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How many miles has your 156 covered?
Mine done has 242500 miles now,still going strong!
 

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Near 277000km/172000mi in my twinnie. On the second engine due to oil consumption. Current engine has only done 114000km/71000m.
 

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00 TS 131000km, `98 V6 159km. Each with airbag light on at momen.....t agh
 
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Now that is impressive mileage! How many engines have you had? 😂
On number 2. It dropped a valve at 201k miles, have no idea how, or why, they are not known for it. I bought a car with 197k miles on it (it drove home like a car that had 500k miles on it) for £300. Swapped the engine over, so this engine has 293k miles on it now. Still pulls like a train, at 45-50mpg. Best engine Alfa ever made. 2.4 JTD 10 valve 150 bhp. Running a Monza remap for past 3 years, 190 bhp/295 lb ft.
 

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I think I have heard that that the 2.0 TS engine is probably the strongest TS petrol engine.
 

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My TS was at 210,000 when it sadly failed the MOT due to tin-worm .. :(

But I have it on good authority that the engine is still living and now resides in a Spider!!
 

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I think I have heard that that the 2.0 TS engine is probably the strongest TS petrol engine.
The 1.8 is more favourable. No balance shaft & belt to go wrong, and they often put out more power than promised, as opposed to the 2.0.
 

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The 1.8 is more favourable. No balance shaft & belt to go wrong, and they often put out more power than promised, as opposed to the 2.0.
The old Touring Cars used 1.8 engines bored out to 2.0 capacity .. You can take the balance belts off the 2.0, but the engine is a bit rough especially on idle. There are several posts about it on the forum .. try Search.
 

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The old Touring Cars used 1.8 engines bored out to 2.0 capacity .. You can take the balance belts off the 2.0, but the engine is a bit rough especially on idle. There are several posts about it on the forum .. try Search.
I'm well aware it can be taken of, but if we're talking stock reliability, the 1.8 is the way to go :)
 
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