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2.0 JTS grey smoke, what should i check first?

Firstly, hi fellas i've just acquired my first Alfa 156 JTS and absolutely loving it.

However i think in the flush of car buyers excitement i managed to miss the puff of grey exhaust smoke under hard acceleration.

But before i start to panic about piston rings and valve seals, this weekend i am planning to do a regular service (plugs, filters etc) and try to eliminate possible causes.

After a bit of searching of the forum i plan to:
  • change the oil to 10w60, im not sure whats in there but it looks pretty thin.
  • Clean the breather pipes, as a few on here suggested they can leak oil into the inlet.
  • compression test if i can get my hands on a gauge

Anything ive missed that might help?
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Hi, you're more likely to get a reply to this if you post it in the 147, 156 & GT lounge. It's just next door.
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Ah, cheers I'll try there instead!
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