Picked up my GTV runners yesterday- really pleased.Fuel pump inspected today. It is in mint condition and therefore not the cause of the issue. No leaks, no cracks. Output is within the expected parameters.
However found a new scenic route to Thetford and a different one coming back. Been here 41 years and we keep finding new roads and boy are they scenic. Parts of Thetford Forest are really beautiful this time of year.
So we did about 100 mile round trip. That gave me a real opportunity to test the engine since fitting the new NTC Sensor.
Fantastic! It has been a long time coming but “Silken”. “Hole - free performance”. Super smooth. Gutsy at low revs but much more civilised. Wound her up on the slip road joining the A14 to 5000 - seamlessly piling on the revs, not a hint of hesitation anywhere. This must have been what Alfa thought they were going to give us!
I am still in disbelief of the way that sensor has changed things. I am in awe! Before I changed it, the statement the car made was brash with more than a hint of boy racer about it - it is quick; under-geared is the enduring impression.
Now? Very, very Sophisticated. Better than any Beemer or Merc by miles. An absolute delight. Throttle response is out of this world for such a heavy car and cruise control has the engine firmly under control with no noticeable “Pumping” as it cuts in and out - smooth as silk.
Hope there is nothing more to burst my balloon!