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Idea My petrol alfa 147 sounds like a diesel plz help

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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Do a search on "variator"
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Does it only smoke when getting up to temperature? Alfa's do seem to push out big clouds until they are warm. Totally normal, especially in winter due to the difference in temperature of what's coming out of the exhaust and the surrounding atmosphere.

Ticking noise dies after a 10 seconds or so at idle? if so, probably a Variator.
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If it is whilst getting to temperature then its steam not smoke. Diesel noise is broken variator. Very common. As said before do a search.
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