My 2002 147 2.0 ts has done 74k, but the engine was rebuilt at 58k before I bought the car. Engine is usually very smooth & lovely (except the last week or so with a suspected lambda sensor problem) - anyway...
Since about January Ive noticed the cars using a bit more oil than it should. Not as much as some of the horror stories Ive read on here, but still, it shouldnt be using as much as it is. Its used oil when I check every week or 2.
Anyway as the car doesnt smell like its burning oil, and theres no blue smoke, and had the oil changed at 71k, I wondered if there was an oil leak somewhere... so Ive tried to have a good look around the filter & under the engine.
The plastic undertray is a bit damp... Ive tried taking a few pictures under the car & put them on photobucket.
Pictures by tim145j - Photobucket
Also, the reason why there are a few pics of the oil filter, is because when I felt it, there were a few funny marks on it that are possibly a stone chip or two. Seems quite odd for a 3 month old filter.
Is the only way of checking this out further getting it up on ramps?