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Join Date: Aug 2006
Re: Oil quality in 2,0 V6 Turbo
Well I don't that is the problem, I just change it every 4,000 miles! But the 164 forum guys suggest that there is a specific oil for Alfa V6 3 litre engines, check with them, I think it was 10w80, but it may be the one you use. They suggested that the really expensive Alfa specific oil was not much different to any synthetic of the correct type. But it is an unusual one. It is supposed to last twice as many miles, but you have to change it a few times to get it all clean, and it can be worse with the correct oil, with all the muck from the old wrong oil slushing about in it!
I am going to get it all flushed out and clean, then go to the correct oil. I will let you know when I find out again, but I am on a different computer, and the one with the links does not currently work, sorry I can't help but the info is out there!
I have been told (from a skilled mechanic who has worked on 12v v6, and 24v ever since they have been about, he has a 33, and does the cambelt for me) that when cold, above 3,500 rpm the oil pressure gets above 6bar, to very high pressures, which doesn't happen to the same extent when warm. Why you have to use a fancy oil? This is available from the internet, from a company that specialises in performance oil (in Italy I think), but you should be able to get the correct grade anywhere once you check which one it really is, and I am very sorry I can't tell you at the moment.