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Post #9 ... I do 70miles a day recently been working 7 days 12hrs for weeks on end so I need something to eat up the miles and not bankrupt me in the process. Under normal circumstances I'd be doing 350 - 400 miles a week and just fill it up when necessary ... I always reset the trip (just habit) and have had the car long enough to know its range. Nitro+ definitely makes it quieter/smoother (petrol heads will love that) so I don't mind the extra pennies per litre on that ... The only thing that surprises me is that I've actually covered that amount of miles when I come to fill up next time, so I obviously still love driving the car ... and as stated, will do until early retirement and that QV that I'm aspiring to.

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Just a point on the scary M32 gearbox. I dropped the oil out of my 70K miler in the summer before our South of France trip, it was the original oil and came out as clear as white wine, there was not the slightest evidence of any metal on the sump plug.

So some M32 are fine, others, well you just get unlucky.
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Just a point on the scary M32 gearbox. I dropped the oil out of my 70K miler in the summer before our South of France trip, it was the original oil and came out as clear as white wine, there was not the slightest evidence of any metal on the sump plug.

So some M32 are fine, others, well you just get unlucky.
That's good to know.
Still on the original oil myself at 50k miles. I've had a bit of low-volume 'whine' (not really a whine, but can't think of a better description), for about 20k miles now.
Think I'll just carry on and leave it - I've read of people on here changing the oil when the box has been making noises and it's gone bang within a few thousand more miles...
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That's good to know.
Still on the original oil myself at 50k miles. I've had a bit of low-volume 'whine' (not really a whine, but can't think of a better description), for about 20k miles now.
Think I'll just carry on and leave it - I've read of people on here changing the oil when the box has been making noises and it's gone bang within a few thousand more miles...
I think thats more to do with people trying to solve a broken up bearing with an oil change and not that the new oil has caused the box to fail.
With the known m32 issues you would be wise to change the oil if it done 50k.
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It says in my manual change the gearbox oil and rear diff oil at 90k which is just over 50,000 miles. I done mine then
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I think thats more to do with people trying to solve a broken up bearing with an oil change and not that the new oil has caused the box to fail.
With the known m32 issues you would be wise to change the oil if it done 50k.
That's exactly what I'd be trying to do if I did change the oil now! At least I think so.
If I did get it changed, I'd find out once and for all if I have actually got a gearbox problem if there's bits in there.
It's always been in the back of my mind that it probably isn't the 'box after all this time.
So I need to get the oil changed!
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It says in my manual change the gearbox oil and rear diff oil at 90k which is just over 50,000 miles. I done mine then
My service book says 84k miles for your Q4 - 'replace front transmission oil'.
There's nothing listed for other engines, but we all know not to follow Alfa's recommendations or lack of...
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My service book says 84k miles for your Q4 - 'replace front transmission oil'.
There's nothing listed for other engines, but we all know not to follow Alfa's recommendations or lack of...
But what is the cost of some oil, plus you get the satisfaction of knowing.

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But what is the cost of some oil, plus you get the satisfaction of knowing.
Precisely, and as I said I would in my post before that one
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As I was told many years ago, Oil is cheaper than Metal.
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For all the Alfas I've owned it's been:
Follow the Continental Europe (Not UK dealer shortened) service period,
plus a mid-service-period oil change.


Doesn't hurt to at least check it.
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