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patrizio
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What engine oil

Post by patrizio »

As the title suggests guess,
I'd like to know what type of oil used in place of VS Corsa multigrade expected at the time by FIAT.
Thank you ;)

Come il titolo lascia immaginare,
mi piacerebbe sapere quale tipo di olio usate in sostituzione del VS Corsa multigrado previsto all'epoca da FIAT.
Grazie ;)
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Tobi
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Re: What engine oil

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Mineral oil 20W50 is OK
Argonaut
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Re: What engine oil

Post by Argonaut »

SAE 40 is the best choice as these oils were used in the 70s. Castrol still delivers those oils in real beautiful cans. Any 10 w 40, 10 w 50 is becoming too thin when being hot and making the engine consume more. My 2 cents... got this information from Leo Aumüller and works out for me.
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Re: What engine oil

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Thanks Tobi and thanks Argonaut (Y)
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Re: What engine oil

Post by Ribolla_67 »

I am sorry to bring this topic back again:
The worst you can do to a Dino engine is single grade 40 - too „thin“ when hot and far too „thick“ at cold start.

The second worst thing is using mineral 20w50 „classic“ oil - cheap mineral base with 30 % viscosity modifiers which are destroyed soon by our valvetrain - and sold for full synthetic prices.

For good reasons, Ferrari filled full synthetic 10w50 into 246 engines, whereas Lancia used full synthetic 10w50 AGIP for the stratos.

In my business, Mobil 1 is well known as the best engine oil, so my recommendation would be 5w50 or 10w60, depending on climate and use case.

Just have a look at the HTHS values...
Stephane2400
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Re: What engine oil

Post by Stephane2400 »

Hi

I use Motul Competition V300 15w50 for all my cars - it is used in historic racing.
Full synthetic & HTHS viscosity. Great experience for the past 10 years.

Rgds

Stéphane
Fiat Dino 2400 coupe 1971
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