Hello all, this is my first post, as most of the info I have needed I have found by browsing. However, I cannot find anything about my problem. Sorry if this is a bit long winded.
My 156 Selespeed has started smelling hot after driving for a short distance, I have checked the oil and the water and both are ok, with no milky signs in the oil cap. My wife says it smells like steam, but it could be hot metal.
I have put it on fiatecuscan, and the only fault is that the temp sender was playing up, (my stat has failed open and sometimes the sender was failing to send info, the gauge read zero and the fan came on full speed.) No other faults show up.
The smell seems to start once I have started driving, before writing this I had the engine on for about 10 minutes with no smell, but don't take this as final, as at first I thought the smell was there before starting to move.
I will fully check this to confirm.
If anyone has any ideas on what is smelling, and what to try before I take the plunge and take it my local independant alfa garage, I would be very appreciative.