Originally Posted by sbaddison
As my car is filled with 5/30 magnatec (by the supplying dealer
), I'm considering getting an oil change done and using Selenia Racing 10/60 as per my handbook.
What price can I expect to be charged from a dealer for an oil & filter change using genuine Alfa parts?
Do it yourself.
It will be alot cheaper and its very easy to do.All you need is the oil,oil filter,filter wrench and a bucket or oil pan to drain out the old oil into.Oh and your wheel brace/jack.The sump drain plug/bolt is located in the middle of the sump and its an allen key fitment.Not sure of the exact allen key size.Large one though.
All you need to do is use your wheel brace/jack/or a trolley jack and raise the car up a few inches to gain access to the sump plug/bolt,drain out the old oil,then unscrew the old filter,fill up the new filter with oil,lubricate the filter rubber seal with some oil,screw it in and then pour the new oil into the engine.You will need about 4.4-4.5 litres of oil to completely fill the engine up.Warm the engine up.Go for a very small spin around the block,come back,leave the engine/engine oil to cool and settle for a minute or 2,and check the oil level.Then top up to the full notch on the dip stick if required.Thats it,Job done by yourself for a lot less money.
You can do this job yourself in about 20-30 minutes,taking your time too.
Oh and dont bother with the Selinea oil,just use Castrol RS 10-60 or Mobil 1 15-50 fully synthetic.Probably cheaper to buy 4 liters of those oils than the Selinea stuff.
P.S No need for a genuine Alfa part,its only a cheap oil filter rebadged /packaged in an Alfa Romeo box.Buy a spurious one to suit your car in your local Motor Factors.Cheaper too.