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« on: 09 April, 2008, 10:39:36 PM »

hi all!
s3 1.3 coupe needs a full service, any recommendations on engine and gear oils, air and oil filters etc. types, makes and suppliers?
any advice gratefully received Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: 09 April, 2008, 10:52:34 PM »

I use duckhams classic 20/50 in 1.3 assuming it has done a few miles. Mobil 1 synthetic 75/90 for gear box, get filters from omicron.


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« Reply #2 on: 10 April, 2008, 08:40:56 PM »

For the oil filter, I usually go to my local motor factors with the following list of filters.  They normally have at least one of them.

FRAM PH2803-2
MANN W940/25
BOSCH P 4065

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« Reply #3 on: 11 April, 2008, 05:53:56 PM »

Yes, the oil filter is the same as used on an FX-4 taxi and several Japanese cars, I think.

John Simister
« Reply #4 on: 11 April, 2008, 08:47:56 PM »

thanks for all the feed back, she,s done 70,000 plus been around the clock! not the original engine though!
do the air filters share with any other marque? and are they usually available from local motor factors as well?
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« Reply #5 on: 13 April, 2008, 07:47:33 PM »

For my Fulvia 1600 I use Selenia HPX oil, which Fiat recommends for high performance engines that have already done considerable mileage. It is rated 20/60 and is I believe called ‘semi-synthetic’, whatever that means. I buy it from my local Fiat agent and it costs about £20 plus for 5 litres. My engine has done about 80,000 miles and it consumes about 0.5 litres of oil in 700 miles, which is I think about what you expect from a 1600.

I change the oil filter every 3000 miles, with the oil change. The last oil filter I used was a FRAMM FT 4403. The packaging shows cross references with Toyota: 15601-96101, MANN: W 940/1 and Tecnocar: R 65. Under main applications it lists – Toyota Land Cruiser and Range Rover F.3.5 V8.

For the air filter, I tend to change this less frequently and simply clean it out and reuse it until it looks grotty. I would be interested to know if others do the same.


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« Reply #6 on: 14 April, 2008, 08:12:10 PM »

I also use HPX on both my Fulvia 1600 & my Beta VX.  It is a synthetic oil and although it was rated at 20W/60, the latest cans say 20W/50.  Have used it for 10 years with no problems.  I change my air filter after about 4000 miles as I find it gets a little oily from the crankcase breather which I suspect restricts its breathing properties.  Might just be my imagination though.



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« Reply #7 on: 14 April, 2008, 08:47:04 PM »

yes, my brother-in-law used to compete in the fiat lubrificante challenge a few years back and used it in his uno...and i use  to pinch a bit for my 128. the crankcase breather on the 128 used to chuck a bit of oil back to the filter, but not on the fulvia, even though she  gets driven much harder Wink
but as for oil use in the 1300 fulvia doesn't use any? is that unusual? 
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« Reply #8 on: 18 April, 2008, 01:53:43 PM »

Fulvia air filters: it seems that the Tecnocar production of these has stopped and I don't know how long currents stocks will last. Not so easy to get replacements, unfortunately. No foreseeable difficulties for oil filters.

If there is engine oil inside  the air filter box or on the air filter, piston rings are probably worn.

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« Reply #9 on: 29 April, 2008, 07:39:08 AM »

We started using SAE 40 Super Monograde oil in the engine on the recommendation of a past Chairman of the SA club, and notice that older Fulvias smoke less when using it.  Cheesy

For the gearbox we use Shell Spirax SAE 80W-90 - same as for the VX supercharger.

We still managed to buy a Technocar A-818 R filter last year, but maybe these are old stock?

In the meantime somebody down here has made a reusable (washable) filter in the same vein as that on the Flavia.  Cost w/out shipping is about £25.

Pic to follow.

Kindest regards,

Guy McDougall
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« Reply #10 on: 17 May, 2008, 05:55:59 PM »

Visited a couple of local motor factors today, I can get hold of oil filters, no problem.
1st one available, Fram part no.FRA PH8A, description Z877, £4.99
2nd one, WIX 7068, about £6-7
No air filters available at all. I have unfortunately thrown away the old one as it was swimming with brake fluid (see s3 master cylinder postings) can anyone take some O/D, I/D and height  measurements etc for me. or does any one have any other ideas?
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« Reply #11 on: 18 May, 2008, 08:37:10 AM »

Have a look on ebay, some for sale on there recently.
Item number  360053274339 on ebay Italy is for an air cleaner filter, set of plugs, condenser & points, current bid is £55.

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« Reply #12 on: 16 July, 2008, 10:53:51 PM »

In the end Omicron supplied it all for me, (apart from the fluids) at a reasonable cost I think  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: 17 July, 2008, 01:05:13 PM »

I use 10/40 synthetic from LSUK in my second series.  And in my Lambdas for that matter.  Works fine and does not cost the earth.

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« Reply #14 on: 17 July, 2008, 04:46:08 PM »

Do you see evidence of increased oil leaks/seepage or get a mist of oil over the engine bay with the synthetic in the Lambda?

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