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hi all out there, new to this having just bought my first alfa a 147 lusso. great car but seems to be using a great deal of oil. cannot detect any leaks, anyone can offer advice as to the problem??
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How much is it using? If it uses up to 1 litre per 1000 miles than that is normal consumption for a twin spark engine.
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By the way, TS engines have a small sump, so its important you check the oil level regualrly and keep it topped up. If the engine ever runs dry it can cause a lot of damage
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thanks Gary, it's about every 600 miles, might be a small leak but if so i can't see it! due for a 72,000 mile service, will get it looked at, thinking also og changing the timing belt. Was told done at 55,000 but not sure if true. Thanks for your help, appreciated.
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if the belt change has not been documented and your gut feel is that it needs changing..i would change it


 
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agreed, ensure they change the tensioner too.
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