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Can anyone help me. I have a 159Ti 2 litre diesel and I have just got this warning message. I have checked the oil levels and topped it up abit but still keep getting this warning message. Is this a visit to the garage ? any help or guidence would be appreciated. Thanks,

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When was the last time you had a full oil & filter change?
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When was the last time you had a full oil & filter change?
Exactly!

The message is telling you to have an oil & filter change...
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Hi,

The car is only six months old, so it looks like a visit to the garrage !!!!

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The car is only six months old, so it looks like a visit to the garrage !!!!

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Do you do a lot of short trips?
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a daily 30 mile trip and every couple of weeks a 200 mile run. This probably won`t be covered by the warranty i take it.

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So how many miles have you done in total? 26 weeks at 350 miles a week = 9880 miles by my reconing
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This probably won`t be covered by the warranty i take it.
Not a chance .... wear & tear!
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a daily 30 mile trip and every couple of weeks a 200 mile run. This probably won`t be covered by the warranty i take it.

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Do it yourself, it's easy enough, there's plenty of guides on the site to help you, and you know exactly what oil and filter your putting in/on the car (just put the receipts in with your service history book).
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How does the doodah know you've changed the oil? Do you have to reset something to say you've done it..??

I thought the beast worked out how many miles you did and how many cold starts etc. and then just flashes the message when it reckons the combination of miles and use means the oil is theoretically shagged..


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How does the doodah know you've changed the oil? Do you have to reset something to say you've done it..??

I thought the beast worked out how many miles you did and how many cold starts etc. and then just flashes the message when it reckons the combination of miles and use means the oil is theoretically shagged..


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I think it does have to be reset. Not sure if you can do it the same way as the 156 though
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How does the doodah know you've changed the oil? Do you have to reset something to say you've done it..??

I thought the beast worked out how many miles you did and how many cold starts etc. and then just flashes the message when it reckons the combination of miles and use means the oil is theoretically shagged..


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I'm not sure, but you could try an ECU re-set?
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The message can only be taken off by a garage (that has a certified Alfa computer) it can't be done by a regular motor computer nor can it be taken off manually like the 156. Probably the best bet is to take it to through the Alfa dealership service or an Alfa specialist.

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The 159 service and oil change warning can be reset using the paid version of Fiat ecu scan with a canbus cable as you need to connect to the body computer.
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Nice little earner in years to come then.

What happens in 2018 when the '59s are all second hand and old and nobody wants to take them to the garage any more? It's pretty ****ty.

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Nice little earner in years to come then.

What happens in 2018 when the '59s are all second hand and old and nobody wants to take them to the garage any more? It's pretty ****ty.

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You only need a £50 bit of software and a generic cable to reset.
So not that much of an issue really.
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Hmmm... it's just another gadget to go wrong and it doesn't really add any value, does it?

In real life, you'd buy the kit just to switch the warning off light off.. and then change the oil when it's due, not when the doodah happens to think it is.

<Files with "darkness sensors" and "rain detectors"...> (for people who can't tell when it's dark or raining)..

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Does anyone know of any garages round Manchester - preferably east side or West Yorkshire - who can cancel this b****y light?
Please!
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Does anyone know of any garages round Manchester - preferably east side or West Yorkshire - who can cancel this b****y light?
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