Of the oils outta there in Europe (and I assume Fuchs products are also available in the US) the Silkolene Pro S and MOTUL 300v are top choices for fully-synthetic oils. However, the Silkolene is reckoned to give a better cold-start performance than the MOTUL, and to be a better product for year-round use.Mobil 1 0-40W European full synthetic or Silkolene.
Ed.. tell him about Silkolene..
Sorry to disagree. There are differences in the quality of fully-synthetic oils outta there... you could argue those differences don't matter (are not relevant) within the tolerances/typical usage of our engines, but no doubt there are differences (which, depending on use, could become significant).IMO all fully synthetic lubricants of the same specs (for ex 5W-40) from the "elite" of the petroleum companies, such as BP, Mobil, Shell, Castrol, Motul, Silcolene, Aral etc will do a perfect job!
Not AGIP, but Selenia...Agip is the traditional Italian oil company which Maserati, Ferrari etc used to use.
... or at least into Ferrari's hands... FIAT still recommends Selenia for their FIAT-branded lineup (unless that has changed in recent years...)New commercial and financial aggrements brought Shell in FIAT's shoes. This does not mean that you can use only Shell lubricants.
Very true. Proper maintenance is key...IMO if you want to be extra sure about the condition of your lubricant, change it every 6000 miles. In this case nothing can go wrong.
I used BP 5W-40, Shell Helix Ultra, and recently the ultra expensive Motul-Racing all 5W-40 fully synthetic.
I change them every 6-7000 miles and cars runs pretty smoothly. No major differences between them.