Re: Alfa 156 Oil consumption
how exaclty do you check the oil?
flat surface, manual says run the engine for 5 minutes, use the dipstick, wipe, replace, remove, check its between max/min marks.
do you completely replace the dipstick? ie, all the way back down, or just to the first stopper point?
i checked immediately after a 25min drive to see if it made a diff, it was all hot of course, but there was also wisping smoke coming from the dipstick hole and a burning smell... the oil level was still bang on the max mark! surely with a running engine the oil should be all stuck inside the engine so you get a low mark?