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freedom, alfa v6 24v
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Africa
156 v6 oil leak
i am in desperate need of advice, i am a new owner of 156 V6 in South Africa, i picked it up at a steal and coudnt refuse as i am also an Alfisit but, i am well versed in the 2.0TI side draught Giulietta, this is new territory for me, i already changed the fuel pump and now i see the car leaks oil onto the exhaust and starts burning after a few minutes of idling, i thought it could be a loose rocker gasket so i took her for a drive and was engulfed in smoke after a few minutes. I jacked the car up and while idling had a look underneath, from what i see, the oil could be coming from a loose oil filter, or somewhere above the oil filter, its then collecting on the filter and dropping onto the exhaust, im praying its a loose filter but if not what could it be, also the car does not have the power i see from most stock V6's, it sounds like a miss(1 or 2 cylinders not firing) and still irresistible but what could that be, dead coil pack or just a plug(don't know when last service was done) and there no error lights coming on so i hope its one of those that's the problem.
How do i check the filter without draining the oil?
how do i test the coil and plugs?