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'97 Fiat punto 176 1.6 5w40 #4545873
10/17/17 06:14 AM
10/17/17 06:14 AM
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Calcal Offline OP
Calcal  Offline OP
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Italy Milan
Hi everyone!
I have a '97 fiat Punto 90 1.6 8V (motor version 176A9000 EURO 2 emission class), with 160000KM. I would like an advice on engine oil for my car.
My manual sets out for my car - and all gasoline models Punto, 8v-16v excluding the GT -
- SAE 15W40 lubricants that surpass specification CCMC G4, API SG
- SAE 10W40 that surpass spec. CCMC G5 and API SH.
I observe the color of the oil to define when it is to be change (less then 20000KM), but if I'm wrong I can change my habits.

Everyday use, more than once a day, often for short trips (less than 10km), in Milan IT.
Winters isn't too cold minimum average temperature> -2 C Max Average temperature < + 9 C
Summer minimum average temperature> +18 C Max Average temperature < 29 C.

I drive hard and - when i can - fast.
I try to shift up gears nearly at max torque (Nm) e nearly to max power of that gear (when the engine has reached the operating temperature). I avoided pushing the accelerator full way.
Sometimes I'm stuck in traffic jam.

Reading on the net, a 5W40 is advised to me because when it is cold it's remains more fluid.
I oriented to a "full synt" oil. I was watching CASTROL EDGE TITANIUM FST 5W40 (463878). or shell HX8 5w40 A3/B4 (even if I've small oil leak problem on cylinders head cover but I keep checking the oil level often).

My question are:
-is 5w40 correct for my car?
-Does it makes sense to use a more protective oil (like castrol?) considering the age of the car?

Tips are appreciated

'97 Fiat Punto 90 ELX 160k
Re: '97 Fiat punto 176 1.6 5w40 [Re: Calcal] #4545885
10/17/17 06:37 AM
10/17/17 06:37 AM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Offline
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ON, Canada eh?
Ciao da un italiano all'altro!

A good quality oil is never too early to implement. I would use the 5w40 although temperatures in the winter in Italy are fairly mild compared to other parts of the world like Canada!

cheers Salute!

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 17k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w30
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535k KM (Dead) - AMSOIL SS 0w30
Re: '97 Fiat punto 176 1.6 5w40 [Re: Calcal] #4545912
10/17/17 07:08 AM
10/17/17 07:08 AM
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Just use ACEA A3/B4 oils...10w40 or 5w40...dont overthink here smile

2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40

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