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  1. Recommend me an electricity usage monitor...

    The Technology Section
    Our electricity bill is horrific. 17,500 kWh per annum! Average usage for a detached house is about 4,200 kWh. House is old, and I have a small office outside and garage and outside lights (now all LED). Family of 5 so lots of washing machine and in winter tumble dryer use. Heating/hot...
  2. Oil usage

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys Anyone have an idea on this? I have a 147 Q2 thats had major engine work carried out and now runs like a dream. Sounds great, great mileage and super quick, however... I have to put like a litre of oil in every week and a half! No oil leak anywhere on the car, anywhere. No smoke from...
  3. uconnect live data usage

    Alfa Giulietta
    Good evening everyone So today I bit the bullet and ordered a new Giulietta Veloce. Been thinking about it for ages and finally decided it was the right time. I'm very excited and the next 12 weeks are going to be the slowest 12 weeks of my life. That aside something just came to mind and I...
  4. very high petrol usage please advise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I get 15 miles/gallon. Car is a selespeed 156 2.0ts. The lambda sensor doesn't work and can't be fixed , electrical problem. Thermostat is working. It doesn't matter at all if I drive like an old granny or an F1 driver I tried both shifting at 2200 rpm and very slow acceleration for a tankfull...
  5. Oil Usage

    Alfa Giulietta
    I know this has been discussed before but I couldn't find an answer to my specific question. I have just checked the oil on my car (150MA) and was quite surprised to see it was about 75% showing on the dipstick measuring area (hatched).I checked it about 10 days ago and it was more like 90%...
  6. Proper D.N.A. Usage - Mito 1.4TB

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello everyone, I was wondering what is the proper way to switch between DNA modes.:confused: According to the manual, you can't engage (D)ynamic mode while on 68mph or more. I guess this is for safety reasons due to car behavior change, or engine protection. However, there is no other...
  7. 147 Valve Stem Issues Oil usage

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This issue seems a bit of a regular question on here. but heres the dilemma: 147 2.0TS is using a fair amount of oil, classic morning smoking and more of a brownish coloured puff when hard accelerating on motorway. I only do limited miles so have been happy to keep topping up with Mobil 10/40...
  8. Pre- summer usage service (lots of miles)

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Got a few long trips lined up for our S4 this year:cool: National Alfa Weekend in May, South of France for two weeks late June/July & Zandvoort in August. She's going into Alfaholics on 29th to get the hot start issue sorted with a relay. I intend getting the oil changed along with the...
  9. oil temp gauge usage

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi guys if like me your oil temp gauge is defunct,cannot we get our collective heads together to make a use of it? ie outside temp or similiar surley (forgive me if im talking tosh) it would be a case of new front (digiprint which i can sort new sender cannot we use something already...
  10. D - Turbo usage on Trip

    Alfa Giulietta
    Is it normal that when I switch to D the turbo usage meter isn't always available? I don't know why or what causes it to display or not.
  11. excessive oil usage

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have a 2003 2.0 GTV, every 2 days my oil goes from full to half or even under half on the dipstick. There is no sign of oil leaks, what could be causing this? Ive been using castrol and mobil 1 10w/40 semi synthetic oil. I do about 160 miles per day in the car but surely this should not cause...
  12. 147 sky high oil usage

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got a list of problems with the car as long as my arm but I'll try and list as many of the symptoms as possible. It's a 147 02 plate 2.0 TS and has been a lovely car for a while but now the problems are getting a bit more serious! The coolant expansion tank is full of oil emulsion. Had a...
  13. RAC fair usage policy breeched by the 156 hahahaaa

    General Alfa Discussion
    Soo, after so many breakdowns in the 156 the RA csent me a letter saying if I wanted picking up again Id have to pay a callout fee of around £200+ Hahahaaa :cheese:
  14. TS Oil usage

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 2.0 TS seems to use a lot of oil compared to other TS's that I’ve owned, in the past changing from 10/40 oil to 10/60 has normally cured the problem but this time its not made much difference. There is no visible blue smoke and no evidence of leaks so I can only assume that the oil is...
  15. Electricity usage monitors

    The Technology Section
    Just had a heart attack checking our daily usage of electricity as am in the process of working out what to charge my house sitter for bills. (I worked out daily by taking kwh reading from meter today and comparing to the June 2012 reading which was a real one and not an estimate). We appear...
  16. gt 2.0 jts. oil usage and compression issues?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All This is my very first thread so please bare with me. I have a 08 gt 2.0 jts blackline with 33000 miles on the clock, its always been keen on oil but over time its usage has increased to about a litre every 400-500 miles which i took to be excessive. I'm not quite sure where to start...
  17. MiTo - Fuel Usage

    South Africa
    So, last month I used approximately R2700 in fuel which is about R200 over my budget. This month, I'm going to be Hoke and drive around Miss Daisy; I've set my budget for R1800, or R450 a week (about a full tank). I've just read that a full tank = bad, because the more fuel you put in the...
  18. BT Broadband usage

    The Technology Section
    I've had BT Broadband for years. Never had an issue and never had any problems with usage caps. I'm on the 10GB per month data package. Last month I got an email to say I'd breached my 10GB limit but since it was a one off they wouldn't charge me. Today I got an email to say I've used 8.81GB...
  19. MiTo Excessive Oil Usage

    Alfa MiTo
    I've had my MQV almost 4 months now, have done about 15,000 km (:wow:). In these last 4 months, I've had to put in almost 4 pints of oil; almost every time I check the oil it's dropped. I can't see any oil puddles beneath the car though; or, at least, nothing to warrant such a drastic drop in...
  20. 1.9JTDm Normal oil usage?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Over the last few months my internal oil level monitor firstly dropped one bar and now, first thing in a morning shows its dropped two bars, I always do the manual check too and it does seemed to have dropped (about 1/4 of the way between min and max.... The car was serviced about 14 months ago...
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