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Old 29th March 2008, 12:50   #856
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Go ahead and try the EDGE,Rohan.
You can't go wrong with Castrol or/and Synthetic.
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Old 29th March 2008, 13:57   #857
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@ Aditya, any oil is Ok as long as its good and new..not dirty! We really dont require synthetic oils if we do regular oil changes [read as every 5K kms]

I think id' agree with Jaggu on all the other points stated!
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Go ahead and try the EDGE,Rohan.
You can't go wrong with Castrol or/and Synthetic.
Thats good have been using it for 8000 kms already and found it a liitle better than magnatec. Am not in a position to compare it with any other oil though.
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I just got my Petra serviced after 21k km. Apart from the regular checks and filter changes, I got the engine oil changed to Synthetic. Got Mobil 1 0W40. The engine has got slightly quieter, and therefore, the urge to rev is that much more. It is feeling very smooth now. Got it from Shaman. I don't remember the exact price, since they gave me various credits for excess amounts charged earlier, as a result of which, the total amount I paid was less than the cost of the oil.
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prabuddhadg, since you chose 0W40, I'll recommend you to keep checking your oil levels. We got about 1400 ml of oil out of a friends car before he decided not to go for that grade. He now used 5W50 in his GTX and has no oil losses.
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I have got about half a litre of the oil with me. I shall check every week. BTW, Shaman recommended 0W40. Its a Petra 1.6.
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Can anyone here give me some contact number from where i can get Valvoline Engine oil in Mumbai. I have one Contact No. of Mr Piyush but i don't know why he is delaying in delivering the oil. He is just giving some odd reasons whenever i call him.

waiting for someone to help me. Or atleast could someone help me where i can get castrol edge. i am not getting it in my area (Dadar, Mumbai).
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BTW, Shaman recommended 0W40.
Thats probably cos its the only grade he's got. I was also suggested to go for that but 0Wxx is too thin for a tropical city like mumbai or chennai. Oil loss is significantly higher.

Trying to get 10wxx or 15wxx Mobil1 or Shell Helix Ultra. Gotta change the oil this Sat.

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Trying to get 10wxx or 15wxx Mobil1 or Shell Helix Ultra.
The only fully-synthetic I knew was the Shell Helix Ultra 15W50 which has been replaced all over Asia-Pacific by Helix Ultra 5W-40.
So, if u're getting synthetic, it's gotta be 5Wxx.
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So, if u're getting synthetic, it's gotta be 5Wxx.
But isnt 5Wxx too thin for chennai? Would the oil level decrease requiring constant top up?
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Tadukuttan, Shell Helix Ultra 15W-50 is Rs. 2400/- for 4 liters in Pune. This should give you an approximate reference price. It should be definitely cheaper in Bombay.
Can you please tell me the address/Phone number in Pune
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Can you please tell me the address/Phone number in Pune
When on Sachapir street keep driving straight towards Nana Peth till you see a Bajaj / Honda spare parts dealer on your left. This is the shop that sells Shell oils. Shrivz told me about this place. See my signature for further details.
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Any place in the NCR where I can source Mobil Delvac oil for my swift ?
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But isnt 5Wxx too thin for chennai? Would the oil level decrease requiring constant top up?
We have a few hundred guys running 5W oil in Chennai happily.
Moreover, these are the same grades used in Dubai and the middle eastern countries.
So,stop tripping and relax.
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@ Eddy - Try Batra Auto-next to Ashram Flyover. He did have Delvac last time I was there...Also you can try Khan market Auto Market or Sec-16 Noida.
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