Re: New Alfa owner and loving it..a couple of questions
Oil - It varies. My GTV only seems to use about 250-300 mls per 1000 miles, but the manufacturer says it can use up to 1 litre per 1000 miles. Don't know why such a discrepancy. If you're using 1 litre per thousand miles or less, I doubt it's a leak, it's probably normal.
Boot release button - yeah my boot release doesn't work either - boot release mechanism just below the boot lid needs to be adjusted with a wrench/spanner - I haven't got round to this but you should be able to do it yourself. Might help if you have a second person to sit in the car pressing the boot release button though!
That bit of bodywork - dunno sorry. If it just needs painting I think that's the easiest solution.
Fluctuating idle. This happens a lot - do a search for threads about it and you'll find loads. Mine had a fluctuating idle for a month but it dissapeared after the 60,000 mile service. I know people have said this can be down to lambda sensors, dirty idle actuator (or soemthing), but get it serviced and see what happens.
GTVs are great to drive - enjoy!!
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