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  1. Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, I’d noticed a while back that my Mito would smoke a lot whilst the engine was cold, but this would disappear once at operating temp. the other day, I had to top up the coolant as it was quite low, I had also noticed that the car would still puff out a thin white smoke under...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. New to the group and need help with my 2005 1.9JTD Alfa GT if you could please. Today as I started out driving I pressed the windscreen button on my heating / AC panel to clear the screen. The tempature was reading 15°c on the dash and the heating / AC was set to 19°c. After about 5...
  3. Alfa MiTo
    hi folks, been reading through the Mito forum on here trying help cure an issue I'm having with my Mito twinair 0.9. It's a very sporadic issue but it seems to happen when it's a cold start (I.e. car has been parked up overnight and when I first try to start it this happens): car starts and...
  4. Alfa Giulietta
    Just taken purchase of my Guilietta which I absolutely love. While out driving the Sussex roads thought I would switch to D to see this performance set up everyone goes on about. The car felt like a different beast which was great. When I switched back to N white smoke started coming out of the...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi , the problem on my car is white smoke but not the wholl time . When i go on a freeway and drive a constant speed after around 30km my car starts to smoke alot , white smoke but when i turn of the car and turn it on again it stops smoking and some times whit that smok if i reve it up to...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All just thought I'd share my recent experience with the my previously fault free GT, it's a '07 Blackline Edition bought for my wife about 8 months ago. All my mates thought i was mad and asking for trouble buying a Alfa but a late model car, nice condition, nice spec, full MOT for £750...
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    My Giulietta is remapped and I noticed that with dna on Normal, it is very hard to see any smoke coming out of the exhaust, which is a good thing, but I noticed something on a high rpm. There’s this road I do every day coming home from work where many times I pull a 4th gear up until the redline...
  8. Alfa 145 & 146
    Hey Alfistas! I just bought a renewed head (skimmed, new valve seals, pressure tested as i've been told) and a gasket set. Fitted it all together, all 4 cylinders have over 175psi pressure, starts and goes normally (okay, a bit more spicy, since i only had 2liter cams in good condition, the...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Once again, my 2.4 Brera has failed its MoT on visible smoke. This happened last year but some diesel cleaner and a regen whilst on a run up the M5 seemed to satisfy the test station, though it was a different tester. Now it has failed on visible smoke again, despite having passed the emissions...
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 2.4 had it’s dpf removed about 3 years ago. I have noticed that on hard acceleration it is now pumping out quite a bit of black smoke. Is this something that I am likely to be able to reduce with an additive? I tend to use the best quality shell diesel fuel so am surprised to see this much...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have a 210 brera diesel that smokes quite badly when under hard acceleration/ full throttle. . I took the car to a garage so they could remove the tray and look for leaks in the boost pipes as suggested on this forum. When I picked the car up they had not bothered to do this as they plugged...
  12. Alfa MiTo
    Hi guys, got the P0101 and P0106 error code recently. Car drove fine until all of a sudden all the failures you could imagine popped up in the dash (S&S function not avaible, ASR not available, hill holder not available and so on). The car the does not accelerate no more and you have to stop...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Got a 159 2.4 200bhp and all was good have a hill i can measure it on and was as fast to top as 156 20v. Then one day it suddenly wasn't (sorry skyline who i covered in a freeking wacky races smoke screen). And its about 20mph down at top of hill. Fuel economy seems to have dropped too. No...
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I recently purchased an Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2. It had been slightly neglected in the past 2 years. So I recently got all the fluids changed. However shortly after I did the maintenance work I took it out for a test drive but then white smoke started coming from the exhaust manifold area after...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. İ own a 1.9 jtd 16v Alfa 147. When İ start the car is perfectly fine but as soon as İ start driving it and going over 3000 rpm when the engine is still cold İ get a grey smoke, but when the engine gets warmer no smoke no nothing even if you redline it. İs this normal or not ?
  16. Alfa Giulietta
    Lots of white smoke, thinks it trying to do a regen , but I was only doing 30mph. Could smell hot diesel smell. Should this be happening?
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, your help please. I have received the cylinder head back from the engineering and fitted everything. I started the engine but after a about 2 minutes the engine started loosing power and smoke started to appear from between the head and the exhaust manufault. I switched the car off and...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Got a 2.0 jtdm with stock dpf set up. Cars getting a bit long in the tooth and I’ve noticed grey smoke out the rear window during a regen a couple of times now. Not a good look these days. Does anyone know what might cause this? My driving has changed to short journeys these days so perhaps...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    New member here. I've been looking at a 147 JTD but it had black smoke under load and seemed sluggish. No EML Google brought me to these pages and the most common answer to this issue seemed to be intercooler hoses. I suggested this to the seller. He replaced the lower hose and said it felt...
  20. Alfa Giulietta
    I've been having a peculiar problem with my 2012 Giulietta Multiair. Bit of background, the turbo was replaced two months ago by a reputable mechanic who also owns a very fast Giulietta. I had custom software done last month and the car pulled really strong, I could clearly feel the difference...
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