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156 2.4 JTD Buying Help

Hi Guys,
Have been looking around the forum, but not really found what I want.

I am going to look at a 51 plate Alfa 156 2.4 JTD Veloce tomorrow.

As it is my first Alfa and I am slightly wary, if not in awe of, the mark I was wondering if there are any specifics to look out for that will be costly to fix.

I am going to check all the usual stuff, like...

bodywork - rust, panel gaps etc
electrics - working
engine - sounds OK, no excessive smoke etc etc
service history

So specifically 156 / Alfa known issues or JTD issues, car has done approx 100k and has had a cambelt and tensioners done.

Thanks in advance
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Re: 156 2.4 JTD Buying Help


I asked the same question a few days ago and got loads of help. Your question is a popular question to ask.

Do a search under 156 JTD and invest in an hours browsing. Help I got...

cam belt change at 60k or 5 years
unusual clonking noises
smokey exhaust
red injection light comes on when you hit the pedal hard
Must have FSH

I dont think Alfas deserve the reputation they get. A well looked after Alfa will put a smile on your face all the time.
Just look how bored the average Focus/Mondeo/Audi driver looks!!!!
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Re: 156 2.4 JTD Buying Help

Thanks moo,
I had clearly been searching with the wrong terms, but like you (saw your post) I have agreed to buy the one I went to see today as well, says it has been remapped to 165 BHP and pulls like a train (I used to have A BMW 330D sport).

Will probably put on Rolling road just to see what it is putting out.

Clutch has been done, cambelt + tensioners done at 70k ish + other reciepts.

Will put some pictures up when I actually get it.

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