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    Even though I have done several oil changes on the Abarth I messed up this one. My glasses were misplaced and I set the O ring on the cap incorrectly. 2 & 3/4 quarts of oil on the floor before I realized what was happening. Seated the O ring all the way to lip instead of in its seat. My Bad.

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    well, after 1100 km gentle (almost) driving I changed the oil and filter of my new Abarth. Getting Pennzoil ultra 5w40 was not easy and getting the filter housing out was harder. So maybe 3 hours start to finish and an extra 2 hours to clean up the oil that dripped on to all the hoses and mesh while I was trying to get the filter out uffff. My experience but next time much faster I hope

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    BTW, my car took about 4.4 liters of oil to the top hatch mark in the dip stick

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    Maybe time to refresh this sticky, since many of the steps in the original post are not needed.

    I just did my Abarth's second oil change (dealer did the first one for free). Overall, the process isn't too bad. The worst part has to do with the placement of the filter. It that it's hard to get the cap off, but it is going to drip oil on other engine parts when you take it out. Some degreaser and a hose will clean it up, though.
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    Why are people fooling around with this? With a coupon that FIAT Studio sends you in the mail, an oil change costs $29.95. The materials are probably fifteen bucks at NAPA, so you are only paying fifteen bucks for labor. Is three hours of your time worth less than $15.00? That's $5.00 per hour!

    Plus, they flash the computer, do an inspection, top up fluids, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedolph View Post
    Why are people fooling around with this? With a coupon that FIAT Studio sends you in the mail, an oil change costs $29.95. The materials are probably fifteen bucks at NAPA, so you are only paying fifteen bucks for labor. Is three hours of your time worth less than $15.00? That's $5.00 per hour!

    Plus, they flash the computer, do an inspection, top up fluids, etc.

    Tedolph
    My 1st oil change on my current 2016 Sport was $10 and change. I supplied filter/O ring and synthetic oil; the dealership supplied the labor and the ubiquitous "consumables" or equivalent charge for their shop rags, etc.. More than worth it for me!
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