Maserati Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I recently bought a 2000 Quattroporte IV Evoluzione (3.2 litre V8)

It was serviced just before I bought it. The oil was changed, using 10W40 Silkolene semi-synth. I have seen that the manual calls for 10W60 Selenia Racing oil.

Could having 10W40 in the engine damage it? Should I have the oil changed for 10W60?

All views welcome - thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
188 Posts
Hi there, and welcome to the forum.

Can't really help you with the oil weight question but it seems from your other posts that you know this car pretty well.

IMO doubtfull you could cause damage but then again where are you at and what are the driving conditions, if one wanted to be super-meticulos.

Other than that, how is the car, and are you enjoying it so far?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Hi, and thanks for feedback

I'm based in London, UK. The car is being used for a monthly run to a country cottage, mostly on highways, speeds up to 100 mph+ (I only imagined it, Officer) and then high speed fun when I'm down there. No city driving. I'm concerned that having the wrong weight of oil could provide inadeqaute lubrication at high speeds/revs but don't want to blow the money on an oil change I don't need.

Anyway, I'm new to the whole Italian sports car thing. I've usually had Jaguars. Only problem since I bought it has been an aircon failiure, but the vendor wanted to pay for it, so OK. All I can say is this car has me grinning from ear to ear every time I go out. I'm a convert !
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Do change the oil!

scroutledge said:
Hi, and thanks for feedback

I'm based in London, UK. The car is being used for a monthly run to a country cottage, mostly on highways, speeds up to 100 mph+ (I only imagined it, Officer) and then high speed fun when I'm down there. No city driving. I'm concerned that having the wrong weight of oil could provide inadeqaute lubrication at high speeds/revs but don't want to blow the money on an oil change I don't need.

Anyway, I'm new to the whole Italian sports car thing. I've usually had Jaguars. Only problem since I bought it has been an aircon failiure, but the vendor wanted to pay for it, so OK. All I can say is this car has me grinning from ear to ear every time I go out. I'm a convert !
Congratulations to your very nice car. Just bought a '97 QP 3.2 liter two months ago, myself.
I had the same problem with the oil, the pre owner had put 10 W 40 in it. I asked several dealers and they all told me to change it asap and put 10 W 60 in it. According to them, the excessive heat in the turbochargers is the problem. Only the recommended, 10 W 60 oil can deal with this. I think the money for the oil change is really worth it, as damaged chargers are far more expensive.
I whish you great fun in you beautiful car!
Felix
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
maserati_flix - many thanks for your post. This was exactly the information I needed. Of course it makes complete sense that the turbos need a heavier weight oil - wish I'd thought of it.
I'll be booking that oil change tomorrow.

Thanks again
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
About this Discussion
5 Replies
4 Participants
scroutledge
Maserati Forum
We’re a forum to discuss the Maserati Coupé, Spyder, GranTurismo, Ghibli, Quattroporte and more!
Full Forum Listing
Top