Join Date: Mar 2011
County: Australian Capital Territory
2.0 JTS Oil usage
New to the world of Alfa, having recently purchased 2nd hand 2004 156 TI, 2.0JTS engine.
The engine has used 2lts of Selenia Racing 10w60 per 1000 kms, I am assuming that this is high usage?
The car pulls nicely no apparent oil leak in the engine bay, very rarely get a puff of bluish smoke under hard acceleration, quite a bit of carbon depositing on the exhaust tip.
Have had the Thermostat replaced a couple of weeks ago.
1. Carbon depositing on exhaust tip - running rich or burning oil?
2. Very occasional puff of blue smoke - piston rings or valves?
Have been fastidiously checking the oil every couple of days but who knows what the previous owner was like! Actual MPG lower than what the trip computer is telling me 10l per 100km to 8.4l per 100km