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  1. Car feel sluggish?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I've been enjoying my Alfa GT for the last few months, but I think it's a bit sluggish till it reaches 2000rpm. I'll be hooking it up to a diagnostic tool to check how the MAF is behaving in the next few days... I was also wondering if anyone can share the location of the VNT...
  2. Sluggish Symptoms and MultiAir Questions

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, Just the other day my girlfriend complained her MiTo 170 has been feeling a bit sluggish for the past few days - but seem to come and go. Then yesterday morning she got into the car and it felt worse and told me the engine management light was flashing. She got to the end of the road...
  3. 156 sluggish under 3000 revs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi my 156 2.0 to is dead up to 3000 revs. It feels like a car that has turbo lagg in the below 3000 revs. Is this normal for a 156 or is there something I can do? :idea:
  4. Sluggish performance 156 2.5 v6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I have some troubles with my 2.5v6 alfa. For some time (maybe a month) ive been driving with the air intake tube (the one which is in the bottom and leads to the filterbox from the side and sucks fresh air from under the car) disconnected so it has been sucking reaaallly hot air right...
  5. GT jtdm feels sluggish

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm sure there are loads of threads on this but I thought I'd get some ideas on this. I've just bought a lovely GT jtdm after being away from Alfas for a couple of years and I'm already in love. However I've noticed it's started to feel rather sluggish on my normal commute to work. I had...
  6. Sluggish acceleration ('97 GTV 2L 4cyl)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I'm a prospective GTV buyer. Went to see the car today armed with plenty of research from this site! So first off, thanks for that! Took it for a test drive and it was less than exciting I have to say. Car has been fitted with a new stainless exhaust. Was expecting "That Alfa Magic™"...
  7. 147 jtd 16v feels sluggish when hot

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi to all I was driving to my home town when my car started to feel sluggish I noticed when my car is hot like have been driving for an hour the kar looses power and if you put your foot down in any gear nothing happens I get a error code on my dash board and if I press my clutch it feels if...
  8. 11 reg 140 veloce sluggish DNA response and hunting revs

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, This is my first Alfa, had it for just over a year without issue and I'm the second UK owner from new with 80,000 miles currently on the clock. I've noticed that occasionally when I'm in DNA mode and I put my foot down (joining from a slip road etc) the car seems quite slow to respond to...
  9. 159jtdm sluggish

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey, everyone. Newbie alert :) I own a 2006 AR159 1,9jtdm (originally 100kw) sedan. 3 years by now, and I had it: Remapped EGR sealed and unprogrammed DPF removed and unprogrammed Manifold flaps sealed (MAF is OK, as unpluging it had absolutely no difference on my issue). The problem (since...
  10. G feeling sluggish

    Alfa Giulietta
    All, Wondering if anyone has some experience of this. My G is now on 8500 miles and is booked in for service in 2 weeks. This will include oil change an inspection, but I don't believe it includes air filter change, but will do this myself. Thing is, in the last few weeks I have noticed it...
  11. sluggish drive

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My ***** Romoe 159 appears to be dragging when driving. i noticed this after collecting it back from the garage where it had body repairs after a minor accident damaged the front left. The garage assured me that they did not touch the brakes. The car when I am driving feels like I am driving...
  12. Sluggish 159 1.9jtdm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, I've been quiet for a while because the Alfa'08 was running well. But "good times" are over and now it looks like my 159 lost half of the power. When I accelerate, the engine is going up to 3500-4000rpm easily, but no power at all. The turbo gauge is going up to 1.4 and drops at some...
  13. Help - 1 Michelin energy Saver put on, 156 feels sluggish..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, I had to have a new tyre - drivers side front - to get through an MOT. He didn't have a Pirelli P6000 or P1 like I've had before and put a Michelin on... silly me didn't grill him on what type! Its an Energy Saver. He also did the tracking which had gone right out. Now, I am second...
  14. oil top up caused sluggish acceleration

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I use synthetic Mobil 1 last oil. Change was <1000km ago. I frequently rev my engine. After a 750ml top up I immediately noticed my car was quieter and accelerat ion is a bit less. What's wrong???
  15. Sluggish acceleration- turbo not responding

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there Just got my 159 1.9jtdm back from the garage who I had instructed to find the cause of a leak of oil into the water. They did combustion tests etc and assured me head gasket not gone and no oil leaks found anywhere and compression tests reveal all to be ok When I got car back I felt...
  16. Getting sluggish to start - and puff of white smoke

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa GT 1.9 JTDm 2006. Only first thing in the morning - a bit lumpy and reluctant on start up, with a bit of white smoke. Seems to be gradually getting worse.:confused: What could it be?:(
  17. Motor control warning thingy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok so few days back noticed a my gt 1.9jtdm was a little sluggish pulling through the Rev range from low down. Then yesterday got the dreaded motor control warning light but no limp home mode! Took it to a mates and plugged it into the diagnostic machine and about a billion codes came up from...
  18. GTV V6 Misbehaving :( Throttle Potentiometer?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, Having a bit of a hair pulling moment with my Bella. A few weeks ago she was sent in for a clutch change. Since her return she hasn't ridden right for more than two days. The problem is with its Idle. It seems to have a very erratic, low idle. I believe you refer to it as hunting...
  19. 147 sluggish screen wash motor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, the screen wash pump on my new 147 seems really sluggish and lw pressure, the screen wash just dribbles out of the jets. Is replacing the pump motor an easy job?
  20. "Check Engine" Light and sluggish in low revs

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Over the past month or so, I have noted that my 56 plate 159 1.9 diesel (just under 80k) has been a little bit unresponsive in lower revs. Fine when the foot is to the floor and nothing particularly different about the mpg. I've been monitoring it closely, giving it a good boot around on the...
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