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ok so changed the fuel filter and the car does go better.... but today it did its "thing" where is feels like a petrol car missing but it gives no error code and only happends while going up hill, and also the second problem is the battery is running flat in a couple of days though its a new battery and its charging at 14. somthing volts (fiatscan!), would that be the regulator? been reading a few threads on here but i'm not clear on if you can just change that and is it a easy job?
Also I have a rattle when cold that goes with higer revs and does sound like a alternator pully rattleing does that sound about right?

sorry to be a pain lol
 

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Sounds similar to my brother's problem with his GT 1.9JTD. He changed the fuel filter and it was a bit better but it was only when he changed the EGR Valve that the problem went away.

Actually, he was, occassionaly, getting the engine management light on . . .
 

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after cleaning my egr i had this problem. it would also miss fire odd times during idle,
for less than a fiver off ebay get yourself a egr blank off plate. you will get a fault code but see if this helps, my alfa has never been better since i fitted mine.
 

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not starting but now and then my 156 will drain the battery if not used for a few days (4+). also when this happens the radio turns itself on willy nilly when parked up.

i nearly bought a battery before xmas but as funds were tight i didn't, its been fine since. the cold weather wont help batterys.
 

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after cleaning my egr i had this problem. it would also miss fire odd times during idle,
for less than a fiver off ebay get yourself a egr blank off plate. you will get a fault code but see if this helps, my alfa has never been better since i fitted mine.
This is the image indicating the blank should be fitted on the underside of the EGR

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Does anyone know whether the same blank will fit where arrowed? Should the blank ever need to be removed from the EGR, I shudder to think what will have built up in the feeder pipe that could then potentially find its way into the manifold/swirl vavles. Surely blanking at the exhaust manifold is the better option.

All the best

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How does blanking it off give a error? you would think it would carry on flicking in and out just not doing anything.....
 

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The MAP sensor causes the error code when the egr is blanked off, because it isn't reading a pressure change when the valve opens. A least I think that's right:confused:
 
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