Full or semi synthetic oil for 147 T.S 1.6 120HP
I own a 147 1,6 120HP. The car now has about 44.000km (about 27.000 miles). I bought it new so every service was done in Alfa Romeo dealers using full synthetic oil. However, I recently moved to Brussels so I had to go for the next service here. I went to a local mechanic and he told me that I should never use full synthetic oil to this car. My french is not the best but his conclusion was that "this kind of engines are very "weak" and full synthetic oil won't work as it has to reach a certain temperature.... Consequently, the lubrication of the engine is not the proper one. Full synthetic oil is used only in high output (turbo charged or high displacement) engines".
I've never heard such an approach before and I wonder if it's the case.
Anyway, I told him to use full synthetic oil as I have never had any problem with that.