Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland
Yet Another Oil Question for Twin Sparks
I have had my 147 1.6 (120hp Lusso) for 4 and a half years now. In that time I've clocked up 151,000 miles, doing roughly 550-600 miles a week. In the last 18 months its oil consumption has gone up. I now stick in 1 litre every 1000 miles whereas it used to be able to get 2000 miles. That in itself is not a worry ( as it is pretty common) but the cost of putting oil in every 2 weeks is getting annoying. Is there a grade of oil, like a 10w60, I can use to increase longevity?
It used to use 10w40 but at the moment TI Autos has put in 20w50 (Selenia HPX) to see if it would help consumption. That has not worked.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.