Oil Consumption & Selespeed pump relay
I've had my 2001 147 for 18 months now and I have had a fair amount of issues with the selespeed system. Most recently i could not select any gears. The car stayed in neautral. I towed it to the local agents and they said the pump relay was faulty. It is costing me around 360pounds (ZAR4300 - I'm from South Africa) to repair, incl labour. Is this a common problem?
Secondly, My car uses a LOT of oil. Generally I have to add about 2 pints every time i put in petrol. If i boot it, i can see smoke coming out the exhaust. The car only has 110 000 km's on the clock and it has been using that amount of oil since i bought it (with 60 000kms on the clock). A couple of people i have spoken to reckon it could be valve stem seals. I'm not to keen on opening the head only to find its not actually the valve stem seals. Has anyone else had this problem?
Zayin Krige, Cape Town, South Africa