<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by tony44:
<strong>My 147 2L has just started to use oil. For the first 10,000 miles it used no oil, I was only driving short distances. Now that I have changed jobs and doing quite a few motorway miles its started to use oil.
This is identical to a 146TI I once owed, it only used oil on fast journeys.
In this day and age this is completely crap. No car should use oil. I've owed about 20 cars over the years but only Alfa's used oil.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">this is because "your car is fitted with an alfa romeo high performance engine derived from their racing heritage and so may consume a sh1tload of oil etc etc"
no serously, i dont think that only alfas use oil Tony. someone here said that all "high performance" engines use oil, for example, high power VW TDI engines also use lots of oil it seems. imo, more revs = more oil.
our alfa has never used a drop of oil, it is only used for short distances and is mostly driven slowly (until i start driving it everyday...