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What type/weight engine oil do you all prefer?

Driving an'89 graduate around San Francisco is bliss.

Also, if anyone can recommend upholstry shops in the Bay Area, that would be great.
 

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67GTV said:
For engine oil I have always stood behind Castrol GTX 20w50. I would run 10w40 in colder climates.
Good old Castrol GTX 20w50 :D

Suggestion -
Are there any 4cyl DOHC Alfa engines FAQ anywhere in the web?
Should we set up one??

It looks like newbies (like me :D) all have the same basic questions of - selection of oil, 2nd gear grunch, oil filter, insurance, etc.
 

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Hehe. Yep and I've gotten much better at downshifting into second from reasonably high speeds.

During the double clutch, it had been suggested that I 'tap' the accelerator with the clutch disengaged and the car in neutral prior to the downshift. This was bad. I found out on my own that 'tap' meant 'rev to at least 4500 rpm'. At least that's the deal on my car.

Now I can haul *** all over the place.:)
 
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