The "d" word, and remaps - here goes!!

Paco

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Ok, I admit it, I have got a diseasel, a 1.9 JTD to be precise. It's roll-on acceleration is quite impressive for such a small engine, but it delivers it all in one huge gob of torque, which even I, with my fondness for 3200 boost lunacy, find a little irritating.

So it rows aliong ok, but i think a judicious remap could make a bit of a Q car. The only thing is I'm nervous about upsetting all this stupid particulate filtration nonsense that modern diesels are scuppered by.

Does anyone have any experience of remapping the JTD??

(cue tumbleweeds and Paco's sending to Coventry....)
 

MAF260

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No direct experience, but I was looking into this recently when considering a 2.4 engined 159 Ti for Mrs MAF. There's loads of places that will list your car, my advice would be to float around the Alfa forums for a while and see what they recommend. I've used the services of Jano at Auto Delta in Park Royal (West London) for performance upgrades on previous petrol engined Alfas I've owned. He'd be worth having a chat with to see what's possible, but like all these sort of places beware of how wallet-emptying the experience can be once they draw you in!
 

Paco

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Always good to have a recommendation, thanks!! There seems to be the usual mix of findings on the boards, and little actual factual experience!! I'll keep trawling.

I can recommend the 159 though, the sort of build quality Alfa have only dreamt of to date!
 

dem maser

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your going to shoot me............. i feel these upgrades are good on german cars, italian cars are not made as good as the germans are but they are improving, electrics might play up or something else, i dont know just my opinion
 

Paco

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Fair comment, but when I bought the 159 and was worried about the high mileage my local Alfa specialist told me I had nothing to fear, apparently the head of quality control was poached from BMW during the design process, and the result is the 159 is a totally different beast to a 156. Mine has done a load of miles but it is remarkably well screwed together, even compared to my S4 I've replaced, whose leather looked worse after 60k than the Alfas does after a lot more.

Not long ago an Alfa on this mileage would be borderline scrap, or at least in need of major surgery, this thing still feels new!! Everything - and I mean everything - still works!! It has a very solid and confidence inspiring feel to it.
 

bounty_hunter78

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I've remapped my last 4 Alfa diesels. i would reccommend autodelta or AHM motorsport. Depeding what you want i would budget £300 - £600. I do mine to get mpg, not neccessarily for power. But that said you definately feel the difference!
 

bounty_hunter78

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I ran a 147 to 115k with a remap. the remap was done at 50k. I've got 2 x 159s, different animal to the Alfa's of old. i wouldn;t worry about it.

give Jano at Autodelta a call or Adie at AHM they will be able to enlighten you much more than i could!