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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567204
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OMG no...... shocked

A lot of previous posts on this very subject

Here:

http://www.fiatcoupeclub.org/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=879667#Post879667

There is absolutely loads of info on this site How To's etc all ready and waiting

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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567205
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Totally agree. Just for the record, no such thing as best oil or best plugs for the Coop. There are suitable ones though. I can't do link, but loads of information if you use the search function.


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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567206
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As above this has been covered loads of times and I personnally try a different one at each oil change just to compare but thats just me.


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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567208
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Thanks guys thumb


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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567210
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What I use.

any filter. Usually a fram one from my local factors (long one)
Oil. Depends if your paranoid about oil pressure. Fiat says 10w40 but if you wanna cheat and have 3 bar most of the time stick in some 10w60.
Plugs. I used ngk7bruts or something like that part number (cant quite remember off the top of my head).


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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567211
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Millers cfs 10w50 gets my vote. Also mobil 1, currently have 10w60 in at the moment.

There really are as many opinions as there are oil types lol.

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567212
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Is it true 10w60 affects fuel consumption

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Makkadiamond] #1567218
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Because it thicker I think.

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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567221
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Thicker oil puts a greater load on moving parts. It's not excessive pressure you want it's flow you need. Don't be scared into putting in a higher viscosity oil just because your tick over ain't at 3bar. Mr Fiat say that 1 bar at idle is to spec.


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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567224
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I tried the Mobil 10w60 for the first time at my last oil change and I don't like how much longer it takes for pressure gauge to rise to max from a cold start, compared to my previous 15w50.

Looking at the spec. sheets it was surprising just how much thicker the 10w60 was than the 15w50.

I'll be going back to the Gulf 15w50 or may try a 10w50 next.

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567225
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I'm going try 10w 40 fully synthetic but not sure what brand yet. Will see what's available at Halfords or local motor factors


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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Clintos] #1567226
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I use 10w40 Castrol GTX purchased from Asda 20 pounds I think
I will be changing oil a filter every 8000 or every August.

Also give it a coolant flush before you clean expansion tank

the handbook also recommends using distilled water again cheap at Asda
Used eurocarparts for the recommended antifreeze

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1567229
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I used the Carlube triple R 5/40 and found it to be very good. I then moved to the same brand 10/60, which has proved very stable for longer journeys/traffic/high load motoring.

Bottom line, just pick something that meets or exceeds the OE requirement. Trust your gauges (very useful for trend analysis), and see how it looks when you change it. You won't go far wrong.

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1567830
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Is it nessacary with a fully senthetic oil if it's its a 2.0 16V non turbo. I heard that its fine with a semi if there is no turbo.

I know for a fact that its much more important to change the oil more often, than buying expensive fully synthetic!

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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1630007
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Mobil 1 10w/60 changed every year for 15years, now doing circa 2K miles per annum. Original turbo, car just turned 110K miles.

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1635818
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I just hade my Fiat coupe 1999 20V Turbo go through a full service including changing the oil pipes (they had rusted and were leaking).

The mechanics put Mobil 1™ FS 0W-40 in it. According to mobil1 website, that is the recommended product [1]. Any thoughts on that? I trust the mechanic, they are very good, but I cant see why not going with what is in the manual (10w-40). Of course the manual is in french so I dont blaim them for that...

[1] https://www.mobil1.co.uk/which-synt...tetype=mobil1&equipment_id=FawEcW1L1

I live in southern Sweden and the car wont be driven during winter and snow.

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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1635826
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That would be too 'thin' for me especially as I use 10w/60, from 10w to 0w is a bit of a jump down, doubt it will do any harm if you keep a check on the level, these are 'old' engines and your oil consumption may increase and there is a case for thinner oils not allowing uniform lubrication/low oil pressure. I think regular oil changes are more important factor. I do 1000-1500miles a year now and change annually.

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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Submariner] #1635852
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Originally Posted by Submariner
That would be too 'thin' for me especially as I use 10w/60, from 10w to 0w is a bit of a jump down, doubt it will do any harm if you keep a check on the level, these are 'old' engines and your oil consumption may increase and there is a case for thinner oils not allowing uniform lubrication/low oil pressure. I think regular oil changes are more important factor. I do 1000-1500miles a year now and change annually.


I interpret your response as that will be okay for now, but that it is better with a thicker oil. I will leave it until changing next year. I will probably drive around the same amount you do before changing it.

Thanks!

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Scuderia] #1636323
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Hi all.
I’m of the belief that you should use the lowest weight oil that will give the oil performance recommended and currently use a 5w-40. Has anyone used a 30 weight, say a synthetic 5w-30 such as used in a modern hatch.
Cheers from NZ

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1636325
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I personally stick with the manufacturers recommendation. Might go with a slightly thicker oil when hot if the car is for trackday use only.


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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: Damon_S] #1636341
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Originally Posted by Damon_S
Hi all.
I’m of the belief that you should use the lowest weight oil that will give the oil performance recommended and currently use a 5w-40. Has anyone used a 30 weight, say a synthetic 5w-30 such as used in a modern hatch.
Cheers from NZ



The 30 is not the weight of the oil, that's the optimum working temperature which is why for the higher mileage engines I prefer 10/60 as forced induction temps rocket way higher then the 10/40 as suggested in the owners manual.

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1636379
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So definitevely Joe, what do you use for the track, and what do you use for daily drivers?

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Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: jonnyboy54321] #1636387
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Originally Posted by jonnyboy54321
So definitevely Joe, what do you use for the track, and what do you use for daily drivers?


10/60 Millers Nanodrive for the track car, my Vincy LE I use 10/50CFS and the 2.4 n/a is on 10/40.... I so like Millers oils smile

Re: What oil and plugs for 20V Turbo? [Re: stan] #1636389
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I have nanodrive in my track car too but just put 10/40 semi in this sprinty I am doing a light recommission on. Hmmm


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