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I just have a quick question about my 2001 2.0 selespeeds oil consumption.The car has 25000 miles on the clock has been serviced every year due to the low mileage covered it does not make it to the service intervals stated in the hand book.The car runs beautifully,but I have used 2 litres if oil in the last 2500 miles which have been done on the motorway.I checked other threads about this and have seen that it is about right,BUT then other people are saying that the consumption is much lower.Any ideas or should I be worried.This is my first Alfa and having only ever owned VW'S in the past oil consumption is a new phrase to me.Oh by the way I purchased the Alfa a month ago from a very old gentleman who really looked after the car so I doubt it has had a hard life.Any ideas
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Re: oil consumption

dont worry about it mate, some use more than the others but as long as its no more than a litre every 600 miles your within the boundaries alfa states as normal. It seems oil consumption is something that it on the up these days, mates honda vtec drinks oil as fast as it drinks petrol. Just make sure you keep in on the max level and should be fine, try not to let it drop as running it near low seems to kill the variator very quickly.

Guys while on the subject of oil, had my car serviced at an alfa specialist and noticed my oil level was a good few mm above max, thing is it seems really smooth so have just left it-whats the max max level thats gonna do damage??
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Re: oil consumption

Nothing to worry about. It may settle down after a while after being driven properly especially if the previous owner has given it a very easy life
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