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My 147 2.0 manual has covered just over 1000 miles now. Should I be thinking about checking the oil level? I haven't thrashed the engine in anyway but have read from earlier threads that they do use alot. Or should I be waiting for a warning light?
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Never wait for the oil warning light to come on. I check the oil every 1000 miles anyway, it's a good habit to get into. My car consumes about 2 litres of oil every 10k. I would hazard a guess that if you wait for the warning light it might be too late.

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Checking your oil once a week in any car should be recommended. For the sake of two minutes to read your dip stick it's hardly going to put your life on hold. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

It only takes a leak and your oil could be gone in days and a ceased engine would not be funny. [img]smilies/kaioken.gif[/img]
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I use a litre every 1000 miles which would take you down to the bottom of the dip stick!

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