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Mr156_2.0

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Oil
« on: March 13, 2013, 06:15:49 PM »
Hi all,

Where in Sydney can you get selinia oil at a reasonable price? And how much?
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Re: Oil
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 08:21:43 AM »
Anyone?
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Re: Oil
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 08:41:10 AM »
If its so hard to get, why not use Castrol Edge?, easy to get at Repco, Bursons, Supercheap and Autobahn, lot cheaper and therefor can afford to change it more often, Colin.
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Re: Oil
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 08:57:43 AM »
I too was wondering, why don't you use the top name synthetic, ie Mobil 1 or Penrite or Martini, all have been used by others and Alfa workshops to great satisfaction. 

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Re: Oil
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 10:06:11 AM »
156 2.0?  Twin spark or JTS?  Liqui Moly can be bought at most Autobarn outlets, and have great stock base quality. 

http://www.liqui-moly.com.au/products/motor-oil/

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Re: Oil
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2013, 11:53:47 AM »
Ok where to get martini?
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Re: Oil
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 02:19:32 PM »
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Re: Oil
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 09:30:06 PM »
Martini is a very good oil that flys under the radar, if you look at 50's-90's motorsport in Europe, you will see a lot of Martini banners on racetracks and supporting a lot of Alfa Romeo racecars, 10-40 for a twin spark, 10-60 for a JTS and 10-60 for a twin spark with a thirst for oil, Colin.
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Re: Oil
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 07:28:49 AM »
I checked out their website a while back and am keen to try. Think it's the go. Martini racing has been around forever and I'm sure by now they would have their oil down. How expensive? I'm still going to buy just curious
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Re: Oil
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 07:46:55 AM »
I purchased some Martini oil in Melbourne last year and it was about what you pay for Castrol / Mobil / Shell oil for a 156, Martini oil is not available from the usual places such as Repco /Supercheap /Autobahn, but at specialist suppliers and some car servicing places, Colin.
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Re: Oil
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 08:00:53 AM »
Mr Bruno Colautti at Maranello Pur Sang has used Martini religiously for many many years with great success, give him a call.

You will only need to use the full synthetic 10W40.

Another well known Alfa workshop, Monza Motors, go by Penrite with great success for road and race cars.

So take your pick.

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Re: Oil
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 10:15:38 AM »
In my 156 owners manual it states that if you don't use Selena, then your Alfa will be severely compromised, Alfa Romeo is owned by Fiat, and Fiat has links The Selena oil group.
In my 33 owners manual it states that the oil to use in your 33 is Shell, Mobil, IP [Italian Petroleum], AGIP, Martini or any quality oil of the correct Viscosity and maufacturers approval, that is because Alfa Romeo had no links with any oil companies, but they used to get sponsored by Martini and AGIP, [but not at the same time!], a lot of Holden dealers use Mobil, because they sponsor their racing team HRT, [Holden Racing Team], while over at Ford the dealer use Castrol lubricants...... cause Castrol sposor FPR, [Ford Performance Racing], 30 years ago Holden Dealers used Castrol, because Castrol sponsored Peter Brocks Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Toranas and Commodores, what i am waffling on about is buy the oil that has the right Viscosity [10-40], the right base, Mineral based, semi Mineral based, Fully Synthetic or Sythetically Fortified, for the 156 it has to be Fully Synthetic and Make sure it has the correct manufacturers approval, seen on the back of the oil container, Colin.
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Re: Oil
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 09:20:22 PM »
Martini is a very good oil that flys under the radar, if you look at 50's-90's motorsport in Europe, you will see a lot of Martini banners on racetracks and supporting a lot of Alfa Romeo racecars,

Oh come on, Martini Racing's sponsorship was for Martini & Rossi not Martini Racing products pty ltd.




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Re: Oil
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 08:56:18 PM »
Ok Steve, i will take the ruler crack across the knuckles and accept that there are TWO Martini brands, for years i thought it was a alcohol company, as in a Dry Martini, then i was told thats its an Italian Lubricant company, that has a Bull on its Logo, so then you look at all the Martini sponsorship of Alfa - Fiat - Lancia - Ferrari and i think, good on this Oil company for assisting our favourite Italian race teams, now you put me right by saying its also called Martini and Rossi, lucky we don't have a grog company in Australia called Castrol or i would be really confused, i saw a Martini sponsored Lancia Delta with Fiats brand of oil Selenia on the car as well, now it all makes sense, Colin.
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Re: Oil
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 07:44:49 AM »
My mother prefered one, I prefer the other.

That said I ran out of Martini Oil the other week so I went to Autobarn and bought some Castrol Edge with Titanium  (20w-60). Not cheap  but worth every cent as I could hear the difference.

While I have  TS, it was suggested that I use the thicker oil as that model of engine (310?) uses oil.
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Previously:
1989 164 3.0  V6
2002 156 Twin Spark Sports Edition
2002 147 Twin Spark
2002 916 Spider Twin Spark
1990 Alfa 75 Potenziata