i think we would allbe very interested what their findings are,could you post them up? thanks could be just a leak though,and the mystery of the varying oil consuming 147s continues. Mine is about a ltr p/1000 kms,as the book says,but this is way lower than some in here.Perhasp the biggest factor is the way it is driven from new.I mullered mine straight away (don't do it from cold though) and i use only competition oils,which do not break down at higher temperatures as much.Also,there is the huge difference in types of oil used by guys in this bbs,huge difference in driving styles and different states of tune
Oil burns as a vapour and as such is "used",technically i believe this is called the flash pint,and all oils have a different flash point.I got that from an oil site!
Also,i suspect that that the high oil using Alfas are using fuly synth as these oils need a lot of polymers to be added to achieve the stated multi-viscosity rating,and polymers are burnt and used.Its the oil that lubricates,not the additives,so a wide multi-vis oil would use more oil as more polymers are being burnt?
just guessing,but i think the subject of oils is technially more advanced than just writing off Alfas as mechanically poor!
Autodelat recommend a wide multi-vis oil,10w60,as the TS runs hot,
he got the best results from 10w60,which a sport car would need as they run a lot hotter,allegedly!! So many variables with oil and engines as to make a sweeping genralisation pointless.Imprezas use bugger all oil,but their big ends can blow,Alfas use it,but their engines don't blow if oil is maintained at the correct levels and changed regularly.Mechanically,i still think the TS is a great engine,electrically the car is maybe less of a winner! but i put up with it with the ocassional moan,but on the whole,i still love the car