The expenditure which is voluntary wouldve be the chip and induction kit, the suspension was very laboured all the bushes needed changing. I would never voluntarily change the drop links wishbones, hubs, alternator, battery, belts, washer motor, the car was never looked after before I gained ownership and all these issues have been on the car and I have fixed them as a necessity! The wishbone snapped when I was driving and I nearly lost the whole unit lol! I appreciate your comments and I'll flush the system today and start again. I take all comments on board and from my comments back I've thanked people for advice and I've followed the advice in getting the car pressure tested!
The punk gunge is very sticky and hard to get off fingers I had the bottle off to clean out to see if it was because I forgot to fill it up or it's a more serious issue, since using the radweld the black smoke has become less prominent so I'm suspecting the turbo seals are going or its an injector issue, I understand people won't bs happy when I say that yes I'm selling the car as is before anything does go wrong as I simply cannot afford to repair and I'm only wanting £800 for a 2001 156 with 124000 miles which is not much for the diesel version of these cars, compared to the petrol version of these!
I serviced the car every 6 months and looked after it well I just can't take anymore repair bills on the car I need something reliable and cheap to repair! Alfas are not reliable and there is alot of issues with alfas! Not that everyone would agree, I'm not an expert on this but they made a big issue out of it breaking down alot on topgear