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156 V6 - a few Qs B4 buying

I'm seriously considering buying an early 156 V6 from a local Ford dealer! (it was a trade in). Low mileage, FSH including recent cam belt service and in general very tidy condition.
Just a few niggles which I'm hoping to get some advice on:
1)The exterior trim along the bottom of the door windows and the matching piece on the B pillar look like the steel under the plastic is rusting, the plastic has that ominous bubbly look. Are these easy to replace or repair.

2) the hand brake warning light flickers on under hard acceleration (foot flat down,3-6000 rpm in third). Is this just a usual Alfa electrical gremlin or a signifier of some other problem?

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1. the door trim should be easily available to buy & replace

2. check the brake reservoir for low fluid level
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Thanks Pat

I should have twigged to the brake fluid level warning, having had 164s in the past, Doh!

I've bought it... me like! So does my wife, she said it was like driving a more powerful 33. Seeing as she rolled our last 33 I'd better watch out!

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Go for it, although they say the 2.0 TS handles better, (lighter front end).

I'm just in the process of changing my outer window seals, which had also gone rusty inside. You can't repair them, they are impossible to get back on successfully once off. New ones are available to order from Alfa but you do need to completely remove the inner door cards to access the lower allen bolts that secure the rear door handles.

Check the state of the window winding motors while your at it, dodgy door seals allow rain etc to get to the front motor bearing and seize it, fairly easy to free though, clean up and re-grease.

Good luck mate.

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