Join Date: Jun 2011
County: Australian Capital Territory
147 oil was low
I just bought an Alfa 147, 2005 facelift, 52k kms. I'm embarassed about this, but I didn't realise how important it was to check the oil regularly with the TS, so the first time I checked it today after driving about 1000km over two weeks (note: kms, not miles) I noticed the level was well below the minimum "dot" on the dipstick. I put two litres of 5w40 in, and now it's right on the "maximum" dot. Does the max dot represent 4.4 litres?? And, if so, can I assume I was running on about 2 litres?? I don't know how long it was at this level, but do you think the car would have sustained any damage?
The engine sounds perfect, and the oil pressure warning never came on, but I love my 147 and I'm worried I might have hurt it!! Would really appreciate your advice, and I promise I'll be checking oil weekly from now on!