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Posted: 06 October 2010 at 18:50 | IP Logged Quote kelvinator

Hope someone can help with a bit of advice...

I've just got back from holiday, picked up my Alfa 159 (1.9JTDM)but almost immediately noticed a loss of power/revs when I was driving. About 20 miles into the journey the display flashed up "Check Engine" and the Injection System Failure" light came on. I've managed to limp home but need some advice as to what to do next. Namely:
1. Could it be a simple problem caused by the car being idle for ten days?
2. What other possible causes are there?
3. Can/should I risk driving it to my friendly Alfa specialist (approx. 30 miles) or should I get it towed?

Any advice much appreciated!

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Posted: 06 October 2010 at 19:26 | IP Logged Quote David C

Was the car in a normal carpark where you keep the keys, or was it in the type where you leave your keys and they shuffle the cars around constantly?

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Posted: 06 October 2010 at 19:46 | IP Logged Quote kelvinator

It was one of the car parks where you leave the keys and they park up for you so I guess it could've been moved while I was away.
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Posted: 06 October 2010 at 20:17 | IP Logged Quote Richard H

DPF?

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Posted: 07 October 2010 at 12:04 | IP Logged Quote kelvinator

Thanks for the reply - but forgive my ignorance... what's a DPF???
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Posted: 07 October 2010 at 12:21 | IP Logged Quote David C

Yep, probably constantly shuffled round.
The DPF will be blocked and needs a forced regen.

I would NEVER use a carpark where you leave your keys behind.
Same goes for the valet parking services at airports where your car ends up dumped in an unsecured field while you are away!!

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Posted: 07 October 2010 at 13:42 | IP Logged Quote kelvinator

Lesson learnt there I guess - I'll be more selective in future!

One final question... Do you think I'll be ok to drive it to the garage?

Thanks for the advice

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Posted: 07 October 2010 at 21:15 | IP Logged Quote Cyderdelic

Should be ok to drive to garage

Diesel Particulate Filter DPF
It catches the soot in the exhaust. Every so often the engine overfuels to get the exhaust really hot to burn off the soot that has built up in the DPF. A lot of short trips can cause a lot of soot build up. Garage will plug in a laptop and force a regen 'soot burning' cycle.

Your car will have gone into 'limp mode' to prevent damage

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Posted: 13 October 2010 at 15:59 | IP Logged Quote alfce

if you are interested njs the alfa independant in pershore now does dpf removal.

where the dpf,s were there is a new piece of exhaust that bridges the gap,

not sure of the costs but it is all on his website what i was nosing about round 2 weeks ago.....



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