Smoking 2.0 jts, what to check first?
Firstly, hi fellas i originally posted this in the engine section, but Wilbur G suggested id have better luck in here. I've just acquired my first Alfa 156 JTS and absolutely loving it.
However i think in the flush of car buyers excitement i managed to miss the puff of grey exhaust smoke under hard acceleration.
But before i start to panic about piston rings and valve seals, this weekend i am planning to do a regular service (plugs, filters etc) and try to eliminate possible causes.
After a bit of searching of the forum i plan to:
change the oil to 10w60, im not sure whats in there but it looks pretty thin.
Clean the breather pipes, as a few on here suggested they can leak oil into the inlet.
compression test if i can get my hands on a gauge
Anything ive missed that might help?