Join Date: Mar 2011
County: Western Australia
New Alfa Owner - engine oil pressure warning query
I have a 2004, 147 Selespeed. Purchased a few months back with 77,000kms.
The "low oil pressure light" came on a couple weeks after purchase, so immediately took this to a alfa mechanic who conducted a full comprehensive service. This was back on 24th January 2011..
The car runs beautifully and very happy with everything...however, some 1.5 months later, today (Wed 16 March) i noticed the "low engine oil pressure" light had come up again.
Again, i took this to the mechanic and once again he filled this up to the required level with Synthetic oil.
From what i heard, it doesnt sound uncommon that these motors require more regular oil top ups that most cars....Is it abnormal that i that this car has had 2 refills within 1.5-2 months?
I can confirm that this car does not leak oil and does not blow smoke. It runs well and is in supurb condition....i guess im just trying to get my head around the "oil pressure warnings" and if this sounds anything super urgent?
If these motors need filling every couple of months, i think it may be worth my while in purchasing bulk oil and refilling myself instead of going to the garage everytime i need a refill..
Your feedback is much appreciated.
BTW: loving the forum guys, great job.