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Offline Strada

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Oil Level Check
« on: May 17, 2021, 09:49:31 am »
Probably a silly question but i've acquired a 67 plate 595 with absolutely no service history. Consequently, i got it well below trade price.

Anyway I checked the oil over the weekend and was shocked to see only a spot on the bottom of the dipstick. Obviously not driven the car since and have struggled to get the right oil for it (10w-50). But before I top it up, a mate mentioned they may have a 'dry sump' meaning the oil should be checked with the engine running?

Anyone confirm this or not?

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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Oil Level Check
    « Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 10:20:54 am »
    Welcome to the forum Strada :wave:

    No dry sump.

    Use Selenia to top it up or best to change the oil and filter. :thumb:

    As it's 4 years old, with no history, it's due a first cam belt change. :thumb:

    Offline Strada

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    Re: Oil Level Check
    « Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 10:34:50 am »
    Thanks for the quick reply mate, thought as much.

    Actually registered December 2017 so not quite 4 years old yet. Just clocked 18,000 mls so obviously due a service.

    Couldn't get Selenia without going to my local main dealer which is a 9-mile drive and obviously didn't want to risk driving it. But given I plan to get it serviced, it will obviously have an oil/filter change anyway. I'm on the Isle of Wight so not likely to do many miles!


    Offline Richard H

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    Re: Oil Level Check
    « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2021, 09:13:19 pm »
    Try shop 4 parts for the oil

    https://www.shop4parts.co.uk/

    In fact, you could get all the service parts from there and get somewhere local to do the work

    Offline Strada

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    Re: Oil Level Check
    « Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 10:30:43 am »
    Cheers mate.

    I managed to source some locally but i'll bear them in mind  :thumb: