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User manual and autodata say 5w for the 2.4 ... 6.5l of Castrol Edge will cost me over £60. I have some good quality, i think Total, 10w40 Fully Syn Low-SAPS kicking around.

Motor has done around 107k... good idea to use my stock or should i fork out for the Edge? Bear in mind im losing a liter or so every 3-5 months for the mean time due to leaks that im in the process of sourcing.

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Currently Alfa seem to be ushing for 5W30, as it is slightly less viscous (improves Mpg), however, traditionally they advised 5w-40. If you live somewhere cold like scandanavia, 0w30/ 0w40 would work too.
10W40 might not lubricate the engine enough at lower temperatures.
 

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You would probably get away with the 10w-40, especially in summer but I would probably stick it in the Mrs car and use the proper stuff in the Alfa.
 

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5w40 it is

Although this is the mrs car... mine is the Coupe
 
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