Just bought a '01 156 about a week ago, and already having problems. The first thing to go was the oil cooler thing shown in the pics. Put a temporary fix on the two pinholes with some radiator fix (two part metal epoxy) and it seems to be holding for the moment.
Should be getting the replacement some time this week, so will be replacing it ASAP. Since I will need to replace oil and coolant, figured I may as well replace spark plugs and air filter as well.
Anyways, the thing that is really bugging me is the noise!! When the car is on low revs (under 2500) there is a sound like a metal pipe being dragged along the ground. Once the revs come up, the noise disappears. Not sure what this could be, but will be checking the oil level in the gearbox on the weekend.
The rear passenger side wheel also sounds like the bearing is shot. Hoping this won't be too hard to replace, but am not really sure how to do this.
Any help would be appreciated ...
PS. Got in the car the other night and none of the lights were working. No headlights (low or high) and no fog lights. Parked the car in the garage and started removing and checking fuses. Couldn't find anything wrong with the system, until my girlfriend pointed out to me that the car is European and the headlight switch is on the left, not the right. LOL.