This is the story: Everything perfect last 4000miles since I bought the car 6 months ago. Did change the oil and all filters 2000 miles ago.
Never had noticeable coolant loss, was always 1-2mm below MAX, never had high engine temperatures or white smoke. In summer it was at 90șC all time, in winter I had 70șC (thermostat a bit worn).
Two weeks ago I made a trip, 200 miles in motorway, at a slightly happy speeds (95-100mph).
When we reached our destination, I went to the gas station to have a coffee, and checked the fluids/oil, just in case, it's something I always do after long runs!
I found that the coolant was leaking on the hose clips, when I removed the cap there was a lot of pressure built inside.
I added 1L of coolant to have it fixed for the moment (I still need another liter to reach the max, but it was crazy expensive on the shop, so I just got 1L) and left the coolant cap slighly loosen to stop it building pressure. We spent few days of holidays by walking around the city, then we went back, no coolant loss (I assume because the loosen cap).
Then I started to read a lot of horror stories: Head gasket, head gasket, head gasket... omg, this just can't be happening to me, I always have the worst problems on my alfas!
I made a short video:
The whistling noise at the start is the exhaust gasket leaking because it was cold, it always does the first minute or so, when it warms it goes away, so I'm leaving it as-is until it worsens.
Notice the small bubbles...do they look like a leak from the HG?
Will this quickly turn into a serious HG problem, drinking coolant or mixing oil, or can it last just like this if I use the the pedal smoothly?
I read somewhere that a workaround when it's not a big leak it to make 1/4 of turn on the head bolts, and in some cases it works for a long time.