GT Black Line - Overheating trouble
Hello Dearest Alfa Lovers,
I have recently bought a Blackline GT 07 2.0, One owner with 28miles on the clock.
Bought this from a trader, car seems to have been looked after very well and absolute pristine condition , even the leathers still had the new smell!
All the usual's, Mot's , service intervals seemed fine. I was prepared to do the cam belt kit as it had never had one done as its due on 36miles.
However all this bliss ended on the very same day i bought this vehicle it over heated.
This occurred after driving the car home 45 miles and it sat on my drive for an hour and then drove off to drop my mate who came to purchase the vehicle with me.
After approx 7miles driving i noticed the vehicle jerk/stutter and it switched off, this happened during spending time in slow moving traffic for about 10-15mins with out any warning lights showing.
Tried starting it and the same kept occurring, checked the heat gauge and it had reached its max level. there was no smoke form the engine.
Switched off the engine, pushed the car over to a car park and let it cool off with bonnet open, checked the oil level it was rock bottom and coolant was at minimum.
My concern is, does just oil being low and coolant being low - these Two facts alone make a vehicle overheat?
If not what may be the other reasons? I am aware if there are any oil leaks, piston rings worn off, head gasket, etc
But my Joy was shattered on the very first day and now thinking twice with proceeding with this purchase.
The trader came over to collect the vehicle very next day, filled it with oil and coolant prior to driving it away and have carried out a pressure test on it and guarantees the vehicle is fine and it was just due to low oil level.
My worry is if this reoccur after the 3 month warranty expires I may be in for folking it out to sort it out.
Any advice on this would be much appreciated, if any one has faced similar problem like this a GT 2.0 JTS.