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147 oil specs ?

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The Alfa specs are:

10w40 semi-synthetic Normal Use
10w60 full-synthetic Sporty Use
5w30 semi-synthetic Very Severe Winter Use (i.e. constant sub-zero)

Can someone confirm that it the correct oil to use... I am about to get some semi synth Mobil-1 10W40
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For revving cars I would use the full-syn ....

But hey, I drive a diesel so ...
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I would use 10w 60 full synthetic such as Castrol RS.

I would use 10w 60 full synthetic such as Castrol RS.

I would use 10w 60 full synthetic such as Castrol RS.

To be sure! to be sure! to be sure!

All Alfa R's are driven in a "Sporty Manner" and oil gets a "pounding" even when you are stuck in traffic.(especially if you have Air conditioning)

Nothing destroys an engine faster than inapropriate oil. Except lack of Water
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I use 10W60 and as a result i was responsible for the Exxon Valdez disaster.It was me,i own up.I needed the oil.I fooked Alaska for one lousy 147.

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Go for fully synthetic based oil . Use Castrol , Mobil , Esso , Wintershal , or another good oil . Look at the small letters on the back of a package , viscosity is not everything . Look for the letters S*/C* , the star is another letter . The S is for normal fuel engines , the C stands for diesel . The * is another letter like i said and the further in the alfabet it is the better the protection of the engine . That is the real quality of on oil . For example SG/CF is a lot better then SE/CD oil . Even the specs for viscosity doesn't really matter then , only for extreme temp's . When winter in Finland it's better to go for a 0W30 then for a 10W40 . The opposit for Greece where you better can go for a 10W50 then a 5W40 . The first number is a temp indication , the second the visco at that temp .

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