I am sort of a newbie owning an Alfa (been 4-5 months now), so bear with me
. I've done two major (3000 km) trips (basically across Europe and back) in my 147, and I've noticed it burns about 1l per 1000 kms, is that normal or should I be worried? There are no oil leaks under the car, there is no smoke coming out of the exhaust (the pipe end is sort of clean), the anti-freeze is clear i.e. no oil has leaked in it, and my cylinders apparently have the appropriate pressure (got that measured).
I guess it's important to note that on these trips I was doing over 4000 revs most of the time (that's about 10hrs of driving a day or approx. 1000 kms or a bit more).
Another thing that popped up today is this sort of clunking noise (don't really know how to describe it), just like something is loose and hitting something else (due to vibration or what not) when I rev up the car and then release the throttle (i.e. like on gear changes) -- I am wondering if it's just from somewhere along the exhaust pipes or it's something bigger.
I am anyways going to go to ATU (I live in Germany at the moment), to check if they have any Selenia oil (I will really appreciate it if someone can give me a tip on where to find some around Bremen), and I'll probably ask them to check out the car, but I was hoping to go a bit prepared so I don't get ripped off because money is sort of tight right now (and anyways I am a student).
So thanks in advance to any tips and so on.