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what to look for on a 156 jtd sportswagon


I am going to look at a Alfa 156 1.9 jtd sportwagon on friday and just wanted to no if there is any things in particular I need to look for after a quick look on the forum it seems the main things are the timing belt and the front brake lines and for any fault codes and inspect the turbo and intercooler pipes for splits

Is there anything else I need to be aware off
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try and look underneath the car at the floorpan etc, rust can be quite an issue.

When test driving it, listen for any knocks etc, could be suspension top mounts, droplinks or arb bushes that are perishing.

Get the car warmed right up, and check the temperature gauge, if its sitting at a low temperature its usually because the thermostat has failed, and would require replacing, this will affect the MPG
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I'd have a quick look for rust along the top of the windscreen too.
Check both rear light covers are on the tailgate. Easy to fall off but easy to replace.
I guess it goes without saying but make sure boot roller cover is there. They are remove able and if its missing I'm sure it's a nightmare to source.
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