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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
A friend of mine posted here about 4 months ago about this very subject. His oil consumption was 1L every 500 miles.
When I examined the car, I found mayonase in the coolant, so suspected a gasket problem. Alfa refused to look at the engine, but berated the non-Alfa dealer for using anything but Mobile 1. So, engine was flushed, Mobile 1 was installed, and the car was driven for 1000 miles, using up just over 2L of oil.
The car was returned to the dealer again, who then passed it onto Alfa for a warranty repair...
Alfa then questioned why Selinia was not used in the engine, and questioned who recommended Mobile 1...
Once Selinia was washing around the sump, the car has behaved impecably, and in 10,000 miles has not used more than .5L.
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