New here, and full disclosure from the start: I have a a Saab, not an Alfa. But I read that the engines are basically the same, and I couldn't find an Irish Saab forum, so here goes:
It has the 1.9 TID engine (150 bhp) and it looks like the DPF is giving trouble. I'm getting a "limited performance" message on the dash and the acceleration seems restricted. It will go up to 60/70 mph, but very slowly, so it's not a "limp home" mode.
Has anyone here had a similar issue with their engine, and if so, what options have I for solutions? A full replacement is gonna be big bucks, so what can I do to keep the cost down?
Anyone know of how successful removal of DPF and re-mapping is in the long run? Any issues with NCT emissions testing?
Anyone know of an indie garage in the Galway area that I should speak to before taking the nuclear option of going to the main dealer in limerick?