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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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