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Old 23-05-2006   #1
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engine oil for my bravo

hello,
would like to get your advice about engine oil for my car 1.6 16v bravo.
what is fiat's recomandation?
is 10/40 semi synthetic o.k? agip,LM,esso,?

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Old 23-05-2006   #2
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Re: engine oil for my bravo

Im pretty sure Fiat use Selenia 20K 10W40

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Re: engine oil for my bravo

Yes, FIAT recommends Selenia, but maybe because they have a kind of agreement with each other.... IMHO any good quality oil will do preferably synthetic, Castrol for example..... I use ProfiCar Synthetic 10/40, it's german and they say it's quite good.
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Re: engine oil for my bravo

I believe Selenia is owned by Fiat s.p.a. . . . may be wrong?

I always use Castrol GTX Magantec on my FIAT's (former 2 Brava's and current 2 Stilo's) as it makes them sound smoother when cold and helps protect the engine too, and it exceeds FIAT's stated requirements (its the 10W/40 you want as it's Semi Synthetic and API SL, think FIAT Selenia oil is API SJ?)
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Quote Originally Posted by rroope
I believe Selenia is owned by Fiat s.p.a. . . . may be wrong?

I always use Castrol GTX Magantec on my FIAT's (former 2 Brava's and current 2 Stilo's) as it makes them sound smoother when cold and helps protect the engine too, and it exceeds FIAT's stated requirements (its the 10W/40 you want as it's Semi Synthetic and API SL, think FIAT Selenia oil is API SJ?)
I believe Castrol GTX Magnatec is the best... Here the Fiat dealership uses it instead of Selenia, can you believe it?
When I first got my car I wanted to use Castrol GTX for it but I was told that it's being manufactured in the Gulf nowadays so that's why I started using Profi-Car cos it's made in Germany... Does anyone knows anything about it?
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when i got my oil changed about two months ago. we used castrol gtx magnatec synethetic 10/40 on it. i was amazed that the car had so little oil in it when i brought the car. so glad i wanted to get the oil changed straight away.
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Re: engine oil for my bravo

Another one who uses the Castrol here (except garage put some cheap crap in last time but it's ben topped up with Castrol since). Fiat recommend Selenia but like the Crow, dealerships here use Castrol.
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Re: engine oil for my bravo

and what about the agip?
is it a good oil?
i have heard ferrari used it for their cars...

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Re: engine oil for my bravo

agip have a 6 legged fire breathing demon dog on thier logo so they must be good

i think i once used agip super and it was a bright red fully synthetic, but its hard to find on the uk market and a bit pricey. to be honest any fully synthetic oil will be fine. just avoid mineral oils, they dont last
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