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Old 27th July 2007, 14:02   #496
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i ve got a 100000 km qualis .
what synthetic oil should be used and what bout the flush is there a special flush for diesiels?
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Old 28th July 2007, 15:07   #497
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Paras, I'd suggest U use the Castrol GTX Diesel.
Im not sure if I can suggest synthetic to a high-run diesel.
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Old 28th July 2007, 15:18   #498
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what would happen if i use synthetic oil?
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Old 28th July 2007, 23:33   #499
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Don't know what will happen if you use a Synthetic, But for the Flush- Just ensure that you buy a decent OWS or STP Flush Treatment- 1 can is good enough for 4-5 ltrs of Engine Oil, How much does a Qualis take-calculate it accordingly.
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Hows castrol edge 5w40. Any reviews on this one. Costs about 600/- per liter out here.
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Which is the recommended grade of oil for Alto? Am planning on changing to synthetic next service.
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What is the recommended grade of synthetic oil for the OHC vtec? Planning on buying the shell helix ultra,is it advisable?

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guys i am getting my zen diesels engine head overhauled....can i use synthetic oil....directly or i should run first with normal oil ..
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What is the recommended grade of synthetic oil for the OHC vtec? Planning on buying the shell helix ultra,is it advisable?
5W-50 should work just fine.

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guys i am getting my zen diesels engine head overhauled....can i use synthetic oil....directly or i should run first with normal oil ..
Nope, use regular lubes for the first couple of thousand km. Then upgrade to synthetic oil.
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thanks for the reply GTO [}
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Old 12th August 2007, 16:39   #506
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Getting 5W-50 aint easy.

I spoke to Mobil1 head office, they had only 5W-40.

Spoke to Shell, they had 5W-40 and 15W-50(Skoda uses it)

Now what to do, stick to 5W-50 and go all the way to Opera house or change grade.

Car - Chevrolet Optra 1.8
Flush GM uses - OWS
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The mechanic says it is recommended to flush the engine at 25000 km instead of 10000 km as it would affect the engine life. Is it true?
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City motors as Opera House sells it for Rs.650/liter. But that extra 20/liter may be ok if you live on the other side of town.
is this the city motor co. i saw this in a tiny lane near central plaza. the whole lane was full of car shops. this is the shop you were talking about right? i will be going there on saturday to pick up oil for my getz.
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The mechanic says it is recommended to flush the engine at 25000 km instead of 10000 km as it would affect the engine life. Is it true?
Yes, its recommended if you havent do it before and I think the frequency he quoted is good. See if you can get the reason why one should do so from him.
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Yes, its recommended if you havent do it before and I think the frequency he quoted is good. See if you can get the reason why one should do so from him.
He says that the engine requires atleast 25000 kms with mineral oil to set in.
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