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Join Date: Mar 2007
Re: 156 v6 black smoke and hesitancy after belt change
It's not so strange. You took your car in to have the timing belt changed and now the symptoms would seem to indicate that the timing may be out. You said they are a reputable Ferrari/Porsche specialist but I wonder how different those engines are to the V6 lump? The timing belt change on the Alfa V6 is notoriously awkward and should only be undertaken by an Alfa specialist. Just my opinion. Hope you get it all sorted ok. In reality you took your car in there in working order, I wouldn't let them return it to you in any other condition.
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