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Re: Oil for Panda 2015 1.2l

Of course some of the milage mentioned is far too long between oil changes. Oil gathers up all sorts the longer it's not changed, moisture, unburnt fuel, debri, all of which combined with most drivers these days doing more stop/start driving is not ideal conditions for your engine.

I mentioned before on my wee diesel hack how it's recommended an oil change six monthly, that's usually 5000 miles or less for me. I stick to that & my 12 year old diesel with 140000 miles on the clock sounds & runs fine.
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Of course some of the milage mentioned is far too long between oil changes. Oil gathers up all sorts the longer it's not changed, moisture, unburnt fuel, debri, all of which combined with most drivers these days doing more stop/start driving is not ideal conditions for your engine.

I mentioned before on my wee diesel hack how it's recommended an oil change six monthly, that's usually 5000 miles or less for me. I stick to that & my 12 year old diesel with 140000 miles on the clock sounds & runs fine.

Couldn't agree more. My old Disco made 262,000 miles on original engine as it had oil every 6,000 miles which when I was busy was once every 6 weeks. Last time the head was off (bl00dy cambelts are hopeless), there was not a single mark or lip on the bores....
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Re: Oil for Panda 2015 1.2l

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Well today I have changed my oil and filter. The oil allegedly has only done just under 1000 miles since the last service in October (book stamp and nothing else with no receipt). The service was done "after" the first owner traded the car in, the snag is it has most likely been shunted around till I got the car the end of January. So in my book the oil would be degraded by constant cold starts, also I have no real proof as to whether the service was actually done. The proof of the pudding as they say is in the eating, the old oil was filthy and smelly, what you'd expect to see after 10,000miles so I have now a nice new Fram filter and Technolube oil 5W-40 ACEA C3 rated which also complies to Fiat spec as on the container. Both filter and 5 litres of oil came to 26.
As can be seen in the screenshots it would appear Fiat say a 24 month 30,000km change cycle but much more realistically Technolube recommend 12 months.

I was told the oil is made now by Carlube a Tetrosyl company.
I would normally change the oil twice a year and at this costing I will still be saving in comparison to Selena oils and filter from Fiat. The other thing was the staining on the alloy seen through the filler cap, really quite bad for a sub 20,000 mile car, hopefully more regular changes will keep this for getting worse.
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Re: Oil for Panda 2015 1.2l

Here is the oil I used 2.3 litres left approximately.
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