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  1. Smokey Tbi

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Noticed that the exhaust appears to be smoking a great deal, especially in idle. Its winter here so unsure if its just steam? Seems to have a bit of soot at the bottom of the exhaust tips. Is this normal? Car has done only 1000 km and im not used to seeing plumes of smog wisping by when im stuck...
  2. Alfa 147 smokey engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 JTD engine has started smoking. I gave it a fuel treatment and it seem to clear it out and was smoke free for 1000 miles, it's now smoking again. I've tried another treatment but it hasn't helped. I also have a glow plug warning light on now, are these related? Sorry if I'm being a bit...
  3. VERY smokey on start up (with video)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 2.4 is very smokey on start up. It only happens after sitting idle for a few hours (overnight etc). It had previously been diagnosed as leaky injectors but after having two replaced it's still just as bad. The ECU has been fiddled with to allow more/less fuel to be used on start up but...
  4. (02) Alfa Romeo 147 high lusso specification! SMOKEY WHEN STARTS ON COLD MORNINGS??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I'm Becks and have just registered to this site tonight as I am hoping to purchase an Alfa Romeo 147;) I have my eye on a particular one at present but unfortunately just a mechanical concern I feel I should check out before I end up taking it to the mechanics more than driving it for my own...
  5. Alfa 147 1.6 Lusso Smokey Exhaust

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, I bought 147 a month ago, after that got hit with a £500+ service bill for replacement plugs and filters etc, the car I have notices is now burning at least a litre of oil a week maybe 2. The exhaust is very smokey on start up and fades as the car seems to warm up but sometimes will...
  6. slighty smokey strong fuel smell

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi i'm gradually trying to nurse a twinny back to good health after a couple of years neglect by its last owner (fsh up tp 90k then 15k of abuse by the look of things) anyway it's been a bit lumpy at idle, hunting or idleing fast but running quite rich, anyway so far i've replace the sparks for...
  7. smokey and juddery on start and when cold

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Recently my 147 jtdm has not started convincingly, when it starts it smokes out of the exhaust quite a lot and is a bit juddery.....however when the engine is warm it runs smooth with no smoke!! also when i start the car when it is warm it starts fine with no smoke? I changed the glow plugs...
  8. Smokey, misfiring and mental acceleration.....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey folks, I just wanted to share my experience, in the hope that it may save some time for other Diesel owners! My car has been showing some really strange behavior over the last 6-9 months or so. Some of the symptoms were: Flat spot under gental acceleration when hitting about 2500 RPM...
  9. Smokey 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know the 147's or even Alfa's in general like to drink a lot of oil. However I keep having the 'Engine Oil Pressure' warning coming up as I usually come to a junction and reducing speed. Iv'e noticed that a fair bit of smoke is coming from the exhaust but that is mainly when hitting 4000...
  10. Smokey 2.4

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, My 159 2.4 (200) qtronic seems to send out loads of light grey smoke whenever I floor it, and it carries on smoking until I lift off. It runs Ok ish, does 28.5 MPG which is normal for this car and there are no warning lights. It also starts really badly when cold - and then sends out a...
  11. smokey and hesitant 2.4 20v M-Jet??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, Hope someone might be able to give me some advice on a ltiile problem. I have a 2004 156 SW,2.4 20v M-Jet. At low revs (under 2000 rpm) the fuelling feels a little hesitant when accelerating. Also I've noticed that it belches out smoke on gear changes. Although neither problem feels too...
  12. 156 1.9jtd 16 v Smokey exhaust

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have relatively recently bought myself a 2004 156 1.9 jtd 16v. And before I start, I should say I know absolutely nothing about the inner workings of a car, however I do know a pretty car when I see one! My car was producing black smoke under acceleration. My mechanic said it's most likely a...
  13. Smokey Rear End

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2004, 156 2.0 Jts, facelift model with 62k on the clock. I have just purchased the car and had it serviced by an alfa specialist here in Belfast. The mechanic advised that the car is not leaking oil but it appears to be burning a bit of oil. The car is quite smokey and the exhaust fumes...
  14. Smokey JTD Engine!

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Does anyone know what's wrong with my JTD?? The engine is very smokey at idle speed, and under acceleration. The performance and fuel economy still seems to be ok. On first start up, it takes about a minute for the diesel smoke to become prevolent. (To such an extent that my neighbours have...
  15. A smokey GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I've tried to search various threads to find a solution, but to be honest i don't know what it could be, so hopefully someone could help.... When i start my Alfa GT up in the morning the first minute or so it hardly smokes and then when it warms up a little bit it starts to smoke a...
  16. Smokey Start up 156 JTD 2.4

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi All My 2002 156 JTD 2.4 is messing around on start up. It starts perfect but as soon as I rev it up to 2000 rpm I get blue smoke mixed with white smoke and it feels rough like its slightly missing. This will eventually clear and if I drive it there's no smoke at all when warmed up ...
  17. 147 JTD interior light problems and smokey engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have recently bought a 2005 147 1.9 JTD 16v Mjet (facelift model). Car drive excellent with no rattles etc. There are a few problems though. The interior boot light, rear interior light and lights on sun visors dont work. I have tried changing the bulbs but they still dont work. Any ideas...
  18. Smokey Exhaust Syndrome?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi, I'm new to this site and this question may well have been asked a load of times but does getting a remap done have any significant impact on what comes - visibly - out of the exhaust? My last car was a Leon FR diesel which I had remapped and though the performance improvement was great...
  19. Smokey 156 2.4 Jtd? Check your air box

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The well known issue of rusty bolts/screws in the airbox can mean that the airfilter does not get changed at service time. This was certainly the case with my car and it was down on power which seemed to get better with a good ragging. However it never seemed quite right as it was responsive at...
  20. Exhaust smokey & oil on Battery 2.4JTD

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Mrs A had reported excessive smokiness on the 2.4JTD 10v, so i was going to put in some injector cleaner(kerosene/parrafin)...But when i opened the bonnet there is oil all over our nice new battery, and it seems the big pipe that goes from the oil cooler and round to the RHS of the cylinder head...
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