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I have a 53 Reg Alfa 156 2.0 JTS, and have noticed it is very smoky.

During cold start and during normal running, although it does get less once warm.

Does anyone know if this is common with the 156 JTS? or do i have another problem?

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Re: 156 JTS Smoking

what colour smoke? if its a white like steam its normal. . . . i hope lol mines the same seen other threads like this and other peoples are the same think it just the cold weather.

if its blue then i'd start to worry
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Take it you mean the condensation smog screen you get when it is left running to get some heat in it on a cold morning (had loads here recently, -8 on Mad Friday (before christmas)). Entirely normal - if it's cold enough the car disappears!!!!

Smoke to worry about smells terrible - your first whiff of oilsmoke will let you know - have you not ever found yourself behind a car burning oil? Stench is horrific!!!

Blue (oil) or black (excess fuel) is to worry. Of course white oil smoke (from a turbo usually) is a worry - it's just spewing it into the exhaust - vapourising it not burning it. Was working with a JCB 415 that decided to do that - had to fill it with oil twice to load the wagon!!! Looked like it was on fire with all the smoke

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Re: 156 JTS Smoking

In an N/A petrol white smoke/steam isn't usually a problem, especially it its first thing in a morning. Oil burns blue, over fuelling tends to blacken the smoke. If its always steamy, and the car is loosing coolant, it could be signs of head gasket failure. But first thing on a morning is perfectly normal!
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Thanks everyone, thats put my mind at rest as i get a white smoke.

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