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|28th April 2010, 19:23||#16|
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Your are absolutely right. It is pre-set mindset that causes people to change every 5K. Modern engines and modern oils don't require this. My friend has a Scorpio 2.6 (Non CRDe). He has been doing oil changes every 10K at Mahindra *** and using his vehicle mostly in Bangalore. His Scorpio has clocked 180K miles to date and is running fine. I personally drove my MClass for about 1 lakh miles (not kms) with oil changes every 15K miles with Mobile 1. I am plan to stick to company guidelines for my scorpio which is every 15K miles with OEM oil.
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|28th May 2010, 00:49||#18|
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try using the Mobil 1300 (if available) or the Delvac MX. They have worked very well for me.
About additives, I hope you don't use premium diesel. Much better to use normal diesel with Bardahl Fuel additive (available at Tata dealers), Wynn's (available at Hyundai's) or System-D (Available at HP petrol pumps) on a regular basis.
With the above usage, it is good to try using the Fuel Injector Cleaner by Valvoline. I have been very happy with the results. Use one bottle in a full-tank and then about 100-130 litres later you can go back to your regular fuel additives.
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