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Old 15th August 2007, 21:28   #511
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10,000 kms is more than enough.
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Today in the Car & Bike show on CNBC, there was a query from a customer who wanted to know how good is synthetic oil for his Scorpio and will it help smoothen the engine. Hormazd's response was " Synthetic oil is only for high tech engines and not suitable for a basic UV engine of scorpio ".

How true is this?
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Today in the Car & Bike show on CNBC, there was a query from a customer who wanted to know how good is synthetic oil for his Scorpio and will it help smoothen the engine. Hormazd's response was " Synthetic oil is only for high tech engines and not suitable for a basic UV engine of scorpio ".

How true is this?
Pure BS.
A better engine oil with better lubricating properties will be better for any engine. Of course there are factors like detergent content etc., etc.,
Also if the engine overheats, the ordinary mineral oil will be cooked into water viscosity , wherein the synthetic oil is more heat resistant.
Looks like mobil needs to buy more adverts
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My 99 OHC has run 92k kms, currently its running on Castrol Magnatec and i change the oil every 3500kms. I want to change to Synthetic but im vary of flushing the engine as quite a few guys have faced problems when flushing well run engines.
Can i change the oil type without flushing ? What is the worst that could happen.
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You don't need to flush. In old engines flushing could dislodge deposits which are hardened and act as "plugs". So you may get leaky seals.
So just shift to synthetic.
Mixing maybe 300ml of old mineral oil with 4L of synthetic wont rob you of benefits.
Just change the oil after 5000kms the first time, and after that you can stretch to 10-12000kms.
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My 99 OHC has run 92k kms, currently its running on Castrol Magnatec and i change the oil every 3500kms. I want to change to Synthetic but im vary of flushing the engine as quite a few guys have faced problems when flushing well run engines.
Can i change the oil type without flushing ? What is the worst that could happen.
just get some regular flushing oil NOT flush (no OWS etc) run at idle or lil higher for 10 mts, replace oil filter and put in magnatec afresh, thats all is required.

Using engine flush might be a bad idea and do you really wanna put so much of money (read sysnth oil) on 93 k kms engine?? wont make so much of difference and risks are higher.
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Is Synthetic Oil recommended for CIVIC MT. If yes which one and what grade for Rajasthan. Lowest temperatures upto 2 degrees at minimum and 48-50 degree at max. What benefit can I expect in normal driving?

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5W50 Mobil1 for the Civic.
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Synthetic Oil recommended for CIVIC MT. If yes which one and what grade for Rajasthan. Lowest temperatures upto 2 degrees at minimum and 48-50 degree at max. What benefit can I expect in normal driving?
maybe u can use different grades for summer and winter. if you can schedule your oil changes
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Hey Guys!

Just a simple question for my elantra petrol...done 8500 kms...when i asked the service centre to change to synthetic (2nd free service), they said that they have instead added an additive...what could this be? also should i change over to synthetic now..? i drive at rather high speeds. think my engine is well used by now...what do you chaps suggest?
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Hey Guys!

Just a simple question for my elantra petrol...done 8500 kms...when i asked the service centre to change to synthetic (2nd free service), they said that they have instead added an additive...what could this be? also should i change over to synthetic now..? i drive at rather high speeds. think my engine is well used by now...what do you chaps suggest?
8500kms should be fine to add synthetic.
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Engine Flushing using flushing oil is not necessary when changing from Mineral oil to Synthetics. Please see the link -
Car Bibles : The Engine Oil Bible

Please do not waste your money and time in flushing engine.

You may also note in the above site that one can switch from Synthetic to Mineral and vise versa whenever one feels so. contrary to earlier concepts.
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What oil for Swift DDIS? Yes the car is enhanced for performance with petes on stage 1 and soon going on to stage 2. Should 10,000kms be fine for the shift?
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I would suggest U to stick with Maruti's Mobil engine oil.
Mobil1 synthetic which is available here is just CF-4 rated and Swift D demands higher.Something like CG or CH, i believe.
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castrol has CH and even CI rated oils for diesel engines. In tvpm CH 1 costs just rs 921.
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