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  1. 159 2.0 jtdm asr/vdc/hill holder high idle no throttle response

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, First happened last week, car was stationary but idling, suddenly asr/vdc/hill holder pops up on dash and engine started idling at 1200+ rpm, when depressing the throttle pedal it would not rev, switched off and on again its starts but immediatley stalls and the fault persists but the...
  2. rough idle question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello All. Just got my car back from shop after changing timing belt and removing variator belt/free flow exhaust/among a few other things. I was pretty confident with the gent working on my car for he has built/raced t.s. engines for many many years. Question is will removing the balance...
  3. Manifold Vacuum at idle - Can anyone do a scan tool or vac gauge test?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, Does anyone know the specs in Hg or PSI at the MAP sensor for this please? If anyone has the ability to test theirs i would be grateful - i believe im pulling low vacuum at idle but i dont know the baseline for the multi air If anyone can test that would be good Either: Vacuum guage...
  4. Spider TS rough idle when starting warm

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all My 1999 Spider 1.8 TS has a rough idle when starting warm. It starts ok when cold taking aprox 1 minute to reach the ideal rpm and then runs smooth. Only if I stop the car and turn it on again 5 or 10 minutes later it starts floating through the revs and drops to nearly stall. This...
  5. 159 2.0 jtdm erratic idle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As title. Steady when cold and fully warm but erratic when in between. Say when it's been off for maybe a couple of hours only. It doesn't stall but drops quite low before picking back up. Then driving off all is fine. In the old days I would have been looking at idle control valve but who...
  6. Stumbling idle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dear All, A request for ideas, if I may. Have used the search function but nothing comes up. My 2011 2.0JTDM 159SW has recently developed an idling issue. Once warmed up, the idle still sits at 750RPM but it stumbles, every second or so. Doesn't happen when cold, only warm/hot. Perfect...
  7. 2.2jts rough idle and slight hesitation when cold

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I need advice. My 2.2jts sometimes when I try to start it when the engine is still cold has a rough idle(like it changes to everything between 2000-800, it goes up and down and up and down...) plus sometimes it does not want to start for the first try only for the second. When the car does this...
  8. 2.4 JTDM poor idle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just went to see a 159 2.4 JTDM with a view to buy it. All looked good low miles(that's a novelty) service history nice and clean. Then when I start it, it immediately stops again. Restart her and she runs a little for a lumpy for a while. She drove beautifully pulled well and started with no...
  9. 1997 Gtv Idle Speed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Does anyone out there know how to adjust the idle speed (tickover) on a 1997 GTV twinsaprk mine is idling at 1500 which is too high, i can't find where to tweek the tickover down like you can on most cars.:rant:
  10. v6 idle prob

    Alfa 155
    i have just changed the zorst on the v6 and filled her back up with petrol, at first she would idle at 600rpm then when she got hot started running at 1500/2000rpm, dont think its lambda, possible ICV??
  11. New battery and now she won't idle?!?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    1996 GTV 2l TS. Poor girl was left standing and battery died and wouldn't take a charge. She's start fine but won't idle at start up and every time I stop the idle is a lottery! Will she stall out or won't she? Also radio power now turning on and off constantly?!? HELP!!
  12. Suddenly wont idle

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    just popped to the shops, get back in the car (1997 2.0ts gtv) starts perfect but just dies instantly, normally idles perfect at approx 700rpm the car drives just fine until i come to junction or lights then dies, dosnt hesitate or hunt just dies. at home now, wouldnt you know she idles as...
  13. idle problem update very informative

    Alfa 155
    well I found it Very Happy I don't know much about the TS spark plugs system but I learned something very important today and fixed the idle issue which many seem to be having, I changed the MAF and all the other things you guys did but it never occurred to me the fact it has 8 spark plugs...
  14. Tapping noise when engine is idle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A few weeks ago I had my alfa 156 in for service. They changed lots of things and it ended up costing $4600. On the way back from the service I noticed a tapping sound from the engine when idle. Later on a warning came up (Engine control error, or something like that). I took it back to the...
  15. Eratic Revs @ Idle

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Got the air flow meter changed 4 or 5 months back and it seemed to help my eratic revs issue at idel if not completely solve it but this past week it has been very erratic whilst in idle or when slowing down comming to traffic lights and I put the gear stick to neutral. Any ideas?
  16. Engine Speed at Idle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anyone give me advise, at idle my engine surges above it's minimum rpm and continues to do so. any ideas:confused:
  17. idle dipping

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i got a alfa 156 2.0 ts . has any one got any idia why wen stoping at speed. my engine rev dip below normal than reset to normal.
  18. Think Ive Sorted Idle Problems

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Dont know if anybody has tried this, ive a 2.0ti and its got a plastic cover so dont know if the other type is the same layout, Anyway ive been on my car for a few hours trying sort out the idle problems but as ive cleaned everything i could think of i thought about all the pipes, to my...
  19. Buzzing rattle noise at idle and steamy exhaust ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi there, Just wondering if my short Alfa ownership is just entering nightmare mode. No probs noticed until yesterday... On start up all is noises and exhaust clean as a whistle. However after a few mins when warmed up there is what I can describe as a buzzing rattle at idle. This...
  20. Stalling while on idle & loss of power

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Afternoon chaps - well after the difficult adventure of the Alarm issue of which i'm still recovering from after open wallet surgery. The new thing that is now happening is that - when i turn the car on the automatic choke come on to which is normal and runs the engine at 2000 rpm. All fine with...