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  1. Smokey GTV...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. Well as some of you will know after 4 years off the road my 916 GTV is finally back where she belongs. On the journey to work this morning, doing approx. 100kph/60mph all was fine & then for a brief moment some smoke seemed to come from the exhaust and it got a bit smelly in the car. Now...
  2. The continued coolant mystery now with added smokey coolant!

    Alfa Giulietta
    All, This is a continuation of but dont want to keep reviving a dead horse each time. Quick TL : DR coolant expansion tank / Water pump / Timing belt / Full Service / Sniff Tested (Negative on...
  3. smokey smokey under load

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello All, my car is a bit smokey when booting it and DPF regens are pretty frequent, every 150-200 miles for example. The DPF is used but recently fitted and fully cleaned out and treated prior to installation. The car is remapped by a good reputable mapper which does not result in smoke on...
  4. Smokey and high oil burning JTS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ah the JTS engine.. My JTS, which now has all the great power it was supposed to have, thanks to a set of late model camshafts, (curtesy of Autolusso) and injector cleaning and new spark plugs, still smokes quite a bit and burns oil like the proverbial Ferrari F1. My mechanic, quite sensibly...
  5. 1750 TBi Smokey start

    South Africa
    Hi there guys. Anyone noticed this before? In the morning on startup like 10sec into idle my car drops n very light smoke. grey-ish white-ish smoke. I dont know if its very rich on cold start that it may over feul or something like that. Thanks
  6. QV smokey cold start?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I just finished washing my QV and filmed the video below, of it starting in the cold. I reved it a bit, which I normally don't do at all when the car is cold, but it seems to smoke quite a lot? The car is mapped and doesn't have a back box on the exhaust anymore. Does the amount of smoke seem...
  7. Smokey 156 jtd

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not sure if it's just the lighter nights but I've started to notice that my jtd smokes when getting back on the throttle after slowing or when giving it some beans what would be causing this ?? Car does 84 miles a day 42 each way do should be getting hot enough. Thanks in advance
  8. Smokey dipstick tube?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I don't want anyone to go worrying me unduly but I have never seen smoke come out of the dipstick tube on any car I've owned before? Is this normal to see smoke coming out of the dipstick tube, I did pull the dipstick out while the engine was still running but surely it shouldn't smoke??? This...
  9. 159 2.4 JTDM Smokey & Jerky start.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi fellow alfisti, I've got an Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTDM (210 bhp). Recently I've noticed a smell coming from the car, which is quite fumey. The car however worked find just a jerky, smokey start up at times when cold. Yesterday, the car was really jerky when I started the car (cold) and...
  10. How Smokey Should A DPF Regen Be?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Folks, new to this forum and still figuring out how to search for the correct information I need. So sorry if this question has been asked numerous times before. I have a 2008 159 1.9 Diesel, and this is the first diesel I have had which performs DPF regeneration, which I was completely...
  11. Smokey Alfa 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, Hoping someone can give me some advice.. I bought my Alfa back in February.. Its a car I've wanted for a long time and finally decided to take the plunge:paranoid: its a 159 Ti 2.4 JTDM :thumbup: bought from western Alfa in Edinburgh So, it ran fine for around a month before I had my...
  12. V Smokey 156 2.4jtd

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    so I followed my wife home today and noticed that my sportwagen is smoking constantly. Dark blue, more pronounced under load as you would expect. I'm thinking either turbo worn, or piston rings. I'm hoping for the former. Is there anyway I can test what the problem might be. We are off to...
  13. What should I do next? (159 2.4 smokey start, lumpy idle)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been trying to solve the smokey start of my 2.4 and the lumpy idle. What is the next thing I should try, none of the following have worked... 1. Replaced glow plugs 2. Replaced glow plug relay 3. Reseated injectors with new copper washers 4. Used Shell Nitro Plus 5. Several tanks with...
  14. Smokey Joe is for sale.....

    Alfa GTA
    Actually it's not but I feel left out :lol: but WTF is going on with everyone. Hardly anyone I know who had a GTA when I bought mine has one now and I've only had mine 3 and a bit years. Everyone has sold up or is selling up?? I can think of a few left but not many :(
  15. Smokey!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    When cold my 147 seems to kick alit tiny bit of smoke that i can see out my rear view mirror, maybe once in a while when the car is warm she will create a tiny cloud when i hammer it. Is this normal?
  16. Smokey GTd

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Over the last few weeks I've noticed loads of black smoke on acceleration and what also feels like a kick as if a surge of power. Now I have the engine warning light on indicating control unit failure. Car still drives and seems to maintain good mpg but feels underpowered. Hopefully I can get...
  17. What's the consensus on the blue smokey start up problem ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I've been reading several threads over the years about the blue smoke problem on startup but not sure if there has ever been a proper solution. What have people tried to yield the best results. It seems Rhino etc helps but i'd imagine it's down to the product diluting the diesel slightly...
  18. remap issue? smokey

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Ive had my 2006 147ti 150bhp diesel remapped by Celtic Tuning, it was quite smokey reasonably hard acceleration and was told it was having a clear out and maybe run some fuel cleaner through it. A month or so later, in a well serviced maintained car its now not idling properly on start up when...
  19. Smokey jtd at low revs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 1.9 jtd with 165000 miles has recently got a little more smokey to the point where mscf light came on today ( havnt read code but was playing with throttle to see what made it smoke when it came on.). In the 25k or so I have owned it its always felt a little hesitant at low revs may have...
  20. 147 JTD 16v Rough & Smokey

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, started a new thread as things have progressed to a new level. 2004 147 JTD 16v, Motor control light & eml light flashing. shows as P1301 on FES. Car was driving ok, but bit smokey around 2krpm. Did have air quantity code but i cleaned & freed off the EGR, and that code has gone...