Tin worm attack ...
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Oil,plugs and coolant help
Plugs should be NGK Platinums. Yes eight in total: four of each size. Change them every 60000 miles.
Oil: I've only ever used Selenia 10W40 which is what the car came with. (BTW I have changed it since 1998!). I get mine from Shop4Parts in 2l and 5l quantities. Should be a good quality semi-synthetic, although th eoption is to use 10W60 fully synthetic if you drive hard! Everyone has an opinion on oil but I go with what Alfa say.
Coolant: I've used Paraflu and Halfords own! Mixed with distilled/deionised water (I live in the Chilterns which is hard water area .. and if you had seen the state of my old rad, you will see what that does!). As long as specs are same.
HIS: 1998 156 2.0 TSpark with Sport Pack 2, sunroof and hi-level spoiler in Alfa Rosso. V6 intake mod, clear side repeaters and Zeatek undertray.
HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"
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