146 1.7 boxer!!!
Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:03 AM
kilometer able to go for full tank of 146 1.7 boxer??? how much
horsepower of it??? is it high maintainance cost???
my friend consider to get it recently and ask me to help him to get some
useful information... can somebody or owner give a piece of advice of
driving this car???
your helping is so much be appreciated...
Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:02 AM
400km. 121hp (i think). timing belt change at approx. 40K. One air bag.
good pickup. nice to rev. engine sounds zrooommmm - nice. only in manual
typical continental type of maintenance. i.e much more expensive than the
Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:05 PM
my few years ownership i always kena tapaoed by kancil, kelisa....etc So
is that good pickup?
Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:09 PM
bought mine 1.7l 16V in 1997 for 99K promo price.
1st gear reach at 60km/h, 2nd at 80km/h, 3rd gear 120Km/h etc. change
gear before the engine cut in. approx. 6900 rpm.
I can easily tapao "most" of the car from standstill with similar
capacities. My trip to Ipoh from KL can easily take 1hr.45min or better.
The car can maintain 160-170Km without running out of steam.
Many new owners complain to their mechanic about lack of power. Because
Alfa can not be driven like japanese car. If you are changing gear at
1500-2000rpm, the car is a whimp. Yes bo_lak. !!! When you started to
change gear at 3500rpm and above the car just come alive. The sound of
the sweet engine is just amazing. once you get use to the car, you can
change gear by listening the Vrroooommmm sound of the engine. This is the
characteristic about a boxer engine, ie. poor low end torque at low rpm.
Alfa is meant to be driven hard!!!!
I am sure other alfa kaki will tell you the same things. once you have
driven an alfa it is hard to find a replacement for the same price.
Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:19 PM
Alfa I have owned and I shall tell you what, the more you rev it up high,
the better the engine gets. Once you get to the third and fourth, by
revving up at 5000rpm from 1st and 2nd, the car just can't find enough
space to get through, cos there are so many blxxdy blinking cars on KL
roads. You can definitely feel the power and speed that hard revving gets
from the engine. I think what the other guy did when challenged by other
cars, was to change gears too quickly. From standstill, if each gear is
only changed at about max revving, it will definitely tapao most comers in
the same class. Forget about Kelisa and Kancil, etc., they are for kids!
Posted 12 September 2005 - 10:34 AM
everyday I enjoy the ride. One and a half tank fuel give me apprx. 800 km
for mixed driving and sometimes redline to the limit. BTW, I'm using 17"
rims. As for the pikup.., so far nothing with the range of 1.6cc NA and
below other than B16A/B Vtec engine able to give a good fight either frm
standstill or hiway running.
Posted 12 September 2005 - 10:11 PM
got spare tank under the driver's seat meh?
Posted 13 September 2005 - 10:27 AM
520km ...but "I'm still tak percaya" so I filled up another half tank to
see if it goes propotional.. then total up I get 800km. This after I'm
using your lambda sensor. Previouly was around 350km per tank using koyak
But one thing I noticed the lambda that I used is kind of sensitive. When
WOT normally during 1st gear suddenly injector light turn on and goes off
when change gear.., mcm wide band lambda sensor la.. , meaning it can
detect a slightly rich mixture during WOT. No light nothing during
cruising speed or idling. why ahhh ?
Posted 13 September 2005 - 12:08 PM
because itu lamda sensor, champion punya lamda sensor..
tarak juai punya..
Posted 13 September 2005 - 08:43 PM
my standard bosch is a real wanker as compare with yours.