Alfa Romeo Forum banner


  1. Strange noise from engine bay [2.0 JTDm]

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I'm Elod from Hungary and I need some help with my Giulietta My Giulietta makes some strange noises coming from the engine bay. I can hear it only at idle and low RPMs. It is a whining (bearing??) noise maybe. After I start it up it whines. If I turn on my seat heating, or turn on my...
  2. HP Diesel Pumps

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hey all, Has anyone tinkered about with a HP diesel pump before? I'm based in a ChemEng research lab at the moment, finding that we need a pump capable of delivering high-pressure (~200 bar) at a low-ish flow rate (~10 mL / min), of a solution of smashed up plant bits (d < 1.4mm) in water...
  3. Strasbourg bans Diesel

    General Motoring Discussion
    “Diesel in Strasbourg is almost over. The city council, meeting Monday, validated a schedule of progressive and permanent bans of the most polluting vehicles. Clearly, no diesel engine will be allowed to snore in the Alsatian capital from January 1, 2025” (Google translated)
  4. 1.6 diesel power steering issue

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, My daughters 2010 1.6 diesel has developed the dreaded power steering failure! at the moment it resets if it is turned off and then back on, I recently bought her the car from a garage where it had sat around for a good six months. my first thought is the battery, just had a look and it...
  5. Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 Twinspark horrible diesel sound

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys. 2 days ago I bought this horrid Alfa Romeo 147 for pennies as it's seen better days. I bought it for the same amount it's worth in scrap, don't mind spending money on it to make it nice. So when I initially inspected the car the car sounded like a diesel. I suspected it was a bad...
  6. 159 - diesel skipping a beat just after gear change

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey Everyone, So, just got myself another Alfa 159. Now , firstly I brought off some bloke on shpock ( my mistake I know !!! ) Usually, only ever buy Alfa’s from fellow Alfa heads but hey what’s done is done !!! In my test drive everything was sweet, few minors , nothing I can’t...
  7. Diesel power chips not remaps

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Has anyone tried the power chips do they work at all and their stated benefits such as acceleration and torque?
  8. Brera 210 PS 2.4 DIESEL

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone know where I can get new cambelt fitted in York area? Woodcock in Willerby and Alfa Tec in Huddersfield have been recommended but both unavailable at the moment
  9. Thermostat - Diesel

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Can anyone help work out what I need to change the thermostat? Ebay seems to only want to sell me the whole housing rather than just a thermostat on its own. ta.
  10. 1.9 or 2.0 diesel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All I've had 3 159's in the past: 2006 2.4 diesel (had for 4 years) 2009 1.9 diesel (rejected after 2 days) 2010 1750 tbi ti (had for 6 months but wanted an SRT8) Now looking to go back to a 159 after the sale of my 300C SRT8 - I currently use a 1.4 Mito which was my run about car (120 so...
  11. Giulia 2.2 Diesel New Brake Pads and Discs - Expensive!

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi, I have gone past 40k miles on my 17 plate Giulia 2.2 Diesel and my rear brake pads/discs are worn, and the fronts at 15%. I have been advised to replace everything, front and back. Do I need to use genuine parts to avoid invalidating the warranty? Dealers have quoted me £950 inc VAT...
  12. 2.0 Diesel - hard start & EGR errors

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I'm working on a 2010 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi, I know it's not an Alfa but I'm on this forum anyway and it's pretty much the same engine as the 2.0 JTDM, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. The VX forums are very quiet unfortunately. I bought the car for a £500 with a snapped...
  13. Turbo problem 159 2.4 ti diesel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Car just been serviced and had a carbon clean done, since got the car back from a Alfa specialist in North London, everytime I put my foot down the turbo kicks in then lags for about 2 seconds then kicks in again, also I have a horrible covering of oil/ grease on the back of the car, there is an...
  14. CAM BELT SNAP brera 2.4 diesel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    cam belt snapped on m1 slip road (very embarassing 1 mile tailback) heard it flapping and then go 5 secs later when i pulled off to try and get to the side of the road ive dropped it at mechanics said hes busy for a week or two so ive left it with him what are forums thoughts 1. obviously...
  15. 1.6 JTDM2 Diesel Fuel Filter

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, The Giulietta is in for it's timing belt service and, because we're not far off of 120,000km, I asked for the fuel filter to be done too. I bought the UFI diesel filter from Alfa Workshop but, according to the mechanic who is currently under the car, I've bought the wrong filter. He...
  16. Possibly returning to Alfa ownership - need buying advice

    Alfa Giulietta
    Evening all, I used to own a 159 2.0 JTDM Ti that I loved and spent many a penny maintaining but ultimately it had to go for something much bigger sadly. Well... I recently found my old car, that I traded in against a new X-Trail (surprisingly good load carrier), minus the front end as some...
  17. 2.0 Diesel - snapped cambelt now won't start

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I'm working on a 2010 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi, I know it's not an Alfa but I'm on this forum anyway and it's mostly the same engine as the 2.0 JTDM, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. I bought the car for a £500 with a snapped cambelt. The car is on 140k miles. I've removed the...
  18. Turbo alfa gt 1.9 diesel

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What turbo can I get that's better than the one I have now(origanal) but I dont need do additional work so it will just bolt right on, from advice from last feed I'm changing both hoses anyways (solve smoke issue)but i think while im getting someone do that might aswell get a better or bigger...
  19. A strange noise when engine running at about 1.5-1.9k rpm. 1.9 jtdm automatic

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I have experienced a strange noise. It only appears when engine is running at about 1500-1900 rpm and even then its not always there, comes and goes. It kinda fades in and fades out. When this noise is annoying me, i step on the gas, car downshifts, rpm goes higher and the noise is gone...
  20. Proud owner of a spider (keeping)need brera diesel

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi yes I'm a newbie, I have a spider which I use at weekends (when the weather is good) but want (I think) a Brera diesel for work anyone have one for sale around cheshire/staffs area?