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Hi all. Took the plunge and got a Red '06 GT with decent service history and 70k miles. During my test drive i noticed a leak in rear silencer and managed to get a small discount from the owner. However, on my way home car started to jerk and losing power when accelerating. Also a motor control system failure error message. When driven gently, it goes smooth but soon as i put my foot down it's loosing power with the error message. At the moment the engine light stays on. I will sort out the exhaust tomorrow. Do you think it's related? Thanks!
 

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Congrats - a great car - I have a Red 04 GT And love it. what engine is yours? Diesel, petrol, Busso, 2.0JTS? If the latter, it could be a duff crank shaft sensor, particular if it runs better when cold, although the jerking might indicate a VDC problem (stw angle or yaw sensor). I doubt these are related to the exhaust, though. Worth checking fault codes with a OBD tool and multiecuscan, which will give you a clearer idea.
 

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Congrats - a great car - I have a Red 04 GT And love it. what engine is yours? Diesel, petrol, Busso, 2.0JTS? If the latter, it could be a duff crank shaft sensor, particular if it runs better when cold, although the jerking might indicate a VDC problem (stw angle or yaw sensor). I doubt these are related to the exhaust, though. Worth checking fault codes with a OBD tool and multiecuscan, which will give you a clearer idea.
Will do. First fix the silencer though. Hope it won't set me back too much. Tnx for the reply.
 

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Checked the intake hose, noticed it’s taped up. A tear under the tape. Will Replace it. Tnx for pointing me into that direction. Do you know where in Ireland I can source some second hand parts for Alfa? Also just discovered I need a complete exhaust system. Souhans in Trim quoted me €460!😮.
 

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Complete exhaust? There are 4 sections. It is possible there is sufficient deterioration in various bits to need the whole lot doing. Usually down pipes are ok but short intermediate pipe with flexible section can go and then it is just centre and rear sections.

Unfortunately aftermarket exhausts tend to be too cheap, don't last and don't fit so well. There are no really good cheap options. There is nothing that could save money but perhaps ordering from EB Spares, Exhaust JTS for Alfa 156 may provide a near OE quality exhaust for similar money. Their IMASAF exhausts are easily the best option for a standard non-genuine replacement.

They don't seem to list bits for GT JTS exhaust but I think it should be the same as a 156. Contact before ordering just to be sure. Your garage may not be delighted with you supplying but they will thank you for getting something that fits exactly. That's why I recommend IMASAF.

Try Alfashop and Alfa Workshop also as parts suppliers.
 

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The guy told me the whole system is busted. Was quite surprised, about the cost. What makes it worse is in Ireland there are no shops specialising in these kind of things around every corner, so it's pretty much a monopoly.
 

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Ok, after hectic few days, an update:
I changed spark plugs and that took care of the loss of power and also the MCSF error message. Did that while waiting for a complete new exhaust system bought on ebay. Fitted exhaust today and all my faith in my GT has been restored. She drives as crisp as a new car. Man was i worried for a minute! Can't wait for the end of the covid 19 issue to end so i can take her for a decent drive through the beautiful island of ireland. Cheers to all who gave input to my call for help. Cheers!
 

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Congrats - a great car - I have a Red 04 GT And love it. what engine is yours? Diesel, petrol, Busso, 2.0JTS? If the latter, it could be a duff crank shaft sensor, particular if it runs better when cold, although the jerking might indicate a VDC problem (stw angle or yaw sensor). I doubt these are related to the exhaust, though. Worth checking fault codes with a OBD tool and multiecuscan, which will give you a clearer idea.
Sorry i only read the first part of your reply now. Yes, it's a 2.0 jts. Hopefully we can meet some day in future over a coffee?
 
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