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Have just bought a JTD 2.4 sportwagon (Mar 2002). First ever AR.
So far very happy.
However, broke down on the second day - garage repaired problem - an 'air meter' of something but took 4 days - had meant the car would only drive a 5mph and achieve 2000 revs. (I like to drive cars I am not however particularly mechanically minded but would like to learn alittle and get advice on how to prolong the life of the car & engine)

Anyway have driven to work once and of course shown off to some of my friends - filled up the diesel 55.00 phew - hope I do get a few miles out of that!)

It is fairly high milage 67500 (but a good price and excellent condition) and I was reading the thread about 'oil changing' how often should it be changed - as the engine has done some miles more than average should I been changing it more often - every 6000 miles - or about now?
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Welcome to the forum!Most Alfa owners,myself included change the oil every 6000mls(or 10.000 kms) at the most.Good luck with your fancy estate!
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Welcome, I wouldn't worry too much about the mileage, its a little bit more than avarage, but then diesel engines can take higher miles.
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Welcome...

My impression of modern cars is that the mechanicals last "forever" if the car is properly serviced and not Abused, but the components that require any form of eleictricity are not so lucky...this is not an Alfa thing, but seems to be built in obsolescent of "electrical" items.
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Best of luck with your SW, that 2.4 diesel is some engine !
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welcome to AO dude...all the best and enjoy ...

 
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