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  1. Electric cars emit more CO2 than diesels..

    General Motoring Discussion
    The Germans have found “Electric vehicles in Germany account for more CO2 emissions than diesel ones, according to a study by German scientists. When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix - in which coal still plays an important role - are taken into...
  2. Super clean diesels in 2 yrs

    General Alfa Discussion
    In this weeks Autocar, and NO I do not buy it but saw the article on the web I have worked on diesels all life and now teach the subject to apprentices so I have been closely watching the work going on at Loughborough university into Nox and reducing it More details have been released and...
  3. Porsche drop all diesels

    General Motoring Discussion
    So it appears that due to market demands, and cough cough the fact that they cant meet emissions targets, Porsche are dropping all diesels from their range. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/porsche-axes-all-diesel-variants-line
  4. If you thought Alfa turbo diesels were problematic

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just to cheer up the endless stream of victims of AR turbodiesel boost issues, who may have thought 'I should have bought a Golf instead'... My son has a 2004 Seat Leon FR 1.9 tdi 150, that shows how VW does it. It's a very nice car in excellent condition. It's the same PD engine as the Mk4...
  5. Do Giulietta Diesels tick when cold?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi folks I've been pondering a replacement for my faithful (but dull) Skoda Octavia for a few months. Looked at a few options but it's hard to get past the looks of the Giulietta. A new one is well outside my price range but I've seen a 1.6 JTDM-2 Lusso at auction with low miles (20k) that...
  6. Rigid Boost Pipe O-Ring (for Diesels)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    i dont know how much of a common issue this is for 2.4 owners... a passing comment from Enzo @ Autocasa made me question if the o-ring seal at the top of the rigid boostpipe actually existed (P/N: 14464581, downstream of the intercooler, at the top on the back of the engine, as pictured, number...
  7. 159 - choice of diesels?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys - I'm in the market for a practical (compared with my GTVV6!) family car and a 159 SW TI ticks all of my style and cost boxes. The 1750 TBi may well be my first choice but they are rare as hens teeth (are there any in the NE?) and at the top end of the budget for now. So a diesel is...
  8. Sub 1k diesels for sale?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, if anyone has a diesel for sale.. please drop me a PM with it's info.. in the market for a cheap runabout. Sub 1k
  9. any 147/156 diesels for sale for under �800

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    any 147/156 diesels for sale for under £800 Sorted now
  10. Real-world MPG - Brera and GT Diesels

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Posting this in both Brera and GT forums, as it's about both... From some of the comments I've seen in here, it sounds like the 2.4 Brera is a whole lot more thirsty than the 1.9 GT, but there's not a massive difference in the quoted figures - 41mpg for the Brera and 45mpg for the GT. Looking...
  11. Real-world MPG - Brera and GT Diesels

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Posting this in both Brera and GT forums, as it's about both... From some of the comments I've seen in here, it sounds like the 2.4 Brera is a whole lot more thirsty than the 1.9 GT, but there's not a massive difference in the quoted figures - 41mpg for the Brera and 45mpg for the GT. Looking...
  12. do you think road tax will increase for diesels now?

    General Motoring Discussion
    after this? Diesel car drivers 'betrayed' as EU cracks down on Britain over air pollution - Telegraph :cheese:
  13. Alfa 147 diesels - buying advice please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I may be looking to expand the 'fleet' to include a 147 5dr diesel. Have owned many Alfas including 164 TS, 164 QV and 166 Super. Currently own a 159 1.9 JTDM and a 75 TS Veloce. Are there the normal Alfa suspension weaknesses and do the diesel models have the dreaded M32 gearbox...
  14. Performance Diesels

    General Motoring Discussion
    Misnomer or a Reality? Why?
  15. Power Loss with Diesels: Guide

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just writing this guide to help people who have any power loss, or feeling of limp mode with their JTDM, most of the issues between the 1.9 and 2.4 seem to have similar causes and solutions. When people suggest you start with the below list, they are not being difficult, but the majority of...
  16. An interesting blog about Diesels and reliability

    General Motoring Discussion
    Just thought I would share. Blog : Modern diesels - longevity vs environment - AROnline
  17. Best Alfa Diesels?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hey everyone. A friend in college is after a diesel, he doesn't like Japanese cars, said they are to bland and have no passion. He likes Alfa because of the passion and loves the interior. So I thought I'd come on here and ask everyone's opinion as I have only drove a Mito Diesel for around...
  18. Can diesels misfire?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Towed the rally car down to Builth Wells and back over the weekend. A couple of times it felt like it was misfiring for a second or two. Couldnt make it do it after it happened. Mainly seemed to happen under acceleration. Any thoughts / suggestions as to what it might be? Car is an 09 Ti with...
  19. Anybody comapred the 159 1.9 and 2.0 diesels?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi all, Have been on here reading for a while, only just starting posts now so hello..... looking for the right 159 sportwagon at the moment. 1.9 and a remap looking favorite choice for best all rounder. Just wondering if its worth stretching budget for the newer 2.0 diesel? as on paper it...
  20. 159 diesels, whats the mpg like?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm looking for a new car, preferably a diesel & something that can take the high mileage I rack up (at a minimum 1500 a month) Currently using my beloved 155 which is getting destroyed by the roads & I wish to take it off the road & treat it better. Looking at a 159 because if I'm going to be...
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