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  1. Idle Speed Actuator for sale?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, It seems the idle hunting issue I reported earlier hasn't really been resolved, and I might be in need of a new idle speed actuator. The scary thing is that they're not made any more! Does anybody have a spare they're looking to sell, or can point me at a resource that has? Thanks!
  2. Idle Hunting - but only when slowing down in traffic!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I’ve got an interesting one this evening. I’ve noticed the GTV (2.0 TS) starts idle hunting when I’ve got the clutch depressed and I’m coming to a stop, but then idles just fine when actually at a complete stop. Any idea what this problem could be? I’ve recently replaced the RPM sensor...
  3. 96 GTV V6TB idle issue

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, after changing my cambelt i had a lot of issues with my engine. I managed to sort out most of them and now my engine starts and runs, BUT idles really funny. When cold, it starts normal, but the idle is crazy. It revs all the way to 3k rpm, then drops to under 500 rpm (sometimes...
  4. idle rpms?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all, I own an 1.9 jts and today my beauty seems like she does not hold a stable idle rpms... it does from around 900 to 1200 rpms for a few seconds, around 10 20 secs and then back to 900 rpms again.... So any idea what is wrong with it ..... and wht would be the normal rpms for my...
  5. Alfa 155 with later engine hunting idle problem

    Alfa 155
    Hi I've got a 1998 alfa 155 2.0 16v. I think its the later engine that was taken through to the 156 and GTV. After the car is warm, at rest the revs rise from 1000 to 200 and back constantly. Also when I take my foot off the accelerator the car slows gradually but sometimes jolts slower still as...
  6. 159 2.0 JTDM idle consumption

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dear All! I've noticed, the initial consumption of my car won't get below 2.0 liters/100 km. I haven't checked the OBD reading so far but during engine breaking, the consumption should be 0 liters, because there is no fuel injected into the engine. I'm wondering what is the case behind this...
  7. MA TCT 170 - Hunting idle when climate control off and a strange whistling sound

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I am quite new to the forums, but I'm hoping to get some advice from other Giulietta owners. I bought my G TCT QV Line 170 MA in September last year and my partner and I absolutely love the car, but it has recently developed some niggling issues, and one of them making the car annoying...
  8. Help - battery icon & rough idle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all. I'm hoping somebody can help. I took the brera (2.2) out of the garage for the first time in about 2 weeks and after 3 or 4 miles of driving, the battery icon started blinking on and off. I kept on driving, parked up at work and hoped it would just clear itself. The car started fine 8...
  9. GT JTS - idle control valve P0505

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So this fault code appeared yesterday, cleared the fault via MES, havent appeared again as of yet. I am led to believe there isnt such valve on the newer fly-by-wire types of throttle control. The valve is part of the throttle body here (?). So the only option for me is to try to carb cleaner...
  10. Diesel Engines: Should I idle at the start/end of a journey?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone, I was visiting family at Christmas and the subject of my (new to me) Alfa 159 TI 2.4 JTDM came up and my step dad mentioned "whatever you do, alway leave it idling for a minute or two after you start it and just before you switch it off" so I humoured the old man and have been...
  11. Injector rates, bad idle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi my 1.9 jtdm black line runs a but rough on idle and around 1500rpm I'm suspecting one of the injector is faulty I have a computer on it and the injector rates ale all over the place dose any one have any info on what it should be so I can reference it to my readings and any other fault's that...
  12. Strange Noise at IDLE

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello folks ! i have a noise that curse me since i bought the car (used, 2 month ago). Is evident at idle, ant just under 1600rpm... While cruising i can't hear it precisely. take a listen here : [headphone suggested]. is the recording of...
  13. Alfa 156 JTS wont fuel trim at idle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi! A 156 JTS has had its engline worked on (and thus had its battery etc. disconnected) has lost its ability to fuel trim depending on the lambda reading at idle. It trims fuel efficiently at +1200RPM and there are no fault codes either on the dash, or stored in the ECU. Obviously the...
  14. 156 jtd vibrations at idle and around 1200-2000 rpm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys. I have a 2000 alfa 156 sportwagon 1.9 jtd 77 kw and 8v. About 1 year ago i noticed some vibration on idle around 1200-2000 rpm when i give it a little throttle. The vibrations are there and when I'm driving but they are not so noticeable when driving, maybe little at 2000rpm. Also...
  15. Alfa Giulietta LOW IDLE RPM! [PLEASE HELP]

    Alfa Giulietta
    Greetings, I drive an Alfa Giulietta 1.4 turbo (2015 model) and i am struggling to locate the idle RPM adjustment valve, i am not completely sure where to start looking for this screw that allows users to adjust the RPM speed. Can anyone please point me in the right direction ? Thank you!
  16. GTV6 - Stoles when on idle, rich mixture.

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Just need to fix this quickly to pass a test and will rebuild the entire car. Would you please point me to the right direction? Changed the fuel filter and cleaned the horrible aftermarket cotton air filter (will get the original soon). I can start the engine but it cuts off immediately. Not...
  17. GT 3.2 V6 rough idle

    Alfa GTA
    Hi Guys, I recently bought top condition, first owner GT 3.2, with 130 000 kilometers on the clock. The car has just been in for a complete premium service with one of the best Alfa specialists where I live. One thing I noticed when I bought it and drove it for a day before taking it in for...
  18. Flickering lights at idle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys! My 2005 GT JTD with 95000 km on the clock developed an issue, whereas it's lights (interior and exterior as well, I have some LEDs installed it's more visible in them than in the halogen bulbs) are flickering while the car is idling. If the engine is not running or is at a higher RPM...
  19. 147 TS 1.6 - Rough Idle cold / hot / irregular

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello forum and thanks for having me on this forum. I've read a looot and learned many new things here for the past week or so. I am back to the Italian brand , this time an Alfa 147 TS 1.6 that someone had forgot about for the past 5 years. (owned a Fiat Coupe 20VT some 15 years ago). Car has...
  20. Idle mixture screws

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I know it's been covered a lot of times but I'm re hashing the old question about idle mixtures sorry to bring it up again but just interested in how many turns from closed are your screws at, I've just finished redoing the carburettor mounts on my 2 litre gtv and going through the adjustment of...