Re: Stupid Service related questions
Most newer Alfa's don't even have the luxury of a Haynes manual ...
If it's the 147/156 TSpark then it's:
1) 7 litres I think (you'll never get all the old coolant out anyway -- see point 3). I usually make up 5 litres of coolant mix (50/50 with distilled water) and that enough. Unless of course you are planning to strip the engine and managed to remove all the coolant.
2) Alloy head/cast iron block (no cylinder liners in TS, only V6)
5) It is changed as part of a service? No ... wear&tear. Varies: first one failed at 6 years, replacement after three.
And as for tips, the 156 reservoir is already the highest point. Just run engine with cap off for a few minutes and top up as the air is expelled.
HIS: ex-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. 10th Sep 1998 to 12th Jan 2017
HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
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Last edited by gazza82; 20-07-09 at 13:30.
Reason: Answer 2 refined/corrected