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I have only had the car for 2 weeks and have had the oil,oil filter & air filter changed and i think the car does not accelerate as good as it should. I have put some cleaner in the tank and filled it up with 97 ron petrol hoping that it would clear any dirt out of the fuel system but have not seen any improvement.
The reason for this thread is mainly down to a alfa 156 2.0ts being right up my **** and i couldnt shake him off the other day coming home from work (basically i had my pants pulled down and a**e spanked)
i have read various threads in this forum about various problems that is related to this problem but am unsure on what to do.
Had the car checked with diagnostics and have been told by a alfa expert that everything is fine.
It just doesnt feel very torquey, can anyone help?:(
 

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Mine was hestitating/misfiring after 4000 rpm. Had it serviced (by an Alfa specialist) and it became a different car - finally I found the fun!
 

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My 1.8 is very "pedestrian" below 3,500 rpm .... VERY! :lol:. It's like a lumbering pig at low revs. I'm having it serviced by an Alfa specialist soon ...... the previous "specialist" missed a whole load of faults!
 
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agreed, i use the v power every 3rd fill, i know the price is about £1.08 per litre but it is worth it as i have noticed a difference.
 

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Look for splits in the ducting; between the MAF and the throttle bodies this gives false readings and poor runnning, also probs with the MAF itself these are classic gtv problems
 

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going to check the rubber ducting tomorrow. how do you check the maf?
if it is the maf, i have seen some on ebay. has anyone ever bought one and how good are they.
 

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I have had a new MAF fitted and the car does respond to the throttle better, but i think the car is still holding back a bit so i'm going to have the lambda changed on wednesay and see how that makes it. I thought of changing the lambda because if the MAF was faulty and the lambda was counteracting it then this might have gone aswell. still getting a little fluctuation on the idle speed but not as much as before. Filled the tank up with V-POWER and going for a cruise later around Matlock.
 

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Have to say when I first got my car it was a little sluggish. I have a feeling previous owner was a bit of a dunce. Anyway since then and a couple of services later, new plugs, new clutch, new thermostat, new cam belt, cleaned gearbox (twice) a new induction filter and stainless steel exhaust i'm finally happy with the performance.
 
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