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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
sorry to hear that...
I have to say, if you were told there was no oil in the engine this could be down to you assuming your alfa is like most euroboxes out there..or a honda, where you don't have to go near the engine between services...
you have the 2.2 which is a JTS engine, well they are designed to use the oil to cool the pistons at high revs and typically my 2.0 JTS in the GT used around a litre every 1k...this was a shock to me at first but I soon got used to checking the oil weekly...and normally topping up by about 300 ml, spot on the expected usage as I was covering 3-400 milea a week.
I'm going to ask what was your last car, fully expecting to hear german,or japanese.
its an alfa, you do need to check the oil and the minute the eml goes on that is the first thing to do.
however if alfa are serious about producing cars that will rival the mainstream choices in terms of reliabiltiy, this should not happen, and I fully understand why you are discombobulated..
you have followed the instructions only for the car to suffer a fairly catastrophic engine failure.
given the age and the full history from a main dealer I think you have good reason to expect recoursand if it were me I would want a new engine fitted at no cost.
at very least a good used one with no labour charge to yourself.
I wish you every bit of luck on this..but you may find that if you have let it run low on oil you may not have a leg to stand on, especially as the window sticker states that the oil must be checked regularly.
lastly if they don't agree to doing it, take it to autolusso in bournmouth for a new engine as dealer prices for this will cripple you.
Last edited by joeymannero; 20-01-15 at 17:14.