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Oil recommendation for 156 1.9 JTDM

Hi,

I have had a look online and I can get these two 5W40 oils:

-PETRONAS SYNTIUM 3000E (5LTR) £28.14
-SELENIA WR 5W/40 - 5LTR £19.43

Last time I did an oil change, I did it myself. I used Selenia WR5W40 and I must say that the engine felt a tiny bit noisier.

Before that, the oil change was done at local Fiat/Alfa independent garage. They used 5W40 but I don't know the brand they used.

Although the price of Selenia's oil is tempting, I am keener to get a different oil to try to see if that makes the engine sound a bit smoother. Any thoughts on these two oils? Any other suggestions?

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Can you provide a link for the Selenia WR 5W40?
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See this;
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa...-evidence.html (Engine oil evidence)

One of the oils I suggest can be had from Euro Car Parts for normally £25-30 if using an online code and reserving at weekend or any time there is a decent offer.
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Both are good oils, full saps and made by Petronas. I would go to the cheapest.

Selenia WR 5w40 is well known for JTD's since 90-2000's, engines working with it never had any issue.
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I used to use Fuchs super syn 5w40 in my 159 jtdm, About £22 for 5l delivered from Opie oils, cheap enough to change it every 6 to 8k.
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Can you provide a link for the Selenia WR 5W40?
I read Fruity's thread and have had a look at Shell Helix Ultra 5w40. There is a great deal on Car Parts 4 Less at the moment. With a discount code, I got 5 ltr for £21 including delivery!

Here is the link:
https://www.carparts4less.co.uk/cp4l...2211&0&cc5_248

If you still want to go for the Selenia Oil the link is:
https://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=s...2898&sku=54675

But I think that for the price difference I would go for the Shell's. When I had my 225 TT, Shell was the only oil I would use as I was very happy with it.
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I've heard some people say their engine is smoother with x or y in it. I think it may be down to the amount of friction modifiers in it. Later oil specs mean friction modifiers are often not used due to toxicity and I also wonder if the may be responsible for deposits or if they break down to cause issues after a while. Again, I don't know but my thinking is I'll risk possibly less smoothness for reduced gum and varnish deposits.
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I read Fruity's thread and have had a look at Shell Helix Ultra 5w40. There is a great deal on Car Parts 4 Less at the moment. With a discount code, I got 5 ltr for £21 including delivery!

Here is the link:
https://www.carparts4less.co.uk/cp4l...2211&0&cc5_248

If you still want to go for the Selenia Oil the link is:
https://www.shop4parts.co.uk/?name=s...2898&sku=54675

But I think that for the price difference I would go for the Shell's. When I had my 225 TT, Shell was the only oil I would use as I was very happy with it.
Thanks for the links. Let us know how you find the Shell Ultra Helix 5w40 in your 156 JTD 1.916v. I have the same engine and have always used WR 5w40, but have changed it every 6,000 miles/6 months. Never had any problems but would like feedback on the Shell!
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Thanks for the links. Let us know how you find the Shell Ultra Helix 5w40 in your 156 JTD 1.916v. I have the same engine and have always used WR 5w40, but have changed it every 6,000 miles/6 months. Never had any problems but would like feedback on the Shell!
I have changed the oil now. Haven't done many miles but it definitely sounds smoother with Shell Helix Ultra, from hard acceleration on low gears to motorway driving. Next oil change I will use the same, specially if I manage to get the same price and discount again.
Update: it's even cheaper now with a 20% discount at £19 for 5 ltrs. I am actually going to buy another one to have to spare.
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