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bazzbazz

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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2020, 10:51:00 PM »
If you intend washing down the engine, remove the coil packs first.  Water will get into the sparkplug tubes so best to pull it all apart beforehand to make it easier to degrease, clean and de-water.

Or cover the top of the camshaft covers with plastic & tape and then do that area individually by hand. Just a thought.
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2020, 10:55:51 PM »
The good news is that had two full runs today in peak hour, 50 min each way, hot weather. No missing or rough idling all is good, and behaving 100% correctly.

Noooo Beatle - I have no intention of squirting water anywhere near the inside of the engine bay. That would be tempting fate ...

Seriously though, the engine bay is actually pretty spick and span, so no desperate need.

As an aside, I always use 98 RON - no idea if it makes any difference.
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2020, 11:28:14 AM »
As an aside, I always use 98 RON - no idea if it makes any difference.

Burns hotter.  ;)
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2020, 07:56:27 PM »
And longer Bazz - took the fireys 4 goes to extinguish...
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2020, 11:22:02 PM »
And longer Bazz - took the fireys 4 goes to extinguish...

I don't know if I should laugh or cry at that ........
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 12:21:00 AM »
You wanna cry, hey Pooh, show him the photos.  :'(

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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2020, 01:43:42 PM »
 :'(
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2020, 04:50:00 PM »
Ouch! Did you have a fire extinguisher on board?
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2020, 05:58:47 PM »
Not back then, this was my first 156 which caught fire in 2015.

So the first thing I did when I bought both my subsequent Alfas was get a fire extinguisher.

Interesting thing I learned from the fireys was that such car fires are actually a pretty common occurrence and happen to most makes, particularly as electronics have become more complex.

Nowadays emergency responders also face the extra challenge of dealing with crashed/burning hybrid/electric vehicles (can't extinguish H/EV fires using normal retardants and they can deliver fatal shocks after a crash).
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2020, 06:56:31 PM »
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Re: rough idle 156 V6
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2020, 06:41:17 PM »
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Our Dutch firey friends utilised a clever system to fight electrical fires, though. A flatbed truck equipped with a crane and a large container of water was dispatched

So, that would mean in future the fire brigade will need to send two trucks to every crash in case it involves a H/EV?

I'm a bit surprised there hasn't been more public discussion about the extra risks posed by H/EVs in an accident.
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Before: 2001 156 V6 (sadly cremated)