, had come loose! This was repaired too, but poor performance continued as outlined above, before and after repairs. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.