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  1. Help needed with dipstick and oil level

    Alfa MiTo
    Hey, I own an Alfa MiTo Lusso, 1.4 16v, the non turbo one my old dipstick rusted and snapped, fortunately I got it out, however it wasn't until yesterday when I checked my oil with my new dipstick, I couldn't see any on the dipstick (car was still war after 20 mile drive). I added less than a...
  2. Replacing Alfa 159 1.9 JTDM "Oil Cooler Heat Exchanger" with normal Oil Radiator.

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Replacing Alfa 159 1.9 JTDM "Oil Cooler Heat Exchanger" with normal Oil Radiator. Hello again, I'm here with another problem that needs to be solved in my case. On April/2019 I had a problem, engine oil mixed with engine coolant, because of the "Oil Cooler Heat Exchanger" on my 1.9 JTDM had a...
  3. Oil Spillage

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I drive an Alfa Romeo 3.2 V6. Local mechanic say that the oil filter is loosen or it's spilling from the oil filter. Another local mechanic says it has to do with oil pump which might be faulty etc.
  4. Identify this oil leak PLEASE!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So Im new to this alfa business having driven BMWs for 15 years. I bought my first 159 2.0l over the weekend. Its leaves a little puddle of oil under the rear engine when its parked up. I have tracked it down to some sort of oil return to sump. Looks like someone tried to bodge a fix. Iv tried...
  5. V6 3.2 GT - small oil leak driver's (right side)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I've got a leak which looks like it's coming from around the camshaft area of the front bank of my GT's V6. Any ideas what it could be and more importantly, how much it's likely to break my bank? There's no "Mayo" residue build up on the oil filler cap which makes me think (hope) it's...
  6. Change Oil Warning Reset QV

    Alfa Giulietta
    I did an oil change on the Giulietta about 3 months ago, but now I have an extremely obnoxious and distracting warning popping up every five minutes. Is there any way to reset this message without using MultiEcuScan? I don’t have a laptop and the iOS version doesn’t work. Thanks
  7. 159 2.4 oil drain plug

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I really got mad and lost !!!!!! I wanted to change oil to my 159, for my humble experience it is an easy job since I’ve replace oil for different type of car but this really annoying , I reached the oil sump plug it supposed to be 8 Hex but it doesn’t fit I try the simetric and the inch...
  8. MA oil top up conundrum

    Alfa Giulietta
    61 plate 1.4 MA (170), that I've owned for about a month now. Engine oil is starting to get a bit low (just over a 3rd of the way down the dip stick - I know, I should have checked!) Reading around on the MA engines I know that they're quite particular about oil. Digging into the history of mine...
  9. Valvoline 10W-60 Oil Free

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have nearly 5 litres of 10w60 Valvoline semi-syn oil that I used to use with my 3.2 GT. Have since switched to Fuchs fully Syn so if anyone in the E. London/Essex area around Woodford wants it it's yours if you pick up. PM me if interested.
  10. Best Giulia 2.0 Veloce top-up oil

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, As the title suggests, I'd like to know what the best oil is for a little top-up in my Giulia Veloce. The car has only been serviced by main dealers since new so, ideally, it needs to be something that will 'mix' properly with the existing oil. Presumably, main dealers are using Selenia...
  11. Oil smell through air vents

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, I've recently changed my rocker cover gasket and since then when the car gets upto full temp I get a slight oil smell coming through air vents. I can't smell it when driving only when I'm sat idling at traffic lights etc anyone know what's causing this? Or had it happen to them...
  12. Giulia Petrol - Oil Service mileage question

    Alfa Giulia
    Fellow Alfa owners and mechanic friends, I have my Veloce booked in for its (first) 9K service on the 8th November which is when its convenient for me with my work schedule. It now looks like I am going to be hitting 10K by the time I get to the service date, can anyone forsee any issues with...
  13. Oil in Air Intake

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi, I have a Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2 180 cv diesel engine built on Nov/2017 and while checking the air filter condition, I've noticed that there is oil in the tube right after the air filter housing. It's pretty similar to this thread from another forum...
  14. MultiAir P1064 Error after oil change

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello, i own a 2012 Alfa Mito MultiAir 77 kW. To avoid MultiAir issues, i changed the engine oil each year after about 10'000 km. After the oil change at 110'000 a few weeks ago, i got a MultiAir actor Error P1064. Until then, i never had an issue with my MiTo. I've read a lot about the...
  15. Flywheel oil seal leaked twice- 2.2L

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Need some advise ..recently I have changed clutch kit on my Bella...however, my mechanic noticed the flywheel oil seal leaked and replaced it but after 2 days, it shows leaks again...the second time he replaced it , it leaks again...could it be have to replace it with original oil seal as...
  16. Low oil, tappet noise (3.2)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Engine started making a noise, initially it sounded sort of flutter like, (can't think of a better description), so thought it was something flapping about or something underneath. It eventually became more apparent as a tappet like noise. I checked the oil, and it was very low, below the...
  17. Oil question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello,I need to have the car serviced,and instead of getting the mechanic to buy the parts,I am thinking of getting the parts myself and paying just for labour. I went on shop4parts and they sell Selenia and syntium oils. The price difference is major,but I don't really drive more than 4-5000...
  18. So it didn't need oil, after all

    Alfa Stelvio
    Stelvio 2.0 petrol, 22 months old, 12,150 miles. Just spent an anxious week after the low engine oil warning light came on, and the central digital display showed zero oil. Naturally, I quickly topped up, carefully, in increments (1.5 litres in all) and re-checked. No change to the warnings...
  19. Oil Filter Housing Cap Issue

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, I was completing an oil change on my Alfa 159 3.2 and all was going well until I went to change the filter. When I tried to remove the cap, the nut at the bottom broke off which left a crack/hole on the cap. I ordered a replacement on ebay but it doesn't fit. Anyone have any ideas of...
  20. Change oil warning

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, So last month i bought a 2011 giulietta 2.0 jtdm and tonight i got the flashing red oil light suddenly (had a Hearth attack, thought oil is low). Turns out it is for changing oil, but the oil was changed this year in spring. The question is, how does it determine when a oil change is...