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Old 22nd November 2016, 16:29   #4576
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You can buy the oil and take it there for him to change it, or get oil change done at any garage of your choice .. even a fuel pump is capable of effecting a car oil change.

Civic spare situation is a bit tough these days unfortunately - but may improve once the civic gets reintroduced in India.
No issue with changing it myself. I am sure the copper washer can handle one additional cycle. Filters, are a dime a dozen, at any reliable spares shop. I think Honda uses the same for the City & Civic.

However, once we have put in the oil, might as well allow it to run for say 5,000km.
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Mineral is not detrimental to the engine. But the same is not applicable to environment. Not that 3 liters is going to save the planet, but every drop counts.

Might suck out the best out of the oil before replacing.
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It been a year since I got my Rapid 1.5 Diesel serviced. But I have just driven 7k kms over a year. I was a bit surprised to see oil level yesterday, it is almost reached very low level and also very dark in color.

I prefer to change the oil in a FNG. I really don't know what oil is used in Rapid diesel cars and its viscosity.

Can someone advice me on the best oil (Synthetic/Mineral) that can be used. Budget is not a constraint.

Thanks in advance..
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VW and Skoda recommend 5W40 grade Synthetic oil for its cars, Shell is probably the best among available brands.
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I really don't know what oil is used in Rapid diesel cars and its viscosity...
According to the owner's manual on the website, "VW 505 01" is the engine oil spec for a "1.5 l./81 kW TDI CR" variant of the Rapid. I guess all oils meeting or exceeding this spec should be fine.

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According to the owner's manual on the website, "VW 505 01" is the engine oil spec for a "1.5 l./81 kW TDI CR" variant of the Rapid. I guess all oils meeting or exceeding this spec should be fine.

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Yup just google for whichever is your preferred brand of oil that complies with this VW spec. Shell Helix 5W30 seems to be ok. That's a diesel spec right so get any oil that's specifically formulated for diesel engines.

http://www.my-gti.com/2532/volkswage...-approved-oils
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Can someone advice me on the best oil (Synthetic/Mineral) that can be used. Budget is not a constraint.

Thanks in advance..
This topic is so complex that we have an entire thread for this

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...gine-oils.html (Skoda / VW Group Engine Oils)

VW 505.01 compliant FS is what you should be looking at and the oils in India are
1. Castrol Magnatec Professional 5W40(Available only in Skoda/VW service centers, the one's in the market are not the 'Professional'grade)
2. Motul 8100 Xclean 5W40

I would suggest you get the oil changed from the authorized SVC after verifying the oild/grade they use.
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Dear members is Mobil delvac 1 5w40 discontinued in India ? Mumbai members please suggest a dealer if it is available.
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what is difference between 5w30 and 20w40, is it advisable to use 20w40 instead of 5w30 ?

please advice.
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what is difference between 5w30 and 20w40, is it advisable to use 20w40 instead of 5w30 ?

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Check the owners manual!
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what is difference between 5w30 and 20w40, is it advisable to use 20w40 instead of 5w30 ?

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Check the owners manual!
Very sound advice. Just see that the viscosity index (higher) is the same or more than the specified value. The oil starts at the lowest value and then as the engine warms up the viscosity does not exceed the higher figure.
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Dear members is Mobil delvac 1 5w40 discontinued in India ? Mumbai members please suggest a dealer if it is available.
No, its available here. I saw it the last time I got oil for my car. I'm going to get some again soon so I'll check and get back.

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what is difference between 5w30 and 20w40, is it advisable to use 20w40 instead of 5w30 ?

please advice.
What car is it? What is the odometer reading? Your driving style? Highway or city driving? weather conditions?

If 5w-30 is the required oil then in one word, no. The safest way is to follow the manual.
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Dear members is Mobil delvac 1 5w40 discontinued in India ? Mumbai members please suggest a dealer if it is available.
You can buy it on 99rpm still. Slightly more expensive than local though.
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what is difference between 5w30 and 20w40, is it advisable to use 20w40 instead of 5w30 ?

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Check the owners' manual. Normally it will list two or three grades for different driving conditions or seasons. If it shows both, generally there will be no problem.

The manual for my 2009 Alto shows the preferred oil as 20W40, but also shows 5w30 or even 20w50 for different conditions. The standard oil for the latest K series Maruti engines is either 5w30 or 0w40 (synthetic). Maruti nowadays uses either of these two oils for all cars including the older ones, with no apparent ill effects. They don't stock 20W40 any more.
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