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  1. idling & power issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Sorry if this has been discussed already, couldn't find anything on this ongoing issue. Alfa GT Blackline, 57 plate, 55k So, the engine won't idle properly and fluctuates between 900-1100 rpm and then stalls on occasion. I also intermittently get a sudden judder or loss of power...
  2. Cold start and idling issue

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone ? So on first start on any day my 159 1.9 jtdm 2010 with 120k on the clock sometimes has to crank for several seconds, always has a fair bit of white smoke and sounds quite rough for about 10seconds. After that idle fluctuates slightly consistently but only about 30 to 50rpm. Any...
  3. Newly purchased 2010 147 JTD - Difficulty starting

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone! First post, and first time Alfa owner. I've recently purchased a 2010 Alfa Romeo 147 JTD and have had issues starting the car. The vehicle usually takes two to three attempts at starting, and once running, the vehicle idles quite roughly. Once on the road, the car drives...
  4. EML when idling

    Alfa GTA
    I had the EML come on when I left the GTA idling. It cleared itself after a couple of days. Yesterday my mechanic took it for MOT...yes the EML came on during the emissions test as it was idling..doh! Faults read were to do with rear bank injectors/coils, but my mechanic thinks it is an ECU...
  5. Alfa 166 2.5 v6 idling problem

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi guys! I have AR 166 fl 2.5 v6, 2004, manual gearbox and have big problem. My car is idling between 1600 and 1900 rpm. When i start engine it works okay until i start drive, after about a minute idle is very high. Funny thing is that when i turn ac on idle drops to normal, about 800-850 rpm...
  6. Erratic Idling

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi All. After now confirming that I am addicted to solving probs myself (new slave cylinder fitted last month). I now have a problem with erratic idling. I had this prob about a year ago and had the airflow meter replaced which at the time cured it. This seems to have started again since I...
  7. Oil change and dodgy idling connection?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just had the thing MOT'd (first time ANY car I've ever owned has made it through an MOT without any snags) and while I was there threw in an oil change too. One day later and the idle is all over the place - nearly stalling to 1800rpm. Searches on this and some other forums suggest that the...
  8. Idling at 900rpm- is it normal? for 156 1.9 JTD 16v MJET

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I just bought my first diesel car and is an alfa 156 1.9 JTD 16v MJET 140bhp @ 53000 miles. I find the car idles constantly @900rpm. It is irritating to feel the vibration on the steering wheel and the interior. There is no power lag or falt spots and pulls like a train throughout the...
  9. GTV V6 Idling Problem

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, Got a little prob with my GTV, sometimes it tends to idle a little lumpy when the revs get really low its not missing but just the revs drop quite low, sometimes it runs a little higher and sounds smooth, has anyone changed the idle control valve etc in the past when they were having...
  10. Intermittent idling

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 156 1.9JTD M-Jet '04, its just been in for its 4 year service and its seems to have developed a habit of semi-revving when its cold and idling. It sits at about 750 then goes up to 900 then back down then up over and over. I have revved the engine and it settles then immediately starts...
  11. Stering wheel vibrations/pulsing when idling

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I have noticed recently that at times I get intermittent vibrations (or a pulsing sensation) on my steeting wheel, when idling (ie. stationary at traffic lights) and without any movement of the steering wheel (just resting my hands on it). It is very mild but noticeable. Any ideas as...
  12. Idling at 2000 - 2500 revs, Any Ideas

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV is idling at 2000- 2500 revs, i started the car without pressing the throttle, the car started and stopped and now will only idle at the high revs, have disconnected the battery, but to no avail, will leave the battery off overnight. Any ideas on where to start, looked at other idling...
  13. 156 2litre eratic idling

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi my mates car has started to idle eraticly i cleaned the throttle body,theres no holes in the intake pipe,the cars got plenty of get up and go so i do not suspect the maf,unless it needs cleaning how do you go about that? i know this is a common problem but is there anything i am...
  14. 145 boxer suddenly idling at 1500 rpm

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Good Morning all, for some reason my 145 1.6 boxer has suddenly this morning stopped idling correctly. The revs don't fall below 1500 (usually idles about 800). The only thing I did differently this morning was I left the engine running for about 5-6 minutes whilst I scraped the ice off outside...
  15. Irregular idling.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    The idle on my TS is irregular varying from about 700 to 1200 rpm, even with the AirCon off. At traffic lights, it sometimes stays at about 1200, until I tap the acclerator, then it starts wobbling again. Any ideas as to why would be appreciated.
  16. 2.0TS Cold Idling

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Howsit :) My 147 2.0TS idles constant somewhere around 850RPM when warm (I take it this is the norm?), however initially when the engine is cold it idles fairly constant in the vicinity of 1250RPM and can can fluctuate once or twice up to around 1600RPM and back to 1250RPM? Is this normal for...
  17. Spider ABS, airbag and idling problems

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've just bought a Spider and it now has ABS and airbag lights on, I've heard rumours that these are common faults adn are relatively easy to fix, please tell me I'm right?! It also has developed a really rough idle, and nearly stalls every time I stop at traffic lights, very disconcerting for...
  18. 147 selespeed ticking noise when idling

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I've got an annoying noise coming from the engine of my 147 when it's just sitting ticking over, sounds very taxi ish. I've recently had the cam belt, tensionors and variator done. I've also had to have front cats changed due to a previous rattle. The sound seems to die off when i put it in...
  19. my 156 is not idling properly!

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    First, a big hello to everyone out there!!!! My problem is my 156 2.0l It isnt idling properly, like when I first turn it on the engine idles fast, bout 1200 then only drops to around 900. Also, when I am driving and pull up and stop; it drops the revs way way low as if its gonna cut out, then...
  20. Idling problem

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, The problem I am about to describe occured once about six months ago and then reoccurred yesterday and then again today. After visiting B&Q -just a five mile journey- I got back into my 166 turned the key and the engine started but died just after I let go of the key. This process was...
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