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Offline JohnnyR

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Evo oil spec
« on: August 29, 2011, 06:50:32 pm »
There seems to be a good deal of uncertainty regards what oil to put in these cars. So I contacted Mobil and this the reply I received....what do you think?


Hello,

As I understand this engine 1.4 MultiAir 170 hp requires low ash oil SAE 0W-40 or 5W-40. So our product is Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40.

http://www.mobil.com/UK-English/Lubes/PDS/GLXXENPVLMOMobil_1_ESP_0W-40.aspx

Best regards,


Mikhail Fedotov,
Supervisor of Technical Help Desk (North-East team), L&S

ExxonMobil Technical Help Desk - Europe

e-mail:        [email protected]
« Last Edit: August 29, 2011, 11:50:41 pm by Chris555 »

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    Offline John501

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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 06:59:22 pm »
    Why would there be uncertainty?

    The correct oil is the Selinia 5w40.

    There is no grey area, any other oil may invalidate your warranty if there is a problem and a sample is sent to Turin.
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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 09:09:57 pm »
    Who's oli?
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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 09:19:04 pm »
    Selina?.........so if you 'top up' with another brand of 5W-40 your warranity is invalid  ???

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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 09:22:06 pm »
    I'm Oli!  :wave:

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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 09:28:24 pm »
    Also.......so if you 'top up' with another brand of Oli your warranity is invalid  ???

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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 09:52:10 pm »
    Nice to meet you oli  ;)
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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 10:40:18 pm »
    I'm Oli!  :wave:

    Hello Oil, fancy some Tea? :wave:
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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #8 on: August 29, 2011, 10:42:24 pm »
    Also.......so if you 'top up' with another brand of Oli your warranity is invalid  ???

    If the chemical composition is not correct then yes.
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    Re: Evo oil spec
    « Reply #9 on: August 30, 2011, 10:06:03 am »
    That's totally crazy!! I've owned bikes that rev out a helluva a lot higher, with variable valve timing using similar hydraulics and they weren't restricted to one brand. It's only cos Fiat used to own Selenia which they don't any more. Any oil within spec must be OK.....there's nothing magic about Selenia as a brand. I hope so as it's quite possible Selenia will cease to be as a brand as it's apparently changed hands a few times recently.

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    Re: Evo oil spec
    « Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011, 10:33:12 am »
    You can mix synthetics but as synthetics have a specific chemical balance mixing one oil with other may not provide the same level of protection due to upsetting the balance, so best to top up with the same oil that has been used to fill the engine than another, the make up of the oil changes over time anyway due to combustion waste etc. but the safest option is to remain with the same brand.

    On a full fluid change you can put any brand in it says as much in the manual, you just have to use the right specs.

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    Re: Evo oil spec
    « Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 10:50:18 am »
    What has not been mentioned is the electro-hydraulic valve control system is supposed to be quite sensitive to the oil it is designed to run on. So within the warranty period, suggest sticking to Selenia.

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    Re: Possible answer to oli question
    « Reply #12 on: December 09, 2011, 06:49:27 pm »
    Why would there be uncertainty?

    The correct oil is the Selinia 5w40.

    There is no grey area, any other oil may invalidate your warranty if there is a problem and a sample is sent to Turin.

    I assume this is the same stuff I can get from my local Fiat dealership that they stock for the normal Punto MA?
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    Re: Evo oil spec
    « Reply #13 on: December 09, 2011, 07:11:24 pm »
    Good job Freddie has T-Jet engine because my next mod is to run it on chip fat vegetable it will make 250bhp :thumb:

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    Re: Evo oil spec
    « Reply #14 on: December 10, 2011, 09:29:02 pm »
    Will using whip cream void my warrenty???

    On a serious note how much is in a can and how much oil does the engine take if I'm paying for 2 cans can I ask for what left

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