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Thanks for your picture of the custom slide for your oil filter. I'll use this idea for my next oil change in a few days.
Concerning the oil capacity of the engine I observe each time the same thing : the real oil capacity seems to be 5,0 liter and not 5,8 as specified in the official Alfa documents. I don't know where the rest is hidden.
Me too, always 5 liter. So i put 5 liters back in it. Dipstick always marks the top spot (yes, i know the drill to measure it on a 4c).
A few members have had leakages (shaft seals,oil in spark plug holes, engine sweating) ... Maybe to much oil added? (the 5.8 litres Alfa recommended).
When recieving my new car from the garage, i did control the dipstick, oil whas above the top mark. Not good. (also low tct oil and low engine coolant)...
 
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BFD. BTW, either M-110 or M-110A works. M-110A supersedes M-110, but both are still sold.
I was just at the Auto Parts 40 miles away to pick up 7 quarts of Pennzoil Platinum Euro Blend because my local parts stores don't stock it. I had the M-110A in my hand but the parts store I was at didn't have it as a match yet another parts store website has it as a match. I looked at Mobil website and tried to call them but I got a recording telling me to call another number and didn't have a pen. I doubted myself and didn't buy the filter but I plan to go with it next time I'm out. I have no plans to drive the car in temperatures below 50 degrees nor do I plan to run my oil to excessive mileage limits, it will likely be changed seasonally with under 3K miles on it. I don't see a lower bypass pressure as a huge deal under my intended use and the Mobil 1 oil filter is a superior product. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and to apply that opinion to their own vehicle. Here's what the Mobil website says "Mobil 1 filters meet or exceed OEM fit, function, quality and performance requirements". I only wish Mobil made Mobil 1 in 5W40, I used the 10w40 in my Abarth without issue but I'm less inclined to go out of spec. with the 4C. It would probably be fine but I went Pennzoil Euro Platinum just to be safe. I stumbled on a buy one get one half off deal so it wasn't that painful, I did have to suffer through an 80 mile round trip in the 4C on a beautiful day, oh the pain. :)
 

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I got the correct Pennzoil from Amazon. I hear that you can get it from Walmart also.
 

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I get Pennzoil Platinum Euro Blend from the local Pep Boys store. They do not always have a lot of it on the self, but if they do not have it. They can usually get within a few hours of my visit to the store. Or just call them in the morning and they will have it that afternoon.
 

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I just picked up 5 qts of the Pennzoil Platinum Euro Blend and a filter from Advanced Auto. It was on that special so only $36 out the door. They had the Mobil 1 M1-110A filter there but it didn't come up for the Alfa so I got a Mobil 1 filter for my Mazdaspeed3. I had just came from Walmart where I used their look up tablet and it pulled up the Mobil 1 filter which they had plenty of and it was only $9.99:) Will change the oil today then do the pedal dance and hope that clears that annoying reminder message.
 
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I just changed my oil for the first time. I purchased the Inokinetic lift point pads and had to install those so I dropped the under tray to do that and change the oil. I will say it's easier to drop the tray on the Alfa than the Lotus Elise. Oil change went well except my aluminum foil oil slide guides didn't work so well, especially the oil filter one. Like everyone else has noted, my oil filter was tight, but I was able to just get it with a rubber glove on. The drain plug was SO over tightened, it was a little scary. It had a copper crush gasket that was still in fine shape so it went back on. No leaks, all good.
I noticed like others, my lower intercooler pipe was rubbing on the tray, mine in two spots. So I bent the tray down just a hair after I installed it.
Not sure who did the last oil change but they used a Wix 6014 filter, that is significantly taller than the Mobil 1 M1-110A I used.
I reset the oil reminder message using the pedal dance and got it on the first try(y)
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I just changed my oil for the first time. I purchased the Inokinetic lift point pads and had to install those so I dropped the under tray to do that and change the oil. I will say it's easier to drop the tray on the Alfa than the Lotus Elise. Oil change went well except my aluminum foil oil slide guides didn't work so well, especially the oil filter one. Like everyone else has noted, my oil filter was tight, but I was able to just get it with a rubber glove on. The drain plug was SO over tightened, it was a little scary. It had a copper crush gasket that was still in fine shape so it went back on. No leaks, all good.
I noticed like others, my lower intercooler pipe was rubbing on the tray, mine in two spots. So I bent the tray down just a hair after I installed it.
Not sure who did the last oil change but they used a Wix 6014 filter, that is significantly taller than the Mobil 1 M1-110A I used.
I reset the oil reminder message using the pedal dance and got it on the first try(y) View attachment 107470 View attachment 107468 View attachment 107469
The filter is the oem type. It's a Mann filter.
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I just changed my oil for the first time. I purchased the Inokinetic lift point pads and had to install those so I dropped the under tray to do that and change the oil. I will say it's easier to drop the tray on the Alfa than the Lotus Elise. Oil change went well except my aluminum foil oil slide guides didn't work so well, especially the oil filter one. Like everyone else has noted, my oil filter was tight, but I was able to just get it with a rubber glove on. The drain plug was SO over tightened, it was a little scary. It had a copper crush gasket that was still in fine shape so it went back on. No leaks, all good.
I noticed like others, my lower intercooler pipe was rubbing on the tray, mine in two spots. So I bent the tray down just a hair after I installed it.
Not sure who did the last oil change but they used a Wix 6014 filter, that is significantly taller than the Mobil 1 M1-110A I used.
I reset the oil reminder message using the pedal dance and got it on the first try(y) View attachment 107470 View attachment 107468 View attachment 107469

 

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My 4C got an oil change for its first birthday. Did not get an oil change light at 7,847 miles.

Remove 14 T30 screws, drop the pan, and this is what you see.



Installed a Stahlbus drain. M18 x 1.5. PN SB-210411-S-NA. This is the first and the last time that oil will drain onto the frame rail.



Stahlbus drain with the dust cap on.



6 qts of Pennzoil. Prancing horse on the container is good enough for me. The original filter was Mann W6014. I needed a breaker bar to get it off. I replaced it with a Mobil 1 M1-110 filter. The Mobil 1 is a bit shorter than the Mann and at least $30 cheaper.



The heat shielding on the turbo pipe is abraded from rubbing on the belly pan. Nothing major. I will add more heat shielding at the next oil change. I'm a 30 mile round trip to the nearest stores, so it can wait.



Here is the engine pan.



You can see where the turbo pipe was rubbing.



The turbo pipe was only making slight contact with the pan. My solution was to cold set (i.e., bend) the pan slightly. It only needed a few mm to get clearance. I'll see how it looks next year.


Did you use original 4C drain plug gasket or the copper one that came with Stahlbus?
 

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Haven't looked or tried yet, but hoping for an easy answer -
I bought an oil extractor and hoping for a quick process tonight. Can you remove the filter from the top, thereby not needing to lift the car at all?
 

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Haven't looked or tried yet, but hoping for an easy answer -
I bought an oil extractor and hoping for a quick process tonight. Can you remove the filter from the top, thereby not needing to lift the car at all?
Have a look at where the filter is positioned. You’re a better man than me if you can remove it from the top. A Golf she isn’t. There’s always the option of removing a rear wheel and wheel arch liner but that means you’ll have to lift it.
 

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Have a look at where the filter is positioned. You’re a better man than me if you can remove it from the top. A Golf she isn’t. There’s always the option of removing a rear wheel and wheel arch liner but that means you’ll have to lift it.
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Haven't looked or tried yet, but hoping for an easy answer -
I bought an oil extractor and hoping for a quick process tonight. Can you remove the filter from the top, thereby not needing to lift the car at all?
I raised the car slightly using a single wheel dolly on rear passenger wheel, then I was able to lay on my side and reach up to grab the filter, but YMMV.
 

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In Europe, it's the oem oil filter.
After much web crawling, I'm pretty sure the Mopar one is a re-branded Mann.

I know there was some concern with it's "ecore" design... Do we think the Wix WL10365 is generally better?

I've been using the Mobil1 with the incorrect bypass pressure for 5 years now 😅
 
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