Fiat approvals are used when selecting engine oils for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Abarth, Maserati.
To obtain Fiat approval, the engine oil is tested in the laboratory and tested in the engines. Laboratory tests assess viscosity, flow, aggressiveness to rubber and plastic parts, oxidation resistance, foaming and corrosion characteristics. In-engine tests assess the real behaviour and properties of the oil under real operating conditions: deposit formation on parts, wear of metal surfaces, oil burn-in consumption.
The company’s experts have invested a great deal of resources in determining which chemical characteristics of oils are considered essential. As a result of lengthy research in modern laboratories, it became clear that the main quality criteria for Fiat are considered to be:
- Foaming degree;
- Viscosity values;
- Resistance to oxidation;
- Resistance to corrosive processes;
- Stability at low temperatures.
Fiat engine oil performance tests focus on the physical characteristics of the fluid, its ability to reduce friction and wear on rubbing surfaces, and to protect the piston from deposit formation.
What is a Fiat specification?
The Fiat specifications are symbolic descriptions of the properties of engine oil for a specific type of Fiat vehicle, and it is according to these specifications that you select the oil for your Fiat vehicle. By selecting oil according to the appropriate specification, you guarantee that you are using the correct oil for your Fiat.
Fiat Engine Oil Approvals
These qualification requirements define the characteristics that lubricants used in Otto and Diesel cycle engines must meet when first filling and during operation. The standard consists of a series of tests in the laboratory and on the engine to assess the level of performance of the lubricants. In laboratory tests the lubricant is assessed for viscosity, cold yield strength, tendency to foam, copper tongue corrosion, behaviour with rubber and resistance to oxidation. Engine tests assess the level of lubricant performance in terms of ring sticking, piston deposits, wear and tear, as well as oil consumption in certain diesel and petrol engines, which are the most representative of Fiat Auto’s most advanced technologies.
Qualifying lubricants for petrol engines that provide fuel economy and long-lasting performance.
Qualification of lubricants for petrol engines with standard characteristics.
Qualification for petrol engine lubricants for high performance and high viscosity at high temperatures. The product, recommended by OEMs, also meets the requirements of API: SM, ACEA A3-04/B3-04.
Qualified lubricants for gasoline engines that provide very high performance.
Qualification of lubricants for diesel engines with standard specifications.
Qualification for extended drain lubricants. The product recommended by the original equipment manufacturer also complies with ACEA B3-04/B4-04, GM-LL-B-025.
Lubricant qualification with very good performance for turbocharged, diesel and petrol engines with extended drainage. The minimum requirement is ACEA A3/B4-04.
Qualified for diesel and petrol engines, with exhaust gas aftertreatment, fuel-saving lubricants and extended drainage. The product recommended by the equipment manufacturer is also ACEA C2 approved.
Qualification for diesel and petrol engines, with exhaust gas treatment, lubricants, with extended drain. OEM recommended product also complies with: ACEA C3-04, MB 229.51 and API: SM/CF.
Motor oil based on ACEA C2, viscosity 0W30, medium SAPS for the latest Fiat Group petrol engines (Fiat, Alfa-Romeo, Lancia).
Engine oil based on ACEA C2, viscosity 0W30, medium SAPS for the latest Fiat Group diesel engines (Fiat, Alfa-Romeo, Lancia).