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Old 1st June 2017, 12:54   #4726
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Shell semi-synth 10W40 available at the Shell pumps is a great working oil. I use this in my Honda and get it changed every 5-6k kms. Manufacturers are switching to lower viscosity oils as they can be pumped around faster inside an engine which improves cooling and prevents cold-start damages. Also, better/ cleaner fuel quality reduces the formation of gums and deposits within the engine.
If oil changes (along with the oil-filter) are regular then you wouldn't have to bother about sludge build ups and additives.
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Can we change from Mineral Oil to Synthetic Oil in bikes too (without negative effect)?

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Can we change from Mineral Oil to Synthetic Oil in bikes too (without negative effect)?

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I did exactly that on my Pulsar 150 (2006 model). Switched from Castrol mineral oil to Shell fully synthetic. The result was fabulous . Absolutely no negative effects.
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Shell semi-synth 10W40 available at the Shell pumps is a great working oil. I use this in my Honda and get it changed every 5-6k kms. Manufacturers are switching to lower viscosity oils as they can be pumped around faster inside an engine which improves cooling and prevents cold-start damages. Also, better/ cleaner fuel quality reduces the formation of gums and deposits within the engine.
If oil changes (along with the oil-filter) are regular then you wouldn't have to bother about sludge build ups and additives.
Not that its any of my business, but last I checked, the prices of Shell Oil at the Shell Pumps wasnt competitive at all with market prices in my city. I ultimately ended up ordering from amazon and got the fully synthetic Shell Helix Ultra 5W50 (or 40) dont remember for sure, for Rs. 3100 (4 Litre can)when the Shell pump wasnt ready to sell below Rs. 5200. I think the MRP was Rs. 5500/- at that time.
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I agree they aren't competitive but to prevent buying spurious/ duplicate stuff at other retailers or even online, I buy it from the pump. Besides, they offer a free oil change service so it's ok
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