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Sump bolt torque on 2.5 V6

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I have another question regarding my V6 156. I am trying to work my way through the standard service items one by one. I bought an e-learn CD from ebay, but I do not find it very user friendly

My question is the about the torque setting for tightening the sump bolt. The bolt on the V 6 is totally different to all the other models and according to the manual has to be torqued up to 64nm or about 45ftlb. This sounds rather a lot to me, is this correct.

Also amongst all bits and pieces I have bought is a pollen filter. I can't find any mention of it in the manual. Where dose it go???

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Re: Sump bolt torque on 2.5 V6

Pollen filter goes under the scuttle panel that your windscreen spray things are on..

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Re: Sump bolt torque on 2.5 V6

Sump bolt is easy.

Get a new copper washer, clean the bolt head base and the sump pan area with a cloth dipped in white spirit or something to get any ingrained filth off.

Then hand tighten the bolt as tight as hand tight is for you. Then a quarter to a third of a turn to nip it up.

Fill it up and obviously give it a nip more if any oil leaks out.

With a new copper washer, if it doesn't leak when it is tightened up, it won't till you take the bolt out!

Remember, thou shalt not re-use a copper washer!
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Re: Sump bolt torque on 2.5 V6

Sump washers from Alfa now seem to be the ones with the rubber seal built in. But still a use-once item.
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Re: Sump bolt torque on 2.5 V6

Which side? My manual appears to indicate the drivers side, that means removing the wiper arms but they will not come off. Any ideas on how to remove the arms?

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Re: Sump bolt torque on 2.5 V6

The wiper arms can be a tight 1,bit of wd40 and effort usually does the trick.
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its on passenger side. there are 3 screws.
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Re: Sump bolt torque on 2.5 V6

yeah if anything replace the washer, or it will drip and drip slowly til the next change.
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