Alfa Romeo 159 Oil and Filter Service Interval – 2005 to 2011

Replacing the oil and oil filter at or before the recommended service interval is one of the most important things you can do to help keep your Alfa Romeo 159 running as good as possible. If you don’t service your Alfa Spider properly it can lead to a whole host of different issues that could be extremely expensive to fix, so service your car!

In this guide we are going to give you the recommended engine oil and filter service intervals for all models of the 2005 to 2011 Alfa Romeo 159. We will also cover some other info as well, such as the recommended oil weight and oil capacity as well.

Recommended Oil and Filter Change Intervals for an Alfa Romeo 159

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Alfa Romeo originally recommended a replacement interval of every 30,000 km (18,000 miles) or every 24 months for the 159, but most experts and owners agree that an interval of every 15,000 km (9,000 miles) or every 12 months is much better.

EngineYear RangeRecommended Change Interval (KM)Recommended Change Interval (Miles)Change Interval Recommended (Time)
1.75 TBi2009-201115,000km9,000mi12 months
1.82007-201015,000km9,000mi12 months
1.9 JTS2005-200715,000km9,000mi12 months
2.2 JTS2005-201015,000km9,000mi12 months
3.2 V6 JTS2005-201015,000km9,000mi12 months
1.9 JTDM 8V2005-201015,000km9,000mi12 months
1.9 JTDM 16V2005-201015,000km9,000mi12 months
2.0 JTDM 16V2009-201115,000km9,000mi12 months
2.4 JTDM2005-201015,000km9,000mi12 months

What is the Engine Oil Capacity for an Alfa Romeo 159?

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The engine oil capacity differs depending on the model, so check the table below. The information provided in the table is just a guide, so we suggest that you regularly check the oil level as you are topping it up on your Alfa Romeo 159. This will reduce the chance of you overfilling or underfilling the engine (both can cause serious issues).

EngineYear RangeOil Capacity
1.75 TBi2009-20115.1L with filter and 5.0L without
1.9 JTS2005-20075L for normal change (5.4L Factory)
2.2 JTS2005-20105L for normal change (5.4L Factory)
3.2 V6 JTS2005-20105L for normal change (5.4L Factory)
1.9 JTDM 8V2005-20104.6L
1.9 JTDM 16V2005-20104.6L
2.0 JTDM 16V2009-20114.9L
2.4 JTDM2005-20106.4L

What is the Recommended Oil Weight?

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We have listed the recommended oil weights in the table below. Note: for petrol engines the oil should be synthetic and with a minimum specification of ACEA A3. For diesel motors, the oil standard for the 1.9 JTDm is ACEA C2, while the standard for the 2.4 JTDm is ACEA B4. Lighter weight oils like 0W-40 and 0W-30 can be better for colder climates, so keep that in mind.

EngineYear RangeRecommended Oil GradeOther Oil Grade
1.75 TBi2009-20115W-400W-40
1.9 JTS2005-20075W-400W-40
2.2 JTS2005-20105W-400W-40
3.2 V6 JTS2005-20105W-400W-40
1.9 JTDM 8V2005-20105W-400W-40
1.9 JTDM 16V2005-20105W-300W-30
2.0 JTDM 16V2009-20115W-300W-30
2.4 JTDM2005-20105W-400W-40

What is the Recommended Oil Filter for an Alfa Romeo 159?

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We have listed the part number for each recommended oil filter. Other oil filters are available as well, so it is a good idea to double check the product page/listing for the filter you are purchasing to make sure it will work in your Alfa Romeo 159.

EngineYear RangeRecommended Oil Filter (Part Number)
1.75 TBi2009-201171736159, 71751128
1.9 JTS2005-200771769199
2.2 JTS2005-201071769199, 71752467
3.2 V6 JTS2005-201071773824
1.9 JTDM 8V2005-201071737926, 71751128
1.9 JTDM 16V2005-201071737926, 71751128
2.0 JTDM 16V2009-201171751128
2.4 JTDM2005-201071740470

The information in this article is only a guide and we recommended that you double check your vehicle’s service/handbook and with a service centre to make sure you are using the correct oil, filter, etc.


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