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Hi All,

I've been doing a fair bit of searching but I've ended up more confused than before I started. I need to top up the oil in my 2017 Giulia Veloce 2.0 petrol. Most threads on here refer to oils in the USA but not much exists about what oil to use in Australia.

The retailer websites are recommending oils i wouldn't expect to suit the vehicle, such as oil suitable for diesel engines and viscosity other than 0w-30:
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Can someone please point me in the right direction in terms of which oil to use and where to get it? If you're from Australia you'll know the dealer network is terrible here so i'm looking for somewhere close to home i can buy the right oil from.

Thanks in advance.
 

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where are you located ?

edit : youre in Sydney - Maccarrolls have a parts office in Hornsby, two dealerships in Artamon and Redfern

or any independent mechanic close to you should be able to get it in for you - Five Dock, Marrickville Leichhardt... just to name a few

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i would seek out the right stuff, but thats just me
 

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just a quick anecdote - during a conversation with a guy at a dealership service centre (who used to sell Alfa but now focus on FIAT commercial) - the Selenia 0W-30 topic came up and he told me about how they experimented with the same viscosity, 0w-30 but a different brand - Caltex

he said the Caltex caused CELs and it wasnt till they reverted back to the Selenia that the CELs stopped popping up

the wrong oil will cause judders, shakes and misfiring and it appears this car is sensitive to the brand - or to the crap oil in certain brands - other brands may be ok
 

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avoid anyone who tells you to use anything other than 0w-30
Yep. The MultiAir top in the 2.0T petrol engine requires 0W-30. MultiAir is troublesome enough as it is, and playing oil recommendation oneupmanship with the FPT engineers isn't going to improve the situation. Use the oil that is recommended in the instruction manual: 0W-30.
 

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Penrite Diesel oil is SP rated. You have E10 gas there? I was visiting 2 years ago now in 2019 but was driving like an idiot because I thought you might have the same rules as NZ.


Contrary to popular belief Diesel oil is good stuff. If you've ever driven a diesel vehicle the oil gets black in one day due to filth lining the cylinders. This process starts immediately on startup....

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You have E10 gas there
yeah, but we dont actually put it in our cars



Penrite Diesel oil is SP rated. You have E10 gas there? I was visiting 2 years ago now in 2019 but was driving like an idiot because I thought you might have the same rules as NZ.


Contrary to popular belief Diesel oil is good stuff. If you've ever driven a diesel vehicle the oil gets black in one day due to filth lining the cylinders. This process starts immediately on startup....

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your post is totally off the planet

it has NOTHING to do with what the OP is seeking

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Penrite is nice enough to have an image of the back, where I beheld two Fiat specs.

Unless Australia left planet Earth I do believe this is an Australian company?


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Unless Australia left planet Earth I do believe this is an Australian company?
Alfa Romeo is an Italian car

read the truncated fine print at the bottom - follow manufacturers specifications

see rule#1

i went to an independent who uses Penrite, he charged me for Selenia and yet i only saw one can of Digitek on the bench ... and my car shuddered

also see my post about Caltex 0W-30 causing CEL (same FIAT 9.55535-DSI spec)

we will stick to Digitek thanks
 

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Alfa Romeo is an Italian car

read the truncated fine print at the bottom - follow manufacturers specifications

see rule#1
Alfa Romeo chose a Fiat spec. That is Penrite Oil's oil selector drop down result and it is that -GS1 spec that I saw in our old '17 manual, as well as the SP spec of newer revisions. The best of both worlds as one would say.

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why buy that when we can get the real deal for AUD$15 a litre ?

alternatives only come up on this website a lot because you guys cant get Selenia Digitek -
 

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Use the penrite. It meets the spec by alfa Romeo and it meets their latest sn plus and sp specs to protect against low speed preignition which is not an American phenomenon.


The digitek does not protect against lspi


Rule 1. Don't listen to stories that start with "a guy at a dealership told me....". :p
 

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I have run my kids 2.4 Dart MultiAir on 5/40 for well over 100000 miles....it calls for 0/20..
Multi Air needs clean oil ,the viscosity is not as important...a grade or 2 either way won't make a difference , but the additive package needs to be spot on .

For the record,Im telling you what I do,Im not recommending anyone else do it.
 

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I have run my kids 2.4 Dart MultiAir on 5/40 for well over 100000 miles....it calls for 0/20..
Multi Air needs clean oil ,the viscosity is not as important...a grade or 2 either way won't make a difference , but the additive package needs to be spot on .

For the record,Im telling you what I do,Im not recommending anyone else do it.

Yup and an alfa technician here runs 5w40 in this 2.0l as does every 1.4l multiair in 500 abarth, dart, and 124 spider. No idea whats the perfect oil but ive got 5w30 sn plus in the stelvio and she runs like a top with jb4
 
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