Engine Oil Tips
Oil is the lifeblood of every car, and Selenia is the lifeblood of every Alfa.
From the very first beat of every Alfa Romeo's engine, Selenia oil is the difference between it running as intended.
Only Selenia meets the exacting demands of Alfa Romeo's engine design. Its synthetic formulation goes beyond international engineering specifications, maximising engine performance and protection - even under the most testing conditions.
Selenia motor oil is formulated with the correct balance of ingredients, whether you drive an advanced direct injection, multi-valve engine or the latest variable-geometry turbo-diesel. Its unique compositions minimise friction and fuel consumption over the entire oil change interval.
Selenia protects your Alfa's engine from the instant you start, to the moment you switch off.
Selenia oil top-up packs are available from your authorised Alfa Romeo Dealer.
What does engine oil do for my Alfa?
Engine oil performs three basic roles.
- It coats the moving parts of your engine, preventing wear and damage
- It cleans the engine of debris and build-ups, scrubbing them through the oil filter
- It transfers internal heat away from the engine, radiating it into the air for cooling.
Why do I need to check the oil level?
Maintaining the correct level and grade of oil is vital to your car running properly. Too much oil can be just as damaging to your engine as having too little.
How do I check the oil level?
Refer to your Alfa Romeo Owner's Manual for full instructions.
- Ensure that your car is parked on flat, level ground and is switched off
- Check the oil either first thing in the morning, or after letting your car stand with the engine switched off for at least 5 minutes
- Open your car bonnet.
- Beware that the engine may be hot if it has been running recently
- Locate the engine oil dipstick, with its yellow handle (it will be labelled with a small 'oil can' symbol). If you cannot locate it, check your Alfa Romeo Owner's Manual
- Slowly remove the dipstick, and wipe it clean using a clean cloth or paper towel
- Now 'dip the stick' by re-inserting the dipstick all the way back down into its sheath
- Remove the dipstick again and check how far the oil has reached
- The oil level should always lie between the dipstick's Minimum and Maximum marks.
If your oil level is at or below Minimum
Never top-up with (i.e. mix) oils of different specifications to those already used in your car. Selenia oil top-up packs are available from your authorised Alfa Romeo Dealer.
Do not top-up your oil level beyond the Maximum mark. If the oil level gets above the Maximum mark, contact your authorised Alfa Romeo Dealer to have the correct level restored.
Repeat the following steps until the oil level is between the Minimum and Maximum marks. As a guide, the interval between the Minimum and Maximum marks represents around one litre of oil:
- Remove the oil filler cap, near the Alfa Romeo logo on top of the engine
- Pour in a small amount of oil at a time
- Allow the oil to settle for a few minutes each time
- Re-check the oil level each time.
- When the oil level is correct, replace and tighten the oil filler cap