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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My remapped (up to 210bhp from 170) 147 Ducati Corse just scraped its way through its first MOT since the new lower emission limit. The tester said that I'll probably be lucky to get it though another test the way it is. Is this likely to be mainly due to the remap, or could it be something...
  2. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    hello what is the difference between weber emission carburetor (newer type) vs the old types? I know the new ones got Venturi balance adjustment screw and some other jets and emulsion tubes but is that it? can i rebuild a newer type and use the parts from a older one? like jets and emulsion...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I have 56 plate 2.2jts 159 and I have noticed it has been a bit down on power. Nothing too noticeable and all the gauges and fluid levels are reading as they should. I thought maybe the exhaust had come loose somewhere so when it went in for the MOT I asked them to take a look. They couldn't see...
  4. South Africa
    Trying to defeat the EPAs emission test, they got caught and what a mess it has turned out to be. Volkswagen scandal: US chief says carmaker 'totally screwed up' | Business | The Guardian
  5. Alfa Giulietta
    The FL diesel Giuliettas have the euro 5+ specification. Does that means they are euro 6 compliant? From wikipedia: "In 2014 range all available engines complies with the 'Euro 5 +' (Euro 6 ready) emission standard." Alfa Romeo Giulietta (940) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia What does...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 v6 failed the Swedish equivalent of MOT a couple of weeks back. This is driving me nuts... CO 0.7 (0.5 max) - fail CO2500 0.9 (0.3 max) - fail (fast idle) HC 212 (100 max) - fail lambda 1.03 (0.97 to 1.03) - pass I have replaced this far: 1) The thermostat (was stuck) 2) cat (I had...
  7. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Morning The engine emission light is showing on my TS. I suspect a lamba sensor problem, and have read to 'how to' on checking them. My question is, once the correct sensor is fixed, will the light go out when the car is restarted, or do I need to reset the light using a computer ? Thanks Wayne
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    Apparently the new electric small hatch from the blue propellor accelerates 0-62 faster than the M3! :wow: It won't do that for long, one suspects, with the effect of a heavy foot on battery life but the 650cc motorcycle engine extends range "up to 186 miles" before more fuel or recharging is...
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    Just taken delivery of a demo at work for two weeks because we've put in chargers. It's quite a pretty little thing. Fully electric for those not aware of the car. Relatively cheap costing mid-teen £k's and you lease the batteries for a modest monthly fee so there's no renewal, disposal or...
  10. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    My v6 top end rebuild is now complete :) Just the hurdle of getting an MOT. I replaced both head gaskets (ful gasket kit so manifold etc gaskets also), valve stem oil seals and both the '1st stage' lambda sensors , front and rear (bosch, exactly as original). MOT test today, passed on all...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Guys, The car according to MOT has a lot of emissions. When I start up the engine and go at the back of the car where the exhaust are, I smell petrol....The emissions are high. I use an injector cleaner now. The tank is still half way full. What shall i do about this? Shall I wait for the...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, Hoping some of you experienced/learned people out there can share some experience and intel on the following issues with my 2003 156 2.0 JTS. The car has had little use in the last year whilst I've done a few jobs on it - sorted an alarm snag and fitted a new radiator amongst others. I'm...
  13. ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi, After i do the update 5.5 to a 159 jtdm sportwagon and finished well, i can see the emission of the Bluetooth, doesn't appear on the phone's. Does anyone have a solution for this? Tks Marco
  14. Alfa 155
    I have a problem with the emissions part of the MOT. The mix is too Rich, what causes too much fuel to be in the system? He thinks changing the Lambda device well cure it?
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was wondering if anyone out there could help with the problem i have with my 1999 156 emissions. will give you a bullet point of the events that led to it's failure 1st test,was failing emissions so mechanic run car hot for 20 mins,overheated needed new rad so had it fitted,had it fully...
  16. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all I am buying a 08 alfa 159 lusso and in ireland yearly road tax is now based on emissions and not engine size like before. Am i right in thinking the CO2 emissions-gram per KM on this car is 150g/km? Thanks in advance!
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone tried these for a replacement MAF? Emission Controls.co.uk Also has anyone tried repacing just the sensor rather than the whole unit? I shan't be buying dodgy ones of ebay and want the genuine BOSCH ones but am keen not to be ripped off! Cheers
  18. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Anyone ever checked, or changed the charcoal filter (Gasoline vapour filter) on the S4 spider? Apparently it is under the right front wing, behind the plastic wheel arch guard. It might look like this, but I am not sure, this is made by Savara. Any ideas?
  19. Alfa 155
    My 155 2.0 8v 1995 failed emission test again Idle fast CO 1.1% 0% HC 210 70 ppm CO2 14.4% 14.9% O2 0.2% 0.2% I changed the lambda last year when CO and HC were horrible. They sank to about zero CO and 20 ppm HC. Whats changed is that I drive mostly just...
  20. Alfa 155
    hoy, you do not know someone, if 155 2.o TS 8V(104kW) meet the Euro1 or Euro2 emission standard? i looking for some veteran ( ;) ) but something with us here tighten conditions:rolleyes: thanx m.
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