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Oil for punto

Hello, I own a Fiat Punto Evo sporting 1.4turno multiaor. Today i went to grab some more oil, 5w-40 fully synthetic. However Halfords didnít have any at the time, so they offered me 0w-40. I was curious because itís a lot thinner. But the man looked through my owners manual, n told me that the 0w-40 will do just fine. Is the Halfords man correct?
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Re: Oil for punto

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Be VERY carefull when choosing oil for your MultiAir engine, as it depends heavily on the correct specs!

www.castrol.co.uk
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Okay thank you
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Re: Oil for punto

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Okay thank you
Hi,
The original specified oil for your car is 5W-40 to ACEA C3 specification. Page 271 of the 09/11 owners manual:
https://www.fiatforum.com/downloads....downloadid=309
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"For petrol versions with Multi Air system, the use of lubricants with features below ACEA C3 and SAE grade other than 5W-40 could cause damage to the engine, not covered by the warranty."
I know that for some TA's (non-turbo?) Fiat changed from 5W-40 to 0W-40 see
https://www.fiatforum.com/500/416379-oil-ta.html
But the thinner 0W oil may not suit the turbo. To be safe I'd stick with the 5W-40 fully synthetic of quality brand.

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Okay great thanks for reply. Iíll do a oil change ASAP then.
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Re: Oil for punto

MultiAir engines before ~2015, Euro 5: 5W40 C3
After 2015, Euro 6: synthetic 0W30 C2.

The turbo isn't that sensitive for oil specs, the MultiAir unit is...
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I went to the Halfords auto centre, the bloke in their agreed that the 0w-40 shouldnít be in the car. He said heíll drain the car tomorrow and if provide the correct oil. I went to the Halfords retail store and they started saying the I can put 0w -40 in or 5w-40, dependant all my mileage. I ignored them and got some Castrol 5w-40. £36 it cost
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Be sure it's a C3 oil.
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Re: Oil for punto

Don't forget to change the MultiAir filter every ~30.000mls too!

https://newalfaparts.co.uk/home/506-...-strainer.html
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