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I will be stocking Selènia DigiteK 0W40 and Selènia DigiteK Pure Energy 0W30, not in for a bit maybe a few weeks.


BUT don't fret over this fiat spec. The Fiat 9.55535–GS1 specifications are shared with VW 504.00/507.00. I carry Also Repsol 5w30 that meets VW 507.00/504.00, MB 229.51, ACEA C3, and Porsche C30 which compare to the Fiat specifications.

I'd really not worry that much as long as it is within these specs. They just want you to buy oil from the dealer. If you want Selenia, not a problem. Titan Fuchs meets it too but 5W-30.


For example Shell Helix (not readily available here)

Specifications: ACEA C2, ACEA C3, API SN, VW504.00/507.00, MB 229.52, MB 229.51, MB 229.31, Fiat 955535.GS1 & Fiat 955535.DS1 (meets requirements), Porsche C30. Stick with full syn. within these specs. Long time in the Alfa world and let me tell you, all they want is for you to come to the dealer thinking they have a special recipe for oil.


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NO, NO, NO...the olive oil is tire dressing! THIS is the engine oil. >:)
 

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NO, NO, NO...the olive oil is tire dressing! THIS is the engine oil. >:)
Barilla? I would've guessed Portofino Inn or Paul Newman.
 
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Which part of Puglia? I was born in Bari and I only use pugliese EVOO. There are no substitutes....
Alberobello area, small family orchard up near there. That's all I can give you as I bring this in exclusively!
 

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I will be stocking Selènia DigiteK 0W40 and Selènia DigiteK Pure Energy 0W30, not in for a bit maybe a few weeks.


BUT don't fret over this fiat spec. The Fiat 9.55535–GS1 specifications are shared with VW 504.00/507.00. I carry Also Repsol 5w30 that meets VW 507.00/504.00, MB 229.51, ACEA C3, and Porsche C30 which compare to the Fiat specifications.

I'd really not worry that much as long as it is within these specs. They just want you to buy oil from the dealer. If you want Selenia, not a problem. Titan Fuchs meets it too but 5W-30.


For example Shell Helix (not readily available here)

Specifications: ACEA C2, ACEA C3, API SN, VW504.00/507.00, MB 229.52, MB 229.51, MB 229.31, Fiat 955535.GS1 & Fiat 955535.DS1 (meets requirements), Porsche C30. Stick with full syn. within these specs. Long time in the Alfa world and let me tell you, all they want is for you to come to the dealer thinking they have a special recipe for oil.


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To my knowledge, the Giulia 2.0 turbo engine is supplied with Petronas Selenia Digitek Pure Energy 0W-30.
To this point, I have found 5 other branded oils that conform to the 9.55535-GS1 spec.
They are:
Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX
Shell Helix Ultra ECT
Fuchs Titan GT1
BP Formula Elite
BP Formula Select
 
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I get my Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W-30
at my local Carquest/Advance Auto Parts.
Order and pay online and run in and pick it up.
Slick! I put it in Giulia and on most of my salads.
 

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I get my Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX 0W-30
at my local Carquest/Advance Auto Parts.
Order and pay online and run in and pick it up.
Slick! I put it in Giulia and on most of my salads.
Is it supplied in 4qt, 5qt, or single qt bottles?
What is the pricing?
Do they keep it in stock?
 

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Giulia, she ain't no slouch

For the few among us who might think the Giulia 2.0 is underpowered, it is too easy to forget that it is a pocket rocket compared with most sports cars of the 1980s and '90s. It's not only quicker to 0-60 and a quarter mile than all but a few, it's much more fuel efficient.

When Road & Track Magazine tested the 1987 Alfa Milano, the editors said it was one of the fastest sports sedans on the continent. The 2.5 Milano, which I still drive, is a slug compared with my Giulia and is even a tad slower in the 0-60 sprint than the 2014 Mazda 3 I had until recently/

So, how does the Giulia 2.0 stack up against the hot cars of the 90s? Pretty damned well.

According to reviews, the Giulia 2.0 hits 60 in about 5.5 seconds and the quarter mile in a shade less than 14. So, let's pick a few cars from a Road & Track road-test summary from 1995. First figure is seconds to 60 mph; Next is seconds to quarter mile.

Acura NSX -- 5.8, 14.
Alfa Romeo 164 -- 7.6, 14.
BMW M3 -- 6.0, 14.6
Camaro V6 -- 9.0, 16.6.
Corvette LT1-- 5.7, 14.1.
Ford Mustang Cobra -- 6.9, 15.3
Jaguar XJ12 --7.7, 15.9.
Mercedes 500E -- 6.2, 14.6.
Nissan 300 ZX Turbo -- 6.0, 14.4.
Porsche 911 Carrea -- 5.2, 13.8.

Conclusion: Giulia ain't no slouch.
 

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Is it supplied in 4qt, 5qt, or single qt bottles?
What is the pricing?
Do they keep it in stock?
I purchased one single quart for $9.49. In stock at my closest store.
Do not think they have it in larger containers. Check online and you
can see which locations near you have it in stock.
 

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Here is another nice thread on Giulia motor oil:
http://www.giuliaforums.com/forum/754-giulia-how-diy/19089-diy-oil-change-giulia-ti-awd.html

Also, It really burns my bum to pay $8-10 a quart for engine oil.
I have a 01 BMW 530i E39 M54. Purchased in 04 with about 50K miles. Currently has 262K. Started using about a quart every 1K at about 125-150K. Progressed to 1qt every 700-800 miles. Always used either BMW full synthetic oil, 5W-30 (was about the same price as Auto Zone - Advance name brand full syn, with my dealer discount) or Castrol Edge full syn. About 100,000 miles ago I switched to Rotella diesel oil 15W-40. About $2.50 a quart in 5 gallon pails. I now use about a quart every 1500 miles with no oil related problems ever in 100,000 miles.
IMHO, the greatest benefit (for typical - spirited street driving) of modern full syn engine oils compared to modern conventional oils is extended longevity. The syns are good for twice the mileage as the conventionals. For folks that put a lot of miles a year on their cars, changing the oil 3-4-5 times a year can be a pain. For me, being in the business and having a lift, etc. I'd rather buy the conventionals and change it more often.
 

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Found Mobil 1 ESP 0w30 at a local NAPA. It meets ACEA 2 and 3 (plus some MB and Porsche) which should mean that it meets Fiat 9.55535-GS1, correct?
 

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Found Mobil 1 ESP 0w30 at a local NAPA. It meets ACEA 2 and 3 (plus some MB and Porsche) which should mean that it meets Fiat 9.55535-GS1, correct?
IMO, I would not make that assumption. One member here said that Castrol met the Fiat spec. I called Castro USA headquarters and they said it does not meet the Fiat spec.

AlfaAndy posted:

To my knowledge, the Giulia 2.0 turbo engine is supplied with Petronas Selenia Digitek Pure Energy 0W-30.
To this point, I have found 5 other branded oils that conform to the 9.55535-GS1 spec.
They are:
Pennzoil Platinum Euro LX
Shell Helix Ultra ECT
Fuchs Titan GT1
BP Formula Elite
BP Formula Select


This is the list I will follow.
 

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Well, the Fiat spec is met by ACEA 2 spec oil...Castol ESP is ACEA 2 and 3 compliant. IDK.
 

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Motul 8100 Eco-Clean ACEA C2 0W-30 Fully Synthetic
Millers Oils XF Longlife 0w-30 12 FE Fully Synthetic
Fuchs Titan GT1 SAE 0w-30 Premium Performance Engine Oil
Millers Oils XF Longlife C2 0w-30 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil
LM Top Tec 4310 0W-30
of Course SELENIA DIGITEK PURE ENERGY
 
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