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I am a new Alfa 159 owner (my first ever Alfa) and I am feeling very self conscious as I keep getting stared at in my new car! This never happened in my Audi.

I bought the car through Smart Alfa, before I read all of the bad press about them in this forum. I have to say that although sometimes the telephone correspondence became a little heated, I have now got my car at a healthy discount and I'm as pleased as can be!

Just one thing, the car (which has completed 250 miles) smells quite strongly of hot oil when it's been running for an hour or so. A friend of mine said that this was due to the engine/exhaust being coated in a protective film of oil and that the smell will go. Is this correct?

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Hi Dave,

It could be correct about the oil smell, but it could also have a leak, have yiu noticed any drop of oil underneath the car?
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There is no protective film of oil on the exhaust.....Like Gary I suggest you have a look underneath, or preferably take it to a dealer for checks. Hot oils smells are invariably gearbox related.....
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Hi and welcome, hope you get the help you need. Alfa's are made for looking at. Cheers
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There doesn't seem to be any oil under the car, no smoke either.

Gearbox trouble on a brand new car? Is this my intro to Alfa ownership?!

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Welcome to AO and Alfa ownership
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There doesn't seem to be any oil under the car, no smoke either.

Gearbox trouble on a brand new car? Is this my intro to Alfa ownership?!

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Could be!

Might be your first opportunity to use the & smilies! They inevitably become appropriate to us all at somepoint in our Alfa lives.

Welcome to AO and good luck with the oil smell. Hopefully it isn't a problem at all.

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Hello and welcome !!

Sorry to hear about your problems though !!
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