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Offline daniil1990

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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2015, 09:43:22 AM »
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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2015, 12:01:01 PM »
Dan the stuff will showed is what I got :)
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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2015, 12:11:24 PM »
I use total quartz racing oil. Same grade better price!

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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2015, 12:27:47 AM »
Now this hasn't happened in a while but in the early days there were a couple of people reporting engine/gearbox issues.

Warranty claims were made and oil samples were requested.

To cut a very long story short the same grade oil was used but it was lacking in a couple of areas compared to Selenia, so the claim was refused.

Now I'm not saying it would or could happen again, the warranty process is much different these days and the dealer network more relaxed, but personally speaking I wouldn't risk it for 5 difference per service
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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2015, 08:54:50 AM »
Hey Will,

I agree that selena is a good quality oil but surely what your suggesting is it's the only oil to use?

this sounds a bit like high quality marketing to me.

The silver tin you posted up earlier in the thread, does this state "multi air"?
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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2015, 09:43:32 AM »
Hi Dan

Yes, if you follow the tech and marketing blurb to the line then the 5w 40 Selenia "Abarth" has been designed specifically for the Multiair unit.

Now I'm not saying everyone must use it, it's entirely down to you,  it I would rather pay the extra 5 per change and use the officially guided stuff to avoid any shadow of doubt if any problems arise.

Especially considering how temperamental the Multiair unit can be :)

Providing the oil you chose meets and exceeds all of the attached then you'll have absolutely no issues, whether you ever need to claim or not!
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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2015, 09:51:58 AM »
solid information to back the the Selena route.

I'm going to get the Selena, you are right for an extra 10 it costs is it worth the risk to my car? ... definitely not!

going to try service the car myself for the oil and filter next. Any idea where the oil filter location is?
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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2015, 10:39:00 AM »
Under the turbo and air inlet pipe, on the top/side of the engine.

It is the black dome thing, removing it is VERY messy. Drain the engine oil before you even think of removing the filter.

The filter is a cartridge style item, you'll remove the black dome with the filter in it. Prise the filter out, replace the gasket and return. You will get oil down the side of the engine so be prepared to clean up lots after ;D

You'll need to remove the undertray before you can access the sum plug
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Re: Brake Fluid
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2015, 03:09:00 PM »
Thanks Will.
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- 1949 White, Black Mirrors, Custom Centre Caps.
- Super Brilliance White - Main, Side, Rear Plate and Fog Lights.