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  1. giulietta kangaroo

    Alfa Giulietta
    So Ive had a problem with my sportiva NAV from about 1000k onwards ( now at almost 5K) From cold the first few times you pull away, it loses power and kangaroos. Some times it almost cuts out ( dangerous when pulling into the flow of traffic) This isnt every time, its a bit inconsistent but its...
  2. 'Kangaroo' MAF problem?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Had the Spider in for some work, because it was getting very jumpy at around 4k revs in the cold. Then, after changing the spark plugs and the ignition coils and leads, it was still kangarooing, but at around 2k revs regardless of temperature! The mechanic has been a good chap, and...
  3. 147 selespeed - kangaroo impression when cold!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I've recently bought an Alfa 147 2.0 selespeed (as well as my 1.9JTDM!!), its goes lovely and I have no problems other than when you start it from cold.....for about the first 10-15 seconds of driving it kangaroos all over the place! After that time its perfect, I can live with it no...
  4. help please kangaroo / maf?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Please help me find the problem, i have had quite a bit done over the last week or so and now the car is not running right. i'm not sure where to look next. here is the order of what has happened, the clutch was on it's way out, getting a vibration in the pedal, so booked it in to autolusso...
  5. Bad kangaroo

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, First time poster Here. Great forum lots of useful stuff in here. Wish I had found it long time ago. I've looked around the forum but couldn't find an answer for my problem. My alfa 1998 156 TS won't rev past 1.5 rpm. If I accelerate, it will start "kangarooing". The idle is very...
  6. Kangaroo alfa

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    New to Alfas, always wanted one, nearly bought an Alfetta years (a lot) ago and finally took the plunge, 156 2 litre, 99 vintage with 73000. Love it even with the erratic idle etc but... The car hates low revs and when on the over run or trailing throttle, jumps like the title states, which is...
  7. Kangaroo business

    Alfa 164 & 166
    when my car hitz 2thousand revs it starts to kangarooo, why is it doing this? although when my car is stood still and i rev it,its fine! any ideas?
  8. maf makes 156 kangaroo

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my alfa is very sic . it was stalling at traffic lights so i took the advice of some guys on the forums and bought a new 1 but i may have made the mistake of buying a cheap one from parts junction.co.uk . so when it came in the post i put it on the car i reset the ecu and and drove it about for...
  9. Kangaroo GTV

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Don't post often but got a prob with my 98 Ph1 TS GTV. When first setting off after she has been stood for a few hours (when cold) then my bella bunny hops down the road when in 1st gear and 2nd gear. Which is rather :o Once warmed up she runs fine. I cant afford to spend too much...
  10. Kangaroo starts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a weird problem with my 156. It doesn't really have a flatspot, but when you take off from a standstill it seems to be a bit jerky as if there is a hole in the power delivery at low revs, or perhaps a bit of movement in the drivetrain somewhere? I'm wondering if anyone else has had a...
  11. Kangaroo finally cured - is it the panacea?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well I finally found the cure for my kangaroo, it came in 2 stages. As a recap heres my original thread: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-147-156-and-gt/114324-kangaroo-continues.html Heres a list of things done to date : New Bosch MAF - before problem began Fuel Injector cleaner in tank...
  12. GTV 3.0V6 Lumpy Kangaroo

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Time to revive an old thread as I need to go sort this out next week. Problem: My GTV is very 'lumpy' at low rev range. Ok once revs pick up. e.g. around a car-park I have to keep dipping the clutch as at walking speed it 'kangaroos'. Or if you go to pull away quickly without a lot of...
  13. V6 GTV with Kangaroo Problems!!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    HI, my GTV is kangarooing violently in 1st and 2nd gear. I ahve read through loads of posts which recomend unplugging the MAF.....pleas excuse my ignornace but how do you do this? Thanks a lot in advance!
  14. Kangaroo continues

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Am still having my kangaroo problems, I thought I'd finally found the problem was a faulty injector, having created a test rig which showed intermittent operation on number 3. Have just got a replacement from Alfaman and the kangaroo persists, although the performance is now awesome again as...
  15. ALFA GT doing kangaroo hops

    Alfa GTA
    I'm from Australia so I guess the subject fits the scene. :D My Alfa GT 3.2L had it's 20k (klm) service a couple of weeks ago. I posted a thread where a fuel additive was added as part of the service and I gather this was to clean the injectors and I'm sort of happy with that. The last week...
  16. Kangaroo Juice

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone got any ideas,I have just changed the lambda sensor which I was told would cure it. It really is very bad.
  17. 156 Kangaroo

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have noticed a problem with my 156 t/s 2.0, that at spot on 2500 revs it starts to hop down the road like a kangaroo, jerking quite vigerously. It seems to be running fine apart from this problem. Anyone, any ideas? Cheers. :confused:
  18. Kangaroo Alfa

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Help! Was driving home last night, came out of a junction, booted it & got thrown round as the car jerked about like a kangaroo with a jack hammer! :eek: Changed to 2nd, same thing. :eek: :eek: Tried some gentle acceleration, and started OK, but eventually as speed built, the car kangarooed...
  19. TarOx, Red Dot or DBA Kangaroo Paw

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys, I am thinking of improving my car's braking performance. (it is a Thai assembled 156 2.0TS). There is some fade on the stock system, but I do not think it is a result of wear and tear because my car is only 8 months old and I have never been to the track. Has anyone changed their...
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