Re: V6 fuel economy
I always understood the GTV was heavier than a 156 anyway? I'm not complaining about my economy, seem to get around 23/25mpg. I've just noticed some GTA owners quoting high 20's often, so wondered whether Alfa worked some other magic on the GTA engine other than an increased displacement & hotter cams? Maybe they run leaner (and hotter)? I know the Alfa V6 is meant to over-fuel quite a lot at higher revs to lower its temperature. Also GTA cambelt failures seem slightly more common than with the (arguably more common) 3.0 engine... is this solely because of the extra 30bhp or is there something slightly different mechanically on the cambelt end of the engine?