Engine System Failure
I Recently purchased my Alfa Romeo 147 from a dealer. About a week later on my way to football I was travelling at about 80mph and the Engine system failure flashed on and seconds later it disappeared. I thought nothing of it but soon started to realise I was using a lot of oil. A friend of mine later advised me that he car was burning oil (pushing a lot of smoke out of the exhaust. I was putting a litre in every 100 miles, now I'm no mechanic but I'm sure that's not great ! Now this is where things get really bad. It's now 2 months since I purchased the car and about 20 litres of oil later. I was driving home from football and again travelling at 80mph the Engine System Failure light comes on and stays on, I also notice the car has lost a lot of power. Coming to the next traffic lights the car is going below 1000rpm and juddering badly. I finally got it home. The car now is sat on my drive. I keep starting it up and it sounds like a diesel car, still juddering and the engine looks as though it may pop out all together. I reversed it off the drive and back up again and it's now making a strange metal grinding noise.
Any suggestions guys ????