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need to top up oil in the car

have a 56 2.0 JTS but not sure whether to pick up a 10w/40 or 10w/60..??

best one to pick up over the counter?
 

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brought the car at 4k 2 years ago and it had a service just before, car now has done 50k

also @ scottyf i read on the alfa parts site it can take 10w/40 but most do say 10w/60

how do i drain it all out and replace it with 10w 60 is it a big job ?
 

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10w60 is the correct oil for the JTS, if that's what its used to then keep in on it.

Changing the oil is simple...

Warm the engine and get it up on ramps/axle stands (DON'T just use a jack, its not safe). Remove the undertray and locate the sump plug.
Undo said sump plug and allow the oil to drain into a suitable container until it stops running completely. Next locate the oil filter (back of the engine) using an oil filter strap, remove the oil filter, it will be full of oil so position the container underneath it to catch the oil. Allow the oil to finish draining fully.

Fit a new oil filter, making sure you use a little oil on the rubber seal, do it up hand tight.
Replace the sump plug, including a new sump washer, make sure its good and secure.
Now, crawl out from under the car, remove the oil cap and pour in 4.5l of 10w60 oil, then replace the oil cap.
Now get back under the car and replace the undertray, check for any leaks from the sump plug.
Get the car off the ramps/axle stands and check the oil level, adjust if necessary (to the max-mark on the dipstick, don't be tempted to overfill it).

Take the car for a drive, allow to cool and check the oil again.
Check your oil every week and keep it topped up to the max-mark on the dipstick.
 

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cheers mate

the only thing i can get access to is a jack .

so it sounds like ill have to pay someone to do this for me, more money as i just spent 450 on replacing valves etc
 

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Probably do it with just the wheels on if your slim ;-)
I can just about squeeze under without jacking.


Its an easy job in reality and one that will give the longest engine reliability too.
 

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If you get a garage to do it it'll cost £60-£70. Make sure they fit a sump washer, many don't bother and it either leaks or seizes to the sump making it a nightmare to get off next time. Also ask them exactly what oil they used and get them to put it on the invoice. That's for two reasons, they'll be putting their name to the fact they have used the correct grade of oil and you will also know what you need to buy for top ups...
 

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Feel just to do it myself to save the money , need a jack doe
As for the sump n washer I can get that from any where right ?
 

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Feel just to do it myself to save the money , need a jack doe
As for the sump n washer I can get that from any where right ?
I went to a dealer to get mine as I forgot to ask for one when I bought my air and oil filter from Autolusso.
Check carparts4less.co.uk too, their prices for oil etc are excellent, don't remember if they sell the sump washer though...
 

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cheers mate

the only thing i can get access to is a jack .

so it sounds like ill have to pay someone to do this for me, more money as i just spent 450 on replacing valves etc
Hi, do you mean its had a top end rebuild after maybe a cam belt failure.?

They should of changed the oil and filter as part of the job
 

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To the OP.
Your first post in this thread asks about topping up the oil (to which the answer is 10W60 Synthetic, the only oil spec'd for the 2.0JTS).

Why are you suddenly asking about changing the oil & filter?
 

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the reason for the OP is this really ive been using 10w/40 in my JTS one of the reasons is this

engine Variants: 1.8TS, 1.9Mjet, 2.0JTS, 3.2v6
Brand: Selenia
Description: Oil Engine. Selenia 20k engine oil as recommended by Alfa Romeo (10w/40) 5 litres.
Price 38.40

Engine Variants: 1.8TS, 1.9Mjet, 2.0JTS, 3.2v6
Brand: Petronas
Description: Oil Engine. Selenia 20k engine oil as recommended by Alfa Romeo (SAE 10w/40)
but there i saw this aswell

ngine Variants: 1.9Mjet, 2.0JTS, 3.2v6
Brand: Petronas
Description: Oil Engine. Selenia racing oil 10w-60

and this


1.9Mjet, 2.0JTS, 3.2v6
Brand: Selenia
Description: Oil Engine. Selenia racing oil 10w-60, 5 litres.

so which is as im going to have to drain all oil out and top back up with 10w/60
 

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I don't know where you've cut & pasted that from, but it isn't correct... The MJet was never spec'd with 10w60 or 10w40.

But I'll say again, the only oil ever spec'd for the 2.0JTS is 10w60
 

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I don't know where you've cut & pasted that from, but it isn't correct... The MJet was never spec'd with 10w60 or 10w40.

But I'll say again, the only oil ever spec'd for the 2.0JTS is 10w60
That's undoubtedly correct, but in the 3 1/2 years (5 oil changes) that I have had my GT the two very respected Alfa specialists who have serviced it have both used 10w40 as they say, in their experience, this is better suited to the engine.
 
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