Loss of oil, possible engine seize
Bought a 2007 Brera 10 days ago. Had to top up the oil a couple of days ago. Today started the engine, ticking over for a few minutes then I got a warning light saying low oil and the engine cut out.
Got out of the car and noticed a pool of oil underneath. Not sure where its come from, so I bought 5L of oil and it took the lot. Car still won't start, now I'm thinking it seized.
A mechanic friend has advised me that it could be the oil filter cap worked loose or damaged in some way.
Can anyone advise if this is a common thing on the brera.
I have since checked the cap and its very loose, just can't understand how it would become loose. Doesn't appear to be damaged in any way, just not on tight.
Will need to speak to the dealership I bought it from but I can see them trying to wriggle out of any costs. only drove 300 miles to boot.
Any advice or similar experiences would be appreciated