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Oil change (1.2 8V)
simple 30-40 min job to keep your engine well protected
Published by Andy Monty
26-09-2009
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Oil change (1.2 8V)

First things first Used Engine oil is a known Carcinogenic medium so do your best to avoid direct contact with your skin wear suitable gloves and wash skin well with hot water and soap when finished ..

Also its a known pollutant and a criminal offence to dispose of oil down the drain it must be disposed of safely and legally
For your nearest disposal point (for oil and filter) look here: http://www.oilbankline.org.uk/ Or call 08708 506 506


Equipment you need:

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Jack/ axle stands/ or ramps
Funnel
Measuring jug
12mm alan key or 12mm Hex socket,
Filter removal tool or vice like grip
Hammer (if sump plug is stubborn)
Latex / Vinyl gloves
Rags / blue roll
Oil pan or large tray
Container for waste oil.

Fresh oil and suitable Oil Filter would also be a good idea too

Oil drains better if the car is warm so take it for a short run prior to draining.. ( I pre-soaked the drain plug with penetrating release oil 24 hours prior to removal)

First raise the front end of the car safely...

Next open bonnet and remove oil filler cap...

Now get under car (right hand side(( uk drivers side)) locate Sump drain plug at the lower right back side of the sump

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This takes a 12mm HEX (alan) Key to remove either a 12mm Alan key or a 12mm hex socket attached to a ratchet some might be tight so the alan key might need a tap with a hammer to crack any corrosion

Once loose slide you drip pan under the sump drain slightly more towards the back of the car as the oil will come out under a bit of pressure

Now remove the sump plug fully using the 12mm alan key ((anti clockwise))

((doesnít matter if the sump plug drops into the drip pan you can retrieve it later))

Now with the old oil draining away its time to remove the filter which is located on the Front of the engine between it and the radiator

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Mine was removable by hand but you might need a oil filter remover ((it unscrews anti clockwise))...

Move your drip pan under the filter to catch the oil which is remaining in the filter
Try not to drop it into your oil pan


Now let the car drain for a while 30 mins later i still had a slight trickle so the longer the better It goes without saying DO NOT START THE CAR WITH NO OIL IN!
Once you are happy there is no more oil left to seep out retrieve and wipe clean the drain plug, oil filter area and sump with a rag

refit the sump plug snugly nipping up with the 12mm alan key.. (there is no sump plug washer or seal to replace its a tapered thread which seals itself when tight)

Next get your new oil filter... give the Rubber seal a wipe with some fresh oil and screw on hand tight..

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Now youíre ready to refill with oil..........


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The 1.2 8V takes 2.6 Litres of oil ((4.58 pints)) to bring it to Ĺ way on the dipstick And as T14086 advises below 3.2 Litres to fill it to max

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Pour in slowly and allow to settle and check its showing on the dipstick

Next get in the driverís seat and start the car ((DO NOT REV THE CAR)) you will notice the Oil pressure light stays on for about 5 seconds then should go out.

(this is due to the oil pressure sensor been deprived of oil whilst the oil pump fill and primes the oil filter)


Stop the car then check oil level again....

Now wipe any oil from the sump area and filter and leave for a while to check for leaks

Happy motoring.
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

I use 3.2L to bring oil to 'max' (that includes filter) but good one mentioning the following;

First things first Used Engine oil is a known Carcinogenic medium so do your best to avoid direct contact with your skin wear suitable gloves and wash skin well with hot soap and water when finished ..
Also its a known pollutant and a criminal offence to dispose of oil down the drain it must be disposed of safely and legally
For your nearest disposal point (for oil and filter) look here: http://www.oilbankline.org.uk/ Or call 08708 506 506

Very sensible & good guide Andy, thanks once again
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Great guide, cheers for the help!
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

Very useful for me ,thanks for sharing.
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

hi
i have a 1.2 grande punto 2008
what sparkplugs, oil and oil filter do i need?
struggling to find part numbers
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

5/40 fully synthetic (check you hand book fiat keep altering the exact spec

Fiat OEM oil filter 46544820

spark plugs 55190788



taken from eper

http://eper.fiatforum.com/eper/navi?...DRIVE=D&RMODE=


also look on ebay as a fiat dealer is doing full service kits for just shy of £40

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENUINE-FIAT-P...#ht_558wt_1059

there is also http://www.shop4parts.co.uk/ who give 10% off to Donated forum members
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

DO NO, I REPEAT - DO NOT TROW 3.2LITER (3.2L) OIL INTO YOUR 1.2L 8V GRANDE PUNTO, ITS TOO MUCH

ACCORDING TO THE MANUAL, 2.6L IS ENOUGH TO FILL THE ENGINE, INCLUDING THE FILTER.

BELIEVE ME, ITS A B*** TO GET TOO MUCH OIL OUT OF IT...

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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

Did you run the car for a couple of minutes after Putting in 3.2l or not?


and who did you PM i haven't got anything?
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

I pmmed moderator: T14086

About running the engine, after filling it up > Yes i did.

Once again, per instructions of the manual (FROM FIAT)
2.6Liter is enough to fill the ENGINE + FILTER, T14086 probably has a Multijet 1.3 but didnt tell us that.



Otherwise, you end up with a soap-pump, attached to a hose like me(or get an oil pan, if you have so - get it all out again, same mess , and measure it off again, etc) to get 0.5L out of it again



PLEASE, edit / change the guide, its providing the wrong information.
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

This is NOT an official Fiat forum, all information is 3rd party and wether you want to take that advice is your choice, this forum is NOT responsible. If you ant to put 2.6 in then good for you, I put in 3.2.

Personally I don't care what the manual says again it's up to the individual to take or disregard the advice.
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

'Personally I don't care what the manual says'

right..

and

'If you want to put 2.6 in then good for you, I put in 3.2.'

right...


Doesn't make much sense to me, but could please confirm ur driving a 1.2Liter 8valve grande punto? ; )
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

Duwd, just admit you provided the wrong information for a 1.2L 8v.

Here in this posting, you're telling about your 'miles per gallon' with your 1.3Multijet, you dont have a 1.2, and i was nearly screwed by you not reading the topic title:
http://www.fiatforum.com/idea/200434...ml#post2149069

Thanks buddy, and with such an attitude, i think ur a pretty bad moderator as well!
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

Wow, you really have no idea who are you talking to, do you!

Also, what does it matter what he is driving Surely you are allowed to give advice based on other cars that you may, or may not have, worked on/driven.

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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

OK it's only easy when you know the answer & all that, but changing the oil & filter on a car is not exactly rocket science

Personally, & this is not directed at anyone in particular, if you need a guide to change the oil & filter, it would be best to leave it to some one else. Even with limited skills this is one of the easiest jobs you can do on a car.

Consulting a manual perhaps to locate a hidden filter........The dipstick comes in handy as well.
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Re: Oil change (1.2 8V)

Quote Originally Posted by mikee123 View Post
Duwd, just admit you provided the wrong information for a 1.2L 8v.

Here in this posting, you're telling about your 'miles per gallon' with your 1.3Multijet, you dont have a 1.2, and i was nearly screwed by you not reading the topic title:
http://www.fiatforum.com/idea/200434...ml#post2149069

Thanks buddy, and with such an attitude, i think ur a pretty bad moderator as well!
OMG for the last 8 years I thought I had a 1.2 petrol when it actually was a 1.3 diesel...how stupid of me
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