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Old 19th August 2007, 01:01   #526
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In tvpm CH 1 costs just rs 921
Is that for a can of 4 Liters? Does not Mobil manufacture CF and CH sepcs?
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my getz needs only 3.3 liters. will i be able to get the exact amount or 3.5 liters or will i have to buy 4 liters? also sorry for asking so many times but ive still not decided which oil im gonna buy. castrol or mobil 1?

and rtech you had mentioned 650 per liter of oil at city motors, for which oil is that?
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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.

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Flush GM uses - OWS

Saw a online report which says that 5w-40 is the upgraded version of 15w-50 and I can confirm that Skoda in Bangalore atleast is using the 5W-40
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my getz needs only 3.3 liters. will i be able to get the exact amount or 3.5 liters or will i have to buy 4 liters? also sorry for asking so many times but ive still not decided which oil im gonna buy. castrol or mobil 1?

and rtech you had mentioned 650 per liter of oil at city motors, for which oil is that?

650 per liter is Mobil1. You wont get 3.5Liters, you will get 4L can.

Go for Mobil1 better then Castrol IMHO.
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Old 21st August 2007, 16:37   #530
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650 per liter is Mobil1. You wont get 3.5Liters, you will get 4L can.

Go for Mobil1 better then Castrol IMHO.
but what do i do with the other 700ml?? and is a 4l can cheaper than 4 1l cans?
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Do i need to flush my engine before using semi synthetic?? my engine is app 97K old and I havent flushed even once.
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There are two types of flushing:

1) Using regular flushing oil (approx 100 rs/lit), just put in the recommended quantity (same as engine oil capacity) and run the car at slightly raised idle (1500-2000 rpm) for 10-15 mts, drain and refill.

This is pretty safe and recommended for high milaege engines

2) Using flushing products (OWS, STP etc) for flush.
These are detergents/chemicals which will clean the inards, if done every 20,000 kms will be ok but for older engines it can cause issues at times.

So @panky: get some flushing oil and flush and then put the semi synthetic oil in.
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Old 21st August 2007, 22:42   #533
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Default Engine Oil for Accent CRDi

Oil specification as per the manual

Multigrade : 15w40
Standard : API-CF4 or Above

And I use Mobil 1 5w-50

Am I using the right oil?

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Yes,Satheesh.
Mobil1 5W50 is ok for the Accent CRDI.
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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.
Could you explain this? I was under the impression (and do correct me if I'm wrong) that the added protection synth oil provides would be beneficial to an old engine. What risks are you referring to? I agree that flushing might lead to removal of some deposits that act as seals, but why is using synth oil a risk in itself?
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1) Using regular flushing oil (approx 100 rs/lit), just put in the recommended quantity (same as engine oil capacity) and run the car at slightly raised idle (1500-2000 rpm) for 10-15 mts, drain and refill.

This is pretty safe and recommended for high milaege engines
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jAGGU, could you name a few brands of flushing oils that are good and available in india
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1) Using regular flushing oil (approx 100 rs/lit), just put in the recommended quantity (same as engine oil capacity) and run the car at slightly raised idle (1500-2000 rpm) for 10-15 mts, drain and refill.
This is what the OWS flush does.
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thanks Jaggu.... any particular brands?
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My Indica(Petrol) has done 35K Kms...Planning to switch to synthetic...any suggestions??? I want to know about the recommended grade.Where can I get that?
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For the Petrol Indica, U can use 5W50 of a reputed brand like Mobil1,OWS, Shell helix ultra,etc.
Do flush ur engine before changing to synthetic.
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