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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    It started today on my way back to work, with all the symptoms: lower mpg, turbo needle dropping to zero quickly, and that low baritone sound from the exhaust at idle.. I have to say I like it, how does the exhaust note change once you get the DPF removed/emptied fellas?
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, Would like to know whats normal during DPF regen. The normal which I have is MPG drops through the floor, exhaust has a bassy note, can smell a burning type smell if get out / open window at slow speeds. The one which I think is not normal is the car shakes / shudders at steady or light...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, I've been left to look after the brera while my husband works away. Problem is that I do only general town driving so the car on a daily basis doesn't get up to a good temperature and appears to not do a regen. Took it to the garage last week as it was idiling badly, struggling to start...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I've had my 09 1.9JTDm Lusso since beginning ov November and so far have covered just over 13,000 Miles. This morning going to work sitting nicely on the M25 at a steady 70Mph (There is one advantage of having to work on a Saturday) I had the Trip up on Miles Remaining. With 160 Miles since...
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My car went into limp-home mode the other day. I read the code using a basic OBD reader (don't have Fiatscan - yet), and it said was blocked DPF filter. Took the car to a garage who confirmed the diagnosis, they did a forced regen, and said all was fine. However, the following day the car...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My 159 is used in France where the roads, especially in the rural area I spent time, have minimal traffic. I have done about 1000 miles since I bought it, mostly motorway and country lanes with minimal time spent sitting in traffic. Will I still get regens with so many fast runs and so little...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello, I've recently bought a 2006 159 2.4 diesel I was driving along the motorway today when the car went into limp-home mode ( only for about 5 mins ). Loads of white smoke with a bluish tinge came ut of the exhaust ant the fuel mpg went from about 35 down to the low 20's.. are these signs...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Not had my car long. Had plenty of problems though! Was driving back from Blackpool before. Right the way down the M55. Just as I joined the M6 and tried to take off in 5th nothing happened. I couldnt accelerate at all. Couldn't even get over 3000rpm in 4th. This happened for about 5-7miles. 10...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I was looking at my parking sensors using fiat ecu scan. While doing this I checked the status of my dpf. It said normal clogging and was 88% clogged. The car is used mostly for short journeys so I am wondering if it would be prudent to force a regen based upon that level of clogging? Cheers
  10. Alfa Giulietta
    I've covered just over 9K miles in 2.5 months but have yet to see the DPF regen light come on....there were a couple of instances when I noticed a drop in mpg (~10-15 mpg less) and a strange humming noise which I assumed to be the regen happening but the dashboard lamp never came on. Has anyone...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    How often does your 2.4 regen ? I realise this depends on many factors, but I am doing on average 500 miles a week with a 50/50 split of motorway and town driving, and it is regening about once a week. In saying that I presume it’s a regen, the trip computer consumption drops to 20ish mpg when...
  12. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My 2008 2.4 auto 159 used to regen every 600 miles or so. I do 60 miles a day to work and back. Over time (6 months) this has now reduced to virtually every 200 miles. I also stutters a bit etc etc. Recently had a full service and no issues we found, garage forced a full regen that completed...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    So I've had my 159 for a couple of months now. I was recommended by an Alfa specialist to clear the dpf about once a month by dropping it down to 4th when on the motorway and keep it at about 3000 revs for about 20mins. I did this but I noticed nothing. Should I have? Was expecting some sort...
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Guys I could really do with a Muppet's guide to regeneration in a 159. There seems to be a lot of conflicting info on this, and from it all I struggle to work out what's likely to happen to me, and what to do when it does. My typical route to and from work is 7 miles of which 5 is on a dual...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi Just wondered if anybody has had a DPF removal and remap done in the Midlands or maybe even in Nottingham ?? Just wondered if there is anybody local to me that does it ??? Also whats the best way of doing a forced regen without taking it back to the dealer ?? for example sometimes my 159...
  16. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello all , I noticed my 159 1.9 JTDm did a regen today on way home from work( MPG dropped ) so I continued trip home ( long route ). When home noticed exhaust tip VERY hot ( plus new black soot on surface ) plus smell of heat and tinkling metal sound !! .. Just wondering does the forced regen...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Drove down to Cornwall from Derby last Friday - noticed the car did a regen just the other side of Bristol... Set off home this morning and the car went into limp home mode - engine management light came on :( Drove to Redruth where there was an Alfa garage and they carried out a forced regen...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Is 3 regens in 1 month normal? The car is mostly used for short 5 mile journeys unfortunately. I find driving around in 3rd and 4th gear at about 3500 rpm seems to clear it after 20mins
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    ... or is it something else? I normally have a DPF regen about once per tankfull. Over the weekend I did a 1500 km round trip from Canberra to Melbourne and back. About five hours into the trip on the way down on Friday night, the fuel consumption went up, the engine lost a bit of power and...
  20. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    How can I tell if my 1.9 16v JTDM is doing an auto regen???? The reason I'm asking, is because I've noticed on a few ocassions over the last few months; 1. Seriously poor MPG for about 15 mins or so. 2. A puff of grey smoke from the exhaust, which I've seen through the back window in the rear...
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