noisey 156 engine also blowing out blue smoke :(
my alfa 156 has started making a terrible rattling and blowing blue smoke, havent done a compression test yet but the smell of oil burning tells me its probably rings.
in the last 3 months the car has only ever been started up and run to temp once a week and in the previous year it only ever did short journey's save a few trips to the coast, the previous owner didnt really keep a proper check on oil level as far as i know (it was the father-in-laws) so i suppose its no great surprise as its on 112k miles
ive decided that getting another lump (picked up a 75k engine already) and freshening it up is the best way to go about it money wise and so i have a reliable car for the next few years. I'll be changing the timing belt, tensioners, waterpump, balancer belt and tensioner for definite but after reading about things id be stupid not to change the variator i think ? also gonna whip the head off and examine what i can before swapping the engines over
is their anything else i should be checking over or measuring ? also going to clean the carb out and possibly send a set of injectors off to be sonic cleaned depending on cash