After falling in love with the 147 at first sight i finally purchased one and collected it 7 days ago.
It's a 51 reg 1.6 with only 30,000 miles on the clock and full service history.
I cannot describe how happy i was with the car, the interior and drive surpassed my expectations. I was finally a proud alfa owner and was looking forward to thousands of miles of driving plesure and plenty of looks from jealous onlookers. Untill i noticed a large patch of oil on my driveway!
I have very little knowledge of the engine side of cars, just a passion for driving.
I was hoping someone out here might be able to tell me if this is a common probelm on the 147, were it may be leaking from etc..
I checked the oil level and noticed that it was well over full, i have been told that this may have actualy caused the probelm in the first place, something to do with pressure.
Although i am hoping, prehaps naively, that this leak is just the engines way of getting rid of the excess oil and that all will be fine once oil level has decreased!?!
I would be grateful for any help/ advice any1 can offer, thanx.