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Help with my alfa 147 plzzzzzzzzzz

hello i have just bought a 2002 alfa 147 1.6 twinspark its done 65000 miles but when ticking over the car sounds like a diesel but does get quieter when u start driving and when stuck in traffic it seems to smoke alot but again clears when u put your foot down could i need thicker oil or something more serious
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The diesel sound most likely the variator. Is the oil level correct?
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Sounding like a diesel is normally variator wear....annoying but not serious - needs a new variator when your cambelt is changed. If your belt (and all tensioners) wasn't changed when it should have been (at 36K miles) get it done asap - if it was done then you are theoretically 7K miles off it needing to be changed again....but as it should be changed every 3 years anyway, you might be overdue on that basis......

As for smoke - if its only in the last few days that's more likely to be due to the change in the atmospheric conditions the air is colder, you appear to have a smoking exhaust for longer until its warmed up. But check by seeing what your oil consumption is....

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