There is a sensor and light for low oil level, but I think that is all it is (haven't bothered to check the wiring diagrams) as the car does run when it doesn't work or the red light comes on. Both the one in the 164S and the Milano crapped out years ago. I tricked the one in the 91S with a resister to put the light out, but that didn't work for the Milano, so I just put tape over the always on light, the car running fine with the sensor unplugged or not. The 91S ran fine with the light on due to a failed sensor.
I wish my 91S got ONLY 1k miles to a quart, lol. Try less than half that, for fun. It's been the same for all the 23 years I've owned it, and I assume it was that way from new. Has never changed, and the car leaks no oil, either sitting or running.
"Then supposedly, it stopped burning oil or slowed down significantly"
Kind seems to be the pattern, oil consumption slowing a little (but certainly not stopping), the oil level not as close to the bad oil rings?
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 03-17-2017 at 03:19 PM.