wondering what to
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Yorkshire
Re: 156 information
more common faults include the thermostat (temp gauge sits at cold for 10-15 mins, should warm up within 5)
front wishbones (squeaking noise especially when stopping or going over a bump)
droplinks ("clonk" noise, as above)
front roll bar bushes (clonk on turning/lateral movement)
bonnet catch (clean this and regrease! make 100% sure it closes properly)
as above, check your oil weekly without fail. some engines use none, some can use a litre in 1000 miles. it seems to be completely random.
do you have history? has the cambelt ever failed? if it has, get someone to check for noise on your big end bearings.
the 156 is a great car, but it MUST be looked after.