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Old 17th February 2005, 12:04   #31
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yes. i enquired with the dealer and he said that the oil is normally topped up at every service, and only at the 1st big service interval(after 40,000 kms), they bleed the engine and refill it with new oil.
My 10k kms service is coming up. Is there any way to check if these guys have topped up or bleeded and refilled it with the new oil?
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Just see the oil filter. If its new, chances are the oil has been changed too. If not, well.

I doubt if the first oil change comes up at 40K kilometers cos that would be disastrous for the engine. If it is true, then the situation is absolutely ridiculous.

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Old 17th February 2005, 12:15   #33
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Just see the oil filter. If its new, chances are the oil has been changed too. If not, well.

I doubt if the first oil change comes up at 40K kilometers cos that would be disastrous for the engine. If it is true, then the situation is absolutely ridiculous.

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i dont think so the oil may be last for such a long run . the oil can maximum last for 15k kms in an petrol engined car
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hey salil can we have some pics
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i dont think so the oil may be last for such a long run . the oil can maximum last for 15k kms in an petrol engined car

yeah,
thats exactly what i wanted to point out.even if its fully synthetic oil,it cannot last for 40k kms.
and 400+rs for topping up is just ridiculous.assume that it is indeed fully synthetic oil,then 400rs means about a liter of oil.so does your car consume a liter of oil in between services.this is Bull Sh..


hey salil,u should better be checking about this.
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Usually, complete oil change is done every 20 K kms.

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Usually, complete oil change is done every 20 K kms.
No ways pal. Complete oil change every 20,000 km is disastrous on regular oil, and really really pushing the limit even with synthetics. I dont know where you have been servicing, but Honda has been changing my oil every 5,000 kms.

5,000 may be too early (ideal on regular oil is 7500 - 10000 kms) but I'd rather be early on my oil changes than late.

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if its 10k recommended on normal engine oils(mineral oil),then may be u can stretch it to 15k kms on a fully synthetic oil.

i change my mobil1 super syn every 10-11k kms.
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No ways pal. Complete oil change every 20,000 km is disastrous on regular oil, and really really pushing the limit even with synthetics. I dont know where you have been servicing, but Honda has been changing my oil every 5,000 kms.

5,000 may be too early (ideal on regular oil is 7500 - 10000 kms) but I'd rather be early on my oil changes than late.

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Exactly. My engine oil is changed usually at around 4months time although it doesn't cover 5000kms. It usually does around 2-3k kms till then. & I'm damn sure that they replace the engine oil since I check it everytime on the dipstick. The oil is think & goldenish color which means new.

Hey shan..maybe the reason for your extremely low service bills is that they don't change your oil
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if its 10k recommended on normal engine oils(mineral oil),then may be u can stretch it to 15k kms on a fully synthetic oil.

i change my mobil1 super syn every 10-11k kms.
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I think with Mobil 1, you don't need to change it so soon. I remember GTO once telling me that with Mobil1 your oil changes interval is around 50k kms. Right GTO ?
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I think with Mobil 1, you don't need to change it so soon. I remember GTO once telling me that with Mobil1 your oil changes interval is around 50k kms. Right GTO ?
Thats what a Mobil 1 rep told me. But 50,000 is in conditios a lot "more ideal" than what we face. Another factor is that Indian oil filters wont last as long as 50K kms.

With our bumper to bumper and high climate high stress conditions, I recommend a Mobil 1 change anywhere between 10000 - 15000 kms.

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i was told that the drain interval for a fully synthetic oil should be taken as double our normal oil.
so,with maruti recommending 10000km interval,i think its safe to change fully synthetic at a 15k interval.
as my car has done only 27k kms,the first 1000ksm waas the maruti oil and then till 10k again the maruti oil.then till 25k mobil1 and now again mobil 1 maybe till 40k.

if i wait till 50k ,then i will have to change the engine also along the oil
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Palio 1.6 GTX 50,000 km report.

Spare Parts Issued
1.Engine Oil Rs.442/-
2.Oil Filter Top Up Rs.88/-

2nd service report at 15439 kms
1.Engine Oil Rs.497/-
2.Oil Filter Top Up Rs.88/-
What is an oil FILTER top up???
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No ways pal. Complete oil change every 20,000 km is disastrous on regular oil, and really really pushing the limit even with synthetics. I dont know where you have been servicing, but Honda has been changing my oil every 5,000 kms.
Oops, yup it's every 5k. Dunno why i said 20k. Must have got mixed up with something else.

But, if you look at the service schedule in the manual (page 169) they've mentioned something called "Dry Type" which is supposed to be done every 20K, wonder what that is. Does it mean that all oils be removed completely?

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Salil... I mean no offence but seeing all that I would like you to write about 50-100 words describing your driving style. I agree that the Radiator and other cooling equipment is devoid of driving styles but still the suspension parts replaced is having me think twice about your driving habits. And when I showed the works manager for Fiat here about your huge bill related to equipment on Engine cooling he told me that most of the parts could have done without replacement.. I feel the service personnel there might have duped you.. But about other stuff please tell me about your driving styles...!!!
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