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Looking for 5w - 40 oil for the Abarth, having problem finding that particular weight. Would 0w - 50 be acceptable?
 

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They have the Pennzoil from Amazon at a reasonable price:

http://www.amazon.com/Pennzoil-550022576-6PK-Ultra-European-Synthetic/dp/B006A49KJC

And I personantlly used Shell's Rotella T6 with my first oil change:

http://www.amazon.com/Rotella-55001...d=1400180315&sr=1-1&keywords=shell+rotella+t6

Got my filters from here (all Fiats use the same filter):

http://www.amazon.com/FILTER-LUBRIC...00180341&sr=1-1&keywords=fiat+500+oil+filters

I'm personally still deciding whether to go with the T6 again or make the switch to the Pennzoil. Good luck.
 

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I am about due for an oil change. I have always used Valvoline synthetic or Royal Purple, but RP doesn't offer a 5w40 weight. I think I am going to give Motul a try on this car. Used their stuff on dirt bikes for decades, might as well try it in the Fiat.
 

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Just got my oil changed in 2013 500c - mechanic said that he noticed silver specs in old oil and I should be worried. I have not noticed anything unusual prior to this. What should my next step be?
 

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Just got my oil changed in 2013 500c - mechanic said that he noticed silver specs in old oil and I should be worried. I have not noticed anything unusual prior to this. What should my next step be?
An oil analysis might be a good idea. Blackstone Labs seems to be popular with car guys and gals. Ideally you have your oil analyzed over a long period of time each time you do an oil change. That way, when something starts crapping out inside your engine, you have a better chance to diagnose what it might be. Nevertheless, a single analysis can tell you a lot. For example, you should be able to detect bearing metal if your bearings are going bad. Anyhow it's not too expensive and might help you decide on what to do next.
 
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