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Rev Limit

Original Poster:

197 posts

34 months

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Hi All,

Here are a few pics of my 147 which I picked up today! Its the 150bhp JTD Ti which pulls surprisingly well! This is my first diesel so im still getting used to the powerbands and when to change gear, its certainly alot nicer to drive than my old Celica however.

And to quote Mr Clarkson "You cannot be a true petrolhead until you’ve owned an Alfa Romeo"




Alfahorn

5,861 posts

88 months

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Very nice, however someone has swapped the wheels at some point in the past! frown

Max M4X WW

2,488 posts

62 months

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Alfahorn said:
Very nice, however someone has swapped the wheels at some point in the past! frown
Car looks too new for the wheels.

Nice car, but not sure Clarkson would agree with a JTD! wink

trashbat

3,105 posts

33 months

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Alfahorn said:
Very nice, however someone has swapped the wheels at some point in the past! frown
They're made of cheese, so not entirely surprising or unreasonable.

seismic22

384 posts

49 months

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I think the wheels suit it well regardless of the fact theyre not original.

Used to regularly drive one of these only with a q2 diff in it, flip me that used to handle well for a fwd diesel!

Great engine that actually feels like it likes to rev, sounds quite nice high up the range too. Did get caught off guard a couple of times though when I went to floor it and wasnt in the turbo range, always used to feel a bit on or off with the power but I bloody loved it and is certainly the most characterful modern diesel I have ever driven.

Nice buy! Now go get it remapped! Pretty sure the ducati corse versions of these ran 170bhp?
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Alfahorn

5,861 posts

88 months

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trashbat said:
Alfahorn said:
Very nice, however someone has swapped the wheels at some point in the past! frown
They're made of cheese, so not entirely surprising or unreasonable.
This is true.

Alfahorn

5,861 posts

88 months

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seismic22 said:
I think the wheels suit it well regardless of the fact theyre not original.

Used to regularly drive one of these only with a q2 diff in it, flip me that used to handle well for a fwd diesel!

Great engine that actually feels like it likes to rev, sounds quite nice high up the range too. Did get caught off guard a couple of times though when I went to floor it and wasnt in the turbo range, always used to feel a bit on or off with the power but I bloody loved it and is certainly the most characterful modern diesel I have ever driven.

Nice buy! Now go get it remapped! Pretty sure the ducati corse versions of these ran 170bhp?
More doesn't necessarily make it better in my opinion. It's nice to have the extra umph, however for me how the car drives and handles is more important.

I have the 140bhp in my 156 SW and I agree with your comments. It's a fantastic engine, very characterful for a diesel and sounds quite good.

Killer2005

15,908 posts

108 months

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Alfa ownership smile

Chris Peacock

791 posts

88 months

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OP, Don't listen to the views of the entertainment show "Top Gear"........


Owning a car made of paper doesn't change anything about your love for the internal combustion engine, *petrol and all things related to it.


(*Or diesel, in your case....)


Nice car BTW.
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