Too many projects!
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2015
V6 engine cleanup
Hi folks, I'm looking sadly at the neglected, dirty and corroded looking V6 in my newly aquired 156 Veloce's engine bay and starting to plan what to do about it.
First off, is it relatively easy to remove the cambelt cover in situ, as you will see - mine is 90% rust, 10% paint?
Obviously cam covers / coil covers need attention / powder coated too and the EGR pipes are looking tired and a bit iffy / split but I can't seem to find any vendor who sells these for a '98, only MY2000 onwards and the pipes are different for these? Any pointers on this please?
Cleaning alloy - wise, is it simply a case of lots of elbow grease and WD-40? My experience with alloy cleaners like Solvol are that they end up being a LOT of work, as you make a clean, shiny spot and then have to clean everything else to the same standard or it looks like crap!
Any other pearls of wisdom appreciated on any unique aspect of the 2.5 V6, as my experience so far is all 3.0 V6 which is subtly different.
Thanks in advance
2002 Spider V6 - EL downpipes, Ragazzon, Ultra Racing ARB, strut brace, powerflex
1998 156 2.5 V6 - Konis, Supersprint, 166 alloys, 4-pot Brembo’s, GTA rear ARB, powerflex
2007 GT 1.9jtdm - 18’s, EGR delete, remapped
1998 GTV V6 phase 1 - being brought back from the dead!