New 156 Owner - Happy ...then stressed!!
I have recently purchased a 156 1.8TS.
I was very impressed with my intial aquaintance with the engineering and performance. Both the bodywork and engine seemed in perfect condition.
However, I was informed by the previous owner that the car had missed a Cam Belt change ... and that I ought to change it ASAP.
I arranged the Cam Belt, Tensioner and Cam Variator and General Service. However the garage could not do immediately - and I had to wait for 10 days for the work to be done.
In between times - something has given way and now the is a terrible clatter coming from the area of the Head. I have called the garage - and have been advised that if I am lucky it might only be a tensioner that has broken.
Am I unfortunate ....or is this typical of the experiences of a 156 owner??