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Old 20th March 2009, 16:13   #1
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Question Safari owners : what engine oil & additive used ?

hi,
I am curious to know, whats the best engine oil options are available and does the service center give the customer the option to select the engine oil?

Also any engine oil addition needs to be used as the service cycle is of 15000 kms?

Also about the service schedule i.e. 15000 kms, will the oil be viscous enough to hold such schedule?

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You are free to change the engine oil outside using the recommended oils in the manual if you do not want to change oil at the TASS. I did an oil change at 7500 on my own outside of the TASS. I had already bought the oil from an authorised outlet as per the manual recommendation, but the TASS refused to put it stating warranty issues. So I changed the oil outside. Had no issues.
Oil change again at 15500. and now due for change at 28000kms. Inspite of hard driving there has been no need for topup.
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Standard oil used is Castrol by A.S.C all over. Use the Bardhal additive along with it.

I maintain oil changes for our 3L Dicor every 5000 kms.
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I maintain oil changes for our 3L Dicor every 5000 kms.
Your oil change interval is not in tune with your signature.
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Your oil change interval is not in tune with your signature.
Nice one.

I maintain a 5000 kms oil change for all our cars at home. Its better to have cars with fresh oil , enhances lubrication of moving parts.

Even lifespan of the engine increases.

2.05 lacs kms on my M-800 is a standing testimony

My VW Bug is as good as a daily runner, anytime, anywhere.
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hi pawan,
why the tatas mention 15k service schedule, i think the now the engine oils should be evolved enough to handle the given schedule.

Is this a pre-set mindset to change afer every 5k.

Has any one maintained the tata service schedule and faced some related problem ?

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I've not maintained the service schedule as per the manual for my '98 TCIC 4x4 Safari. I have serviced it at 5000 kms. Earlier I used the Gulf oil then shifted to Mobil Delvac MX and am now currently using Chevron Delo 400.

Ever since Delo is being used, the service schedule has been revised to every 7500 Kms.
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for the 2.2VTT , the owners manual says API CH4 or better. if its castrol, it better be GTX. But TASC's are not averse to using the cheaper stuff as happened here
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LX VTT 2.2 Castrol GTX around 7k - may be change every 5k after 30k on odo but will be on mineral oil - all these based just on some preconcieved ideas.
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Hi Pavan,
How did your rear seat job came thru ? can you please send me the link / photographs.
I want to have some front facing seats made for the kids in the back.
regards,
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BTW What is the oil grade specified for TCIC safari , and any idea where i may get hold of a service manual for a 2004 safari TCIC?
i bought safari yesterday but the previous owner had lost the manual.
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BTW What is the oil grade specified for TCIC safari , and any idea where i may get hold of a service manual for a 2004 safari TCIC?
i bought safari yesterday but the previous owner had lost the manual.
Oh!! many congrats to you. Do put up a review and some pictures of your car.
The specified grade is 20W50 and oil capacity is 7.5 ltrs.
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Oh!! many congrats to you. Do put up a review and some pictures of your car.
The specified grade is 20W50 and oil capacity is 7.5 ltrs.
Thanks buddy !
Btw i wanted the API specifications of the oil . Is it castrol GTD they specified ?
A CF4 is ok ? or CG4 Rated one is required ?
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Hi Greenhorn !

Any ideas what grade / API engine oil is specified for safari TC And what interval.
Also any clue how to get hold of a user manual. I hae recently bought a used one and the manual is missing. Is it uploaded somewhere BAC ?

Kind regds,
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Oh!! many congrats to you. Do put up a review and some pictures of your car.
The specified grade is 20W50 and oil capacity is 7.5 ltrs.
Hi Buddy!

I bought an air filter for the TC safari yesterday . Made by Vtech its different than the stock as its got a mesh rather than the perforated metal sheet.
Its costing less than the stock and logically should admit more air to the motor.
Anyone safely tried this before ?
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