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#4545873 - 10/17/17 07:14 AM '97 Fiat punto 176 1.6 5w40
Calcal Offline


Registered: 10/16/17
Posts: 1
Loc: 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
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'97 Fiat Punto 90 ELX 160k

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#4545885 - 10/17/17 07:37 AM Re: '97 Fiat punto 176 1.6 5w40 [Re: Calcal]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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!
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'15 Dodge Journey - 90,000 KM's - SSO 5w20
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe - 535,000km - SSO 0w30 (R.I.P)

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#4545912 - 10/17/17 08:08 AM Re: '97 Fiat punto 176 1.6 5w40 [Re: Calcal]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2106
Loc: Slovenia EU
Just use ACEA A3/B4 oils...10w40 or 5w40...dont overthink here smile
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