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Is there anything more embarrassing....

...... or humiliating than when your beloved Alfa arrives home on the back of a tow truck? And every heart rending mile of the 15 mile journey home you are aware of strengthening the prejudices of the anti Alfa establishment.."there's one broken down.... I told you they were rubbish..."
Such was my lot yesterday evening. Temperature gauge off the scale. Coolant boiled away and what looked like oil leaking underneath.
Oh the agony.Three years of happy motoring and never let me down before.
Tow truck driver mentioned oil cooler but I don't know if the 147 has such a thing. He works at an Audi dealership so what does he know about cars anyway.
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Re: Is there anything more embarrassing....

As I learnt recently, there's a heat exchanger that...well...exchanges heat between the oil and coolant. It might have leaked one into the other.

It's behind the oil filter. Looks like this:
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Re: Is there anything more embarrassing....

that'll never fit in your dvd player ! what you thinking off?
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Re: Is there anything more embarrassing....

at least youve still got yours mines been in the garage for over 3 months and i had to buy a 1.2 corsa with lexus lights to get around in now thats ambarassing
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Re: Is there anything more embarrassing....

I have been in the same situation some months ago ! on a sunday with a zilllion cars passing by before the tow truck arrived. The look on the faces of those Opel and VW drivers I will never forget....
But then again I have had 3 Alfa's and they never let me down..
One day the boom is lowered for every motorist !
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Re: Is there anything more embarrassing....

That's the nastie! Cheapskate attempt at cooling the oil a bit? Need that big matrix up front in the direct airflow like my Uno turbo and Lannie had. Mind you, a few use that filter body setup as a cooler method I believe? With failures, not just Alfa.:
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