Now driving a 156
2.5 V6 24v
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United Kingdom
Well then, This covers my last week or so on my Alfa but here goes...
Got fed up (after a year of searching) trying to find a suitable replacement ecu/immobiliser/lock set for my 156 V6. In the end I overcame the problem by buying a much newer 156 V6. Happy days! OK, so this one wasn't without a few small issues. I only paid £650 for a 56 plate 156 V6 Veloce with 85k. A bargain in my opinion! First job fixed - airbag light - this was the boot airbag connector, but I did the under seat ones too. Next, a REALLY GOOD clean - I don't think it had ever seen polish or any kind of love that any Alfa needs. After some T-Cut and a couple of layers of colour polish, the 156 is looking beautiful again! While cleaning I made a discovery too - it has heated seats! Next job completed was a K&N filter - there is nothing better than the sound of an Alfa V6 engine! I am currently sitting in work (on a quiet night shift) polishing the chrome air inlet pipes. Soon, I will have my new 156 purring like a kitten and roaring like a lion!
In a few weeks there will also be a full stainless steel exhaust. Other issues to sort: Dent in boot and rear bumper after a previous owner kissed a post a little too hard. But as luck would have it, I have all the spare parts I need on my previous 156, so not really an issue. But on that note, I do have a whole 156 of parts now if anyone wants anything... I'll get around to putting an ad in the right place shortly. PM me if anyone needs anything from a CF2 156 V6. There was nothing wrong with my other 156 (also lovingly cared for) until the immobiliser died on me.
I simply cannot explain how good it is to have a 156 V6 again! (I don't even mind the £530 a year road tax - robbing bloody DVLA). The joy or driving has returned! I will add pictues to my profile when I can. This car is my new pride and joy and will be treated with love and lots of polish / cleaning and whatever it needs!