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  1. Black smoke/soot from 147 1.9jtd when accelerating hard

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anything to be alarmed by here? When accelerating hard in the car is throwing up a large but quick puff of black smoke (its the 115bhp 8 valve 1.9jtd engine) Thanks in advance:confused:
  2. 156 JTD Smokey especially accelerating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    50k on the clock, and I seem to be getting a lot of smoke, and when accelerating a big puff of black smoke from the exhaust. Convinced my mpg has dropped about 25% too. Common problem? :confused:
  3. Losing power when accelerating

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    :confused: Help! my 3.0 GTV is behaving badly. It starts ok and the idle sounds fine but after a couple of miles it loses power when I try to accelerate. Does anyone know what would cause this? I've plugged in the laptop & no fault codes are registering & no warning lights come on. I can...
  4. droning/vibrartion when accelerating

    General Alfa Discussion
    I thought maybe my mind had been playing tricks, but I am sure now that I am getting some kind of droning/vibration when accelerating. Noticeable when driving sensibly so to speak, and gently accelerating from about 40-50 in higher gears (say 4th up to 6th) It is hard to tell if it is coming...
  5. GT Vibration when accelerating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This has started this evening - i'm getting a vibration from the right side of the engine/suspension when accelerating. This only happens when the car is moving, when i rev the engine stationary there is no vibration at all. Also if i accelerate gently there is non. It happens around 2000rpm...
  6. vibration when accelerating (156 2.4 jtd)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    please help! Car started vibrating when accelerating yesterday. This happens when accelerating between 2000 & 3000 rpm from 50 mph upwards, no noise when ease off and cruise. Looked underneath and everything seems tight - nothing hanging or loose. Any ideas???
  7. accelerating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys I have not been driving my alfa hard for 4 days because it needed repair so I had it repaired so today I tried driving it a little hard and car seemed dead. in gentle acceleration car feels powerful but when I full throttle it there is not much difference but it revs fine but the revs...
  8. Alfa GT shaking when accelerating

    Alfa GTA
    hi all, newb here.. have just bought a "54 plate" Alfa GT 1.9 JTD with 70k on the clock. have it about 2 weeks and today it has start to shake very badly when accelerating. its goes away when I'm slowing down.. first impressions? Engine mount or something else?
  9. Can't hear V6 when accelerating!! help

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    When i give my 2.5 V6 the beans i Can only hear a loud "Phhisshh" sound from under the bonnet. From 4,500 to 7,000 rpm this high pressure air noise is all i can hear. The car is totally standard. What could this be? Air leak? Normal sound of standard car? The engine is pulling like a train and...
  10. 156 accelerator stops accelerating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I'm a new user hoping to reap the benefit of your collective wisdom! I've looked back over the last 20 pages of posts and have confirmed to myself just how little I know about anything mechanical... Can anyone tell me what is likely to be the problem with my 156? The last couple of...
  11. Accelerating at speed car changes direction

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, just got my GTV TS 1997 and it has a tendancy to veer in one direction when I put my foot down on the motorway when already doing 70 or 80, anyone elses do that? what migh cause this?? its not an extreem movement but you can really feel it. I've had it for 300 miles so far and the only...
  12. RPM drop when accelerating

    Alfa 155
    I have had a weird problem on cold engine that seems to be amplifying, the first 2 or 3 minutes after starting, a steady push of the accelerator makes the engine slightly hesitate around 1.5k rpm, then go up to 1.8k rpm, then drop back to 1.5k rpm, and so on... and at every cycle, with what I...
  13. Yellow exclamation mark while accelerating sharply

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Alfa 147 2.0 - yellow exclamation mark (in yellow triangle which in its turn is in yellow circle) starts to blink while accelerating sharply... who knows something about that??? Txs, Edzinsh
  14. Short video with our Alfa accelerating

    Motoring Images I hope you will like the sound
  15. Warning light comes on when accelerating hard in 2nd...

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi there... anyone ever had any problems with the handbrake light coming on under hard acceleration in 2nd gear?! It's only ever 2nd gear this happens in. Incidentally, I have wondered over the past few weeks if I may have a problem with my handbrake sticking - has anyone else experienced...
  16. funny noise when accelerating hard in GT JTD ?

    Alfa GTA
    funny noise when accelerating hard in GT JTD -found ok, your gonna have to bare with me on this one ;) following on from my 'best power from JTD' thread, i was hoofing my GT down the dual carriageway, when i noticed that there was an odd noise coming through the open window. yes it was the...
  17. 97 TS 8v: Hesitation accelerating below 2000 rpm.

    Alfa 155
    I was wondering if I could get some advice as to what is possibly causing the following problem. When accelerating at low rpms the car hesitates and jerks (this below 2000 rpm). Took it to the local Alfa garage and was told its probably the air flow meter. I've been researching this and could...
  18. Why is there a dead spot when accelerating in 1st?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This might be my style or driving or something, but Ive noticed that when pulling away in 1st gear(regardless of how heavy I am with the accelerator) that there is a little dead spot. So the car accelerates, pauses (after 0.5 - 1 sec?) and then continues to accelerate all the way up to the red...
  19. Hand-brake light comes on when accelerating hard.

    Alfa 155
    I've posted this @ too. Subject is pretty self-explanatory. If I accelerate hard from a standing start, while the car is really pulling, the hand-brake light comes on pretty much all the time. It will go off again once the rate of acceleration slows down but should I be worried about...
  20. Hand-brake light comes on when accelerating hard.

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Subject is pretty self-explanatory. If I accelerate hard from a standing start, while the car is really pulling, the hand-brake light comes on pretty much all the time. It will go off again once the rate of acceleration slows down but should I be worried about this, and does it/has it...