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Old 25-06-2015   #16
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Re: using oil

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Our last two 1.2s used oil for the first 3,000 miles by just over a half litre, but very little after that and after the first service, none at all needed in 9-12000 miles between services, We have stuck to Shell oils from the 1950s old Shell 591 to the present Helix plus.
this is what has me stumped i expect a car to use some oil on being run, but very little with modern engines and oils etc i myself have a mistsubishi evo running 450bhp and that doesn't use a drop of oil, nor does my honda civic or my 1997 mini cooper, we only brought this fiat as her scooby was starting to cost so much on fuel as her job needs her to do a lot of mileage now, i mean its returning well over 55mpg on her daily drive to work which into birmingham city centre is no fun with all the road works so it seems to be running fine, which is why im so baffled by this using so much oil.
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Re: using oil

Fire engines absolutely hate Mobil - I remember having Mobil 1 in my Panda fire 1000 (when two years old with 20k on the clock) which disappeared off he bottom of the dipstick within 750 miles. It never used a drop of Olio Fiat or Morris' Multivis up to when I sold it at 85k.
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Amen to that! You are absolutely correct, not all are bad, a point I have made many times on this forum. You will however come across some of our members who think they're going to get right royally ripped off or who think that having a dealership service is a total waste of money.

Be careful what you do with the car, don't leave any traces of 'tinkering'. If the car isn't right, then do the right thing and let the dealership sort it out. The last thing you want is them refusing any warranty claims. Have you transferred the 3rd year warranty by the way? If you haven't, I highly recommend you do so.
it only 18 months old so i have a few months on that one, i'm by no means a fan of fiats having worked on many a old one (sorry guys for me it has to be jap) i know i'm in for some stick now lol but i do have to say i think they have come along way and in a good place right now, im so so puzzled by this.
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Fire engines absolutely hate Mobil - I remember having Mobil 1 in my Panda fire 1000 (when two years old with 20k on the clock) which disappeared off he bottom of the dipstick within 750 miles. It never used a drop of Olio Fiat or Morris' Multivis up to when I sold it at 85k.
you cant beat morris oil castrol a close second,
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