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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am wondering if anyon with the 2.0 jts engines has experienced engine noise. The car sat for some time before i aquired it and although the engine was at yhe correct level i found it noisy. I have changed the oil and filter for mobile 1 10w60 synthetic and put 4k on it and its a lot smoother...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Following on from my earlier thread of 3 weeks ago re fuel pressure problems on my 2.2 Brera S: The injectors were tested and refurbished and also the HP pump was replaced, and not only is it now running but seems to be running better! The company that tested the injectors made a note " All...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I read a post on here about someone who had used a ceramic additive in their M32 gearbox? I was looking at some stuff on ebay and wondered if that was what they had used?
  4. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi All, Just curious really, what do you all think about using diesel additives vs using premium fuel or using both or is that likely to be counterproductive? Cheers
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I've been using Rhino for about 2 years now and definitely see the usual benefits in my 2.4 - quieter idle, slightly improved MPG and less smoke. However a mate uses some Hydra Cetane Booster which is about a third of the price and says it does the same. He has an ageing BMW 330d. Is there...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    hi guys and girls, complete JTDm and Alfa n00b here. I'm taking receipt of an 07 159 2.4JTDm this weekend (all being well), shes just had cambelt and WP work done, and the dealer informs me that the head has been off for a decoke... how true this is i dont know, i have no reason to doubt what...
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    Do you use fuel additives or oil additives? If so, what do you use? If not, why not? Have you tried them and didn't see a benefit or do you just consider them snake oil? If you saw any benefit which ones do you recomend ? Thank you in advance..
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Does anyone use oil additives in the 2.2JTS ? I never have in the past but I was wondering about something like Slick 50 as most of my driving is short distance stop/ start town driving. I was reading the box at Halfords today and it sounds good stuff. Any thoughts ?
  9. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Having just purchased a 159 jtdm I'd like for my own piece of mind to run it cleaner before it gets serviced in May. As I'm surrounded by them, I'm using standard BP diesel. So, is it worth me trying BP Ultimate, or should I run through some Injector & DPF cleaner through a tank of fuel, or...
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi there Hope all is well with you and yours ? Can you help please and advise your experience ,asap ? Thinking of buying this --------------- Bardahl Common Rail Diesel Injector Cleaner . Not sure whether to use Comma Diesel Magic ------------------- or even Redex injector cleaner or Wynns ...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi there Hope all is well with you and yours ? Can you help please and advise your experience ,asap ? Thinking of buying this Bardahl Common Rail Diesel Injector Cleaner . but not sure whether to use Comma Diesel Magic or even Redex injector cleaner or Wynns ? This is to try and help I think...
  12. General Motoring Discussion
    Enlightening view from the chap who runs Oilem on the big brands' economics of producing engine oil & where small company additives fit into the picture: Oilem Forums - Oil & Manufacturing – Conspiracy? No, it’s Basic Economics
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As title, my is sounding louder then usual. Still runs fine and gives good mpg. Wondered if these would help?
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Does anyone have any idea if any fuel additives for a petrol actually make any difference? I only fill up at Shell (regular unleaded) but I'm thinking about either regularly forking out for the V-power or using a fuel additive. Per tank the V-power would cost me more, but by all accounts...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I know this has been debated much in the past, but I have been using Millers Eco Max as a Cetane booster for the last 2 years, and I am happy with the way the engine runs. That said, I always like to look around and make sure I am using the best products I can be and today I found this stuff...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Recently my alfa got all known issues sorted and now only one question in my mind left - can any fuel additives clean the egr valve / injectors / dpf for real? Or only theoretically? Have anyone used and saw the difference? I was reading some threads few months ago, that v-power is better...
  17. General Motoring Discussion
    I've recently done a brim to brim check on BP ULTIMATE DIESEL against standard diesel , well back in October anyway . The difference turned out to be nothing noticed in performance but a slight rise in mpg of 1.5mpg . This was at the cost of an extra 7p per litre . Cetane claimed of 55. I'm...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2.0 ts with a noisy pinion bearing.It's been whirring away for 7kmls or so,the noise has never got any worse.The gear change is starting to get a little notchy though.Worried about changing the gearbox oil in case it makes it worse,but I'm wondering if any of those additives combined...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Howdy. Have a 2.0 Gt jts with 56k miles on. Looking to run some fuel additives through it and can't decide between forte, bg44k, millers, wurth or redex advanced. I have used bg44k and redex advanced on a previous Alfa ts engine and had a positive response, its just that the jts is a slightly...
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