Register Login
Lamps by Post - For all your lighting needs
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 24-03-2005   #1
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Nr Coventry
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Question Sei Oil Change

Hi, i have a fiat sei sporting 99. The oil is is desperate need of a change! Can anyone tell me how i can do this? or do i have to send it to a garage? Thanks a lot (i'm new here by the way)
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

NiMMo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #2
arc
this is where i stand
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Manchester
Posts: 13,538
Thanks: 287
Trader Rating: 0
arc has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

welcome to the forum

Oil change is easy enough to do. Get yourself a new oil filter and the oil of your choice (i use magnatec GTX). If you look under the car, on the bottom of the engine you'll see the sump. In the middle of that (facing toward the back of the car if i remember correctly) you'll see a stubbt bolt. You'll need an alun key to remove this. I can't remeber the size of it, but its big!

Warm the car up, and then leave it stand for a while (so all the oil collects in the sump). Then just stick something to collect the oil under the sump, and preferably some cardboard under that as oil destroys tarmac. Loosen the sump plug, but don't remove it totally as it'll spray oil everywhere!

Once its finished dripping, unscrew the old oil filter (its on the front of the engine, below the exhaust manifold) and spin the new one on. Don't tigthen it too much. Some people say smear a bit of oil onto the seal on the new filter to help it seal.. i forgot to do that on mine! Then just tightn up the sump plug, and refil the engine with oil.

Thats it
__________________
.:: 1368cc 16v Cinquecento ::.
arc is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #3
BlackSei The Beast
 
syphon123's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 496
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
syphon123 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

hi

simple job. just get the car up in the air on some ramps. I make mine out of a couple of peices of wood and some bricks.
next, you need to pop to your local motor factor and get a sump plug key. off the top of my head, its 12 or 13mm.
the rest is simple, just get underneith with a bowl and undo the sump plug, let all the oil drain out and pop the plug back in. While your doing it, you should change the oil filter. there easy to get, i get mine from the local halfrauds. quite easy to remove, its at the front of the engine, behind the radiator. you'll probably need a filter remover tool to get it off. a simple task with this, un screw the old one, and screw the new one on

bobs your uncle, just fill up with new oil and thats the job done

joe
__________________
Get your Geek T-SHIRTS here
syphon123 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #4
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Nr Coventry
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Wink Re: Sei Oil Change

Thanks a lot for your help! il try it tomorrow, if its not raining... :-)
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

NiMMo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #5
HP
Likes going topless.
 
HP's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: North East
Posts: 9,702
Thanks: 105
Trader Rating: 0
HP has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

Sometimes places like National Tyres have offers on, if you're not sure about doing it yourself they will do the oil and filter for less than the price of a 5 litre bottle.
__________________
Pete.
HP is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #6
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

Be very careful filling it up. I was surprised how slowly it would take the new oil without overflowing and then it would all go down the back of the engine! That's using a funnel too!
__________________
Cinquecento SX - Cinquecento Sporting - Punto 1.2 Sporting - Seicento Sporting MPi
teddy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #7
Breed of our own..
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 265
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
_CinqueCento_ has donated!
Red face Re: Sei Oil Change

CAREFULL JACKING TOO (you don't want your mum the catch ya, lol, Nah) Lol, use the correct Jacking points and do not use a jack to support the car use axel stands.. V. dangerous on such a low car.. If i where u i'd buy my Oil From halfrauds ( ) & pick up a haynes Sei book it'll have all the info you'll probly ever need - inclues detailed pages on Oil change and oil Type..
__________________
Fiat Cinq Sporting, Black , K&N 57i Induction, Race-X Breather filter,HK racing Strut Brace,Black Leather seats, Black Brake lights, Meshed up bumper, 13" TSW Alpines, Polished Rocker cover (120RA) & steam cleaned engine bay...
_CinqueCento_ is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #8
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Re: Sei Oil Change

hi, if the oil is quite old it might be best to use some engine flush first. you simply add this to the old oil, then run the engine at high idle for 10 mins. then drain the oil. this removes any sludge in your engine.

for some cheap oil at the moment get down to your local woolworths cos they have castrolgtx magnetec on 100% extra free. so you get 2 litres for 5. which is much cheaper than 7.99 a liter from halfords!

i think a sei only takes something like 3.8L including an oil change but it might be worth looking in your manul first.

Matt

P.s. (CinqueCento)

Haynes dont make Seicento manuals yet. as far as i no.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs


Last edited by mjthompson; 24-03-2005 at 22:31.
mjthompson is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #9
Breed of our own..
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 265
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
_CinqueCento_ has donated!
Re: Sei Oil Change

Wow Realli? lol.. Tossers.. i live right near the museum i must complain if i ever go there.. Yea i'm a Cinq driver too, didn't kno they wasn't a sei haynes.. WoooopSie!
Chrz Scott..
__________________
Fiat Cinq Sporting, Black , K&N 57i Induction, Race-X Breather filter,HK racing Strut Brace,Black Leather seats, Black Brake lights, Meshed up bumper, 13" TSW Alpines, Polished Rocker cover (120RA) & steam cleaned engine bay...
_CinqueCento_ is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #10
HP
Likes going topless.
 
HP's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: North East
Posts: 9,702
Thanks: 105
Trader Rating: 0
HP has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

There's a Sei Porter manual though....
__________________
Pete.
HP is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #11
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cumberland
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

Quote Originally Posted by _CinqueCento_
Wow Realli? lol.. Tossers..
Nice.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

Lurch is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 24-03-2005   #12
Breed of our own..
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 265
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
_CinqueCento_ has donated!
Re: Sei Oil Change

Oh i love haynes realli..
__________________
Fiat Cinq Sporting, Black , K&N 57i Induction, Race-X Breather filter,HK racing Strut Brace,Black Leather seats, Black Brake lights, Meshed up bumper, 13" TSW Alpines, Polished Rocker cover (120RA) & steam cleaned engine bay...
_CinqueCento_ is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 25-03-2005   #13
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 1,361
Thanks: 5
Trader Rating: 0
Advanced Driver has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

OK, I changed my oil last week, so it's all fresh in my mind. Firstly, my car is the 899cc version, so it may be slightly different. While I remember the sump plug is 12mm.

I found it very hard and time consuming, most of the time was spent on silly things (eg. finding tools) and clearing up though. I did an engine flush, although from what I've heard I think it may be best not to do it. The engine flush can flush away carbon etc that holds the engine, or block oilways with the stuff that it's flushing. I think frequent changes are probably better than flushing. If you do a flush, then I found that putting my feeler guages in the throttle stop holds the revs nicely (spent ages trying to find something to put in there).

I don't mess around with ramps or anything, I put the wheels on full lock, and stretch past the wheel to the filter, and sump plug. It's very awkward though, and I suspect that it may be harder on a sporting because they are slightly lower. I also don't let the engine cool, so that it's nice and runny when the plug comes out.

When the plug comes loose I pull it out quick, and hope that I don't get soaked. The first time I did it I was completely dry, but this week my glove was soaked (oh, and make sure you wear good gloves, you don't want hot oil all over your hands). When the new filter goes in you should put oil around the rubber seal, it stops it from buckling or twisting out of shape.

The engine's supposed to take 3.8l with a filter change, or 3.4l without a filter change. I put about 3.0l in my one, checked the level, and it was just over max . I ran the engine for a moment, and then it settled at just below max. I left it overnight, and checked it in the morning. In the morning it was on exactly max. So I was very lucky, but it's probably best to check it after 2.5l. I left it to drain for quite a while too (while I had my food).
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

Advanced Driver is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 25-03-2005   #14
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Nottm
Posts: 6,424
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
The Negotiator has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Sei Oil Change

Got Castrol GTX 4.5 litres (if that's the size they come in) for 2.17 or similar from Tesco a few weeks ago

Doubt they are stilling selling it at that price though.

Remember to screw in the sump plug before refilling.....I wonder how many times people have forgotten that lol.
__________________
Now drives: Black Laguna Initiale dci
Past:'52 Megane 1.9dCi
Y-reg Fiat Brava JTD (Pale Blue) (2006)
'51 Fiat Brava 80 SX (black) (2006)
M-reg UNO (2003-2004)
The Negotiator is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 25-03-2005   #15
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Nr Coventry
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Re: Sei Oil Change

thanks for your help, it seems a bit of a fiddly job. I think il just top the oil up for now. I didnt realise how un-user friendly an oil change is!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides | FAQs

NiMMo is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Engine Flush and Oil Change hangten Bravo / Brava 7 17-02-2005 18:42
(G) Is it ok to do an oil change? 128v Punto (Mk2/2b) 3 17-08-2004 21:35
(T) oil change Mick C Stilo 10 13-07-2004 22:57
(G) Oil change Mr Average Age Multipla 1 17-06-2004 05:11
(T) How much for a garge to change the oil? Sando Cinquecento / Seicento 6 11-10-2003 19:23