I have about had it with all this digital crap, I want an oil dipstick. Well, at least they gave us a dipstick for the headlight washer fluid.The Giulia base and TI do not have an oil dipstick unfortunately. It has a digital oil level reader accessed through the infotainment.
It's not uncommon for new engines (this includes rebuilt) to consume some oil during break-in. And 'Yes', the oil level needs to be kept in a safe level range, adding as necessary.Bought my Giulia almost 2 weeks ago and the oil light went on indicating that oil needs to be put on, is this normal for brand new cars not to have oil in them?
100% spot on. I used to have a Mercedes CLK with a digital dipstick and it was a pain in the ass. The manual said it used 8.5 quarts of oil! but i would always fill it to 8 because if you think about it, you can never fill it to the spec. There is still residual oil left attached to the engine even when changing oil. You will never completely replace the oil in in entirety unless you have it draining for days. I know this by trial an error because if i would attempt to fill it using 8.5 quarts the engine would run like ****. So around 5,500 miles, it will tell me to add a quart of oil. (Mercedes engines are known to consume oil) but i prefer to add a bit of oil then to overfill it.The thing that is frustrating about the virtual dipstick is an accurate reading can only be had after warming up the oil and then waiting for a few minutes.
I'd encourage anyone checking their oil to examine the owner's manual carefully and follow the instructions. Over-filling the motor with oil can be disastrous if improperly read.
The OPs engine was dumping oil into the coolant. You might want to check your coolant for discoloration/sheen from oil. The OPs engine eventually self destructed and had to be replaced (see pictures under a different thread). That was hopefully a rare occurrence.New Giulia Q4 here...
Picked it up last Thursday (5 days ago), 178 miles on the odometer. Started with oil level at the "full" mark on the display, now down about 1/2 inch ( I'm thinking about 1/5 quart, but who knows).
At this rate, I'll nee to add oil by 1000 miles. Anyone else experience this?
Does anybody know the oil specs to get? My 4C and Abarth (sold) use a fully synthetic oil which is not compatible with petroleum based oils.No coolant contamination, at least to my eyes. Maybe (hopefully) it's just the normal breaking in of the engine that apparently consumed the oil, assuming it's not an electronic glitch.
Driving from Texas to California in a few days and will monitor closely. Going to look for a quart of oil to keep in the trunk, just in case....
Car is running fine in all other respects, except for the crazy air conditioning that can't seem to hold a constant temperature in the cabin, regardless of whether it's on automatic or manual.
Automobile manufacturer fluid recommendations can be both helpful and confusing.For the 2.0: SAE 0W30, API SN, ACEA C2, Chrysler MS-13340, FIAT 9.55535-GS1
For the 2.9: SAE 0W40, API SN, ACEA A3/B4, Chrysler MS-12991, FIAT 9.55535-Z2
I do not have any specific information that implies that Mobil 1, or any other engine oil, or coolant, or other assorted fluids (off the list) would not work, or would harm your Giulia.I have always been a mobile one user. is there any reason why mobile one would not be recommended? is there a newer science or thought for the qv?