mine is named russo
This is a reposted that started on a dip stick thread that went down the road of oil consumption and the need to check it regularly. So here is that post I made that maybe belongs here as well.
I have this image of old tv shows with some guy pulling into a gas, before self serve. “Morning sir, filler up?” Then with out asking they clean the windshield and check the oil. Because I guess that is what you did back then, check the oil all the time.
It has been a long time since I have done this, and that was on used cars in high school. TR7, Spitfire, and X19. After those (which used less oil than my 124) it has not been an issue since. Pretty strange. Then it does not hold much oil on top of that. So if I designed an engine that I knew would go through oil, I might have some common sense kick in and add a buffer by holding at least 1 more quart of oil. Just sayin’
We can just call it Italian character. I have never named a car, but tempting now, some beautiful, high maintainance Italian name maybe. Plus she always needs new bling, facials, spa days, new nails, lip stick, and trips to the country. At least she does like to be driven hard and put away wet, nasty girl!
Here’s hoping she ages gracefully!
Allegra: Meaning ‘cheerful, lively’ in Italian