what engine oil type??

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  1. markymark

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    morning everyone:thumb:

    We have a Fiat Ducatto 2.8 JTD as a base vevicle, 2004.

    What is the best engine oil to use please?
    Off to the South of France in June for 3 weeks so need to start looking for some for the journey for top ups.
    Hopefully not:Sad:
     
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    Turbo Diesel Semi-Synthetic 10w40

    If, as it appears, you don't know what is already in there, take whatever brand is currently on offer.
     
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    quick answer is whatever you have in the sump at the moment can't hurt
    quick question is why should you need to top up for a vehicle of that age ?
    better question is what sort of oil to use anyway ?

    personally I do about 10k Km pa ; so instead of changing the oil every 20k as recommended , using a full synthetic , I prefer to change every year using a quality semi synthetic ...consumption on that is about half a litre max , so I don't top up at all , it is barely away from the top of the dipstick and if memory serves it is about 3 litres to top up if you are down to the minimum mark

    personally I use fuchs [ they own silkolene ] , I run audi's and if you buy audi branded oil that is what you get ; sure there are plenty of other good oils about
    a good source is opie oils website in cornwall , get my filters etc there as well ; they give club /forum discounts to those registered
     
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    All i wanted to know was what grade oil to put in the filler if the oil light came on and i was 800 miles from no where.
    No i do not know what is in there at mo.
    There is no leaks currently but would like to have some in case something happens and requires topping up.

    Cheers Robinhood for the suggestion. Turbo Diesel Semi-Synthetic 10w40:thumb:
     
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    surely the oil specification used in your vehicle will be in the base vehicles manual/handbook along with the type of coolant requirred, and if its your first time over there dont forget the spare bulb kit for your vehicle, 2 warning triangles (incase of breakdown or accident), reflective vests for all persons in vehicle (must be within reach and put on before exiting the vehicle) and headlight beam deflectors
     
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    I had the same question last year and I popped into a local (small private) motor factors and asked them. He asked for the vehicle and engine and checked in a book he had.
     
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    Thankyou all for response

    Will go to a shop and ask.

    Dont have a handbook
    Never touched the oil.

    Just thought someone with the same engine could say what they use
     
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    I have, and I thought I had :Blush:

    Turbo Diesel Semi-Synthetic 10w40 (Sometimes labelled as Synthetic-based).

    It's what the handbook recommends, what I use, and Fully Synthetic is way over the top for these engines.
     
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    ducato oil

    hi i have a spare ducato handbook, and just checked the oil is semi synthetic
    10w-40 that passes acea, a3, api, sl specs.
    any good quality oil with these specs will do.

    if anybody want's the spare hand book send me £5 and i'll post it for free.
    or i'm up in blackpool next weekend.
     
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    http://www.commaoil.com/productsguide/vrm/6/31404/1


    most motor factors sell comma products
     
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    actually , they sell oil in france , and it says what it for on the label
     
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    not a lot of good if its in french though:Rofl1:
     
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    Sorry robinhood i thought you were just making a suggestion. Spot on thankyou:Blush:
    Many thanks Jhorsf very helpful page, now added to my favourites.:thumb:

    Cheers Bevo:thumb:
     
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    Taking Bevo up on his offer would be money well spent!

    Alternatively of course you could simply drive into any Fiat Dealer and pay top whack for the pleasure of walking on shiny floors and sitting around in plush leather upholstered chairs whilst your motorhome is attended to.
     
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    why no good if it is in french horsf ?

    I reckon the average funster could struggle his/her way through

    demi-synthese , turbo-diesel 10-40

    and mark , if the red oil light comes on on a 3 week trick I suggest you don't put any oil in , switch off and seek professional help !
    unless you have done 20 k since you started the trip , something is dramatically wrong ... unless it is just a faulty light of course , but then you won't need oil anyway
     
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