I need your advice regarding oil change frequency. I am the owner of a 147 1.6TS. According to the factory (and dealer) engine oil change should take place every 20,000kms or yearly (what-ever comes first). What do you recommend? Are there any people here that change engine oil more frequently?
To do 20.000km you must be using either Selenia 20k, or another suitable long life oil. If you are not using a long life oil, then you should do the oil change intervals at the mileage that the oil manufacturer reccoments.
If you are using the car hard, then you should definetely change the oil more frequent, even if using long life oil
The dealer recommended service interval in this country is 5,000kms !! not only from Alfa but most other manufacturers too - this is due to the heat and dust etc.
I change the engine oil every 7,000-10,000kms, which is about every 3-4 months for me. I also change the gearbox oil every year - its cheap enough to do when the car is in for service anyway - its 45degC here for 3 months of the year so its not worth taking any risks.
i change it every 3000 miles.
its a lame oil though, named Croon something. from the netherlands.
cant change the brand as i have to do the oil changes to a specific indie for my warranty to be valid. will be a good thing to change the oil now? i ve been using it for about 10k miles.