Ive had my 72k X reg 2.5 V6 156 for a couple of weeks now and it runs like a dream, no running problems at all.
Today i noticed as i drove around town, doing a few jobs, that, what i assume was the fan that cools down the engine, was firing up when stationary. At first my heart skipped a beat, it sounded like a small factory powering up. I wasnt even sure if it WAS the car or if it WAS a small factory noise nearby !
The engine temp gauge was facing slightly to the right of 90 and the car was at full operating temp so an engine intercooler/fan etc had every right to be firing up when stationery.
Id just like to ask other 156 drivers (maybe 2.5 V6) if they are accustomed to hearing this when the engine is fully warmed up and they are staionary in traffic etc ?
Like i say, im new to the car and its probably entirely normal. I just thought id better check.
It just sounds like a fan, a LOUD fan. It doesnt sound broke or anything. I just dont seem to remember hearing it before. Maybe this is the first time ive spent a while with the engine ticking over on a warmer than usual day.
Around this time i also would hear a small noise for a split second AFTER and each time i fired up the engine.
Turn key - engine fires up - split second noise - gone.
Once again this was the first time i have heard these noises in the approx 10 days i have owned the car.
Mean anything to anyone ?
Also, the car has a full service history and has 72k on the clock. Can anyone tell me when the next service and cam belt change is due ? I have done a bit of reading about and discovered how extremely important these were on the 156.
Any help appreciated
Last edited by D_V6; 29-01-07 at 15:32.