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Hello everyone I have just this week purchased a 156 2.5 V6 and am loving it! But I do have one horror story - I have just notice some white gunk in the expansion tank and am preying it is not a head gasket. It is only a small ammount but enough to have me very worried - I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this or if you also think it is a head gasket - in which case I am also guessing that there is no way of knowing which one of the 2 heads it is - so will I have to replace both? The car is running excellently I am not losing any oil or water and the temp of the engine is fine if not a little cold. Which brings me on to my next question - what temp would you say is normal for the V6 I was expecting it to run just below 90 degrees but it seems closer to the 50 mark!
Many thanks for taking the time to read this - oh by the way the car is on an S plate and has done 44k.
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Re: New Alfa Owner 156 V6

Sory Vincent, I can't answer your questions (I'm sure someone else will), but welcome aboard.
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Re: New Alfa Owner 156 V6

Hi Vincent. Welcome to AO.

You'd be better of posting technical questions in the 147, 156 & 159 Tech Lounge.

Good luck.
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Re: New Alfa Owner 156 V6

Hi Vincent,
Welcome to Alfa V6 motoring, although the white gunk doesn't sound too healthy. Get it checked out by a reliable Alfa workshop... the sooner the better!

My 3.2 runs at a constant 90 degrees water temp / 100 degrees oil temp once warmed up, regardless of weather conditions.

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