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:eek: Sorry, just realised that is for 20L :eek:

That's very cheap indeed. Good find :thumbs:
 

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Try Euro car parts.

Carlube 5w-40 fully synthetic listed at £24.40 all in for 5 litres...

But if you use the code WINTER25 you will get a further 25% discount until 31st November.


5W-40 is perfect for a twinny.
 

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Does that work out cheaper than the oil I posted ?
Last ime I bought soem (in July) it was £12.28; buy 3 get four = £36.84 I cannot remeber if it was plus VAT though. If 20% added on its as near as dammit the same as the VERY GOOD DEAL you found.

Autobahnstormers costs £20/annum by the way.

Just trying to help and give a little back to say thanks for the help I've had :)

Steve
 
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Try Euro car parts.

Carlube 5w-40 fully synthetic listed at £24.40 all in for 5 litres...

But if you use the code WINTER25 you will get a further 25% discount until 31st November.


5W-40 is perfect for a twinny.
5W/40 is too thin. Most Alfa 16v engines will blow it out the exhaust :lol:
 
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What would you want 20 L of cheap oil for?

a, boat?
b, lorry?
c,Italian sports car?

I'd rather have the better quality oil (still cheap) :thumbs:
How do you know the GM oil isn't good quality ?

GM won't make the oil, it will come from somebody else. Now being semi-synthetic 10w/40 it's just what the 16v TS is supposed to use.

I run my 155 on it for 2 years. That's nearly 50000 miles of breenging. Engine is now going into another car...even with it's "high" 160000 on the clock. So this oil does it's job ;)

Also now running the GTV on it.
 

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5W/40 is too thin. Most Alfa 16v engines will blow it out the exhaust :lol:
Err, no it isn't.

Have a look on the opie oils website, there is a good section on oil facts.

It is the same Viscosity as 10w-40 when hot, the only difference is it doesn't get as thicken up as much when it gets cold.


I have used it in several TS engines (8 to be exact) and they run smoother and more quietly than on 10w-40 semi with very little difference to oil consumption.


Loads of threads on here about oil too. ;)
 
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Err, no it isn't.

Have a look on the opie oils website, there is a good section on oil facts.
Have a look at your Alfa Handbook. I'd trust that over anyone elses word.

If you want to use oil that's too thin when warming up then fine, no skin off my nose. You just won't benefit from the great 20 litres of semi-synthetic oil delivered for £50 that I found :lol: :)
 
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So why not use 0w rated oil ?

Oh that's right...'cos it's too thin :lol:

Also you saying the car is smoother and blah blah can't be true as it's the same thickness when hot so no difference.

You can quote Opie all you like. Do you work for them ? Is this spamming ? :lol:
 

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whilst I agree with you there if a person lets teh engine warm up gently and does not over rev it from cold then there should be less damage anyway

personally i use Magnatec 10w40 all the time
 

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There is no reason you can't use a 0w-40 oil

No I don't work for Opie, but it is easy to quote their site than type what I already know..
 
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