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Location: Southern Oregon
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I don't have a clue what may or may not be appropriate for a Maserati engine.
I used to have a Chevy dealership. Too lazy to look up the specific model years, but in the mid 1990's, the Chevy Lumina had a DOHC V6. Factory recommended was 0W-30. Nearly everybody who bought them thought that was waaaaay too thin. Over a period of a couple of years, we would get a few cars per month that had been filled with something thicker, like 10W-40. In every case, the cam followers would stick in their bores, causing all sorts of very noisy issues. Fortunately, it was not an interference engine. We had to fill with cleaning solvent, run for a minute or two, drain, fill with some cheap thin oil, run, drain, and then fill with factory recommended oil.
What is really embarrassing about this is that I made this very mistake in my demo.
Bottom line? I only use what is specified in the owner's manual.
2011 Quattroporte Sport GTS Grigio Granito
2015 Chevy Volt (don't laugh)
1975 Ferrari/Dino 308GT4 (1st car I ever bought)
2006 Impala SS LS-3
Too many Corvettes to count....