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Old 20th May 2008, 19:32   #916
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My service center uses Mobil Delvac Super 1300 15W40. It retails for around 200 bucks a litre and I change it every 5000 km.

How is this oil for my Swift VDI ? I change it at every 5000 kms.
Perfect. Stick to this oil and change interval.
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Are there any synthetic oils available for two wheelers??, especially for 4-stroke bikes?
i have a Pulsar(2002 model; non-dtsi) and i am keen on shifting from the regular oil to a synthetic one. Kindly suggest me a brand if any especially for two wheelers with the right viscosity. And also suggest me some flushing oils for the same.
P.S.: yesterday i had gone to Bhoomi Motors to collect my Fiesta's air filter, (given for cleaning) there i asked Mr. Gave the manger there, about synthetic oils for two wheelers. He said he is not aware of synth oils been available for two wheelers(4-stroke bikes), and that he did try putting synth oil in his Splendor and screwed up his clutch plates. Now thats a risky affair i say. Please advice.

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I've been using Shell Helix Ultra 15W-50 in my Unicorn for past one year with no problems whatsoever.
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I do believe that the wet clutches in bikes don't work too well with synthetic oil.
I dont ride bikes anymore.So , I wouldn't know.
But, I know for a fact that the superbikers use the regular synthetic oil.
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Motor Oil Viscosity Grades Explained in Layman's Terms

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Okay. Can you tel me which oil flush you used before putting fully synthetic oil in your Unicorn.

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Hi Guys

The service on my Getz is due. I was looking to retain mineral Oil only. What brand and type of oil would you recommend. I usually let service guys use the inhouse oil, but this time want to buy the oil myself.

I drive 30-40 kms daily in city and amid heavy traffic. Also its a 12K service..any special suggestions?

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Okay. Can you tel me which oil flush you used before putting fully synthetic oil in your Unicorn.

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The bike had done ~ 500 kms when I changed to Synthetic and hence did not go for engine flush.
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The service on my Getz is due. I was looking to retain mineral Oil only. What brand and type of oil would you recommend. I usually let service guys use the inhouse oil, but this time want to buy the oil myself.

I drive 30-40 kms daily in city and amid heavy traffic. Also its a 12K service..any special suggestions?

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Get Castrol Magatec 10W40, its a good oil for petrol vehicles(I am assuming its a petrol getz, right?)
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Get Castrol Magatec 10W40, its a good oil for petrol vehicles(I am assuming its a petrol getz, right?)
Thanks! yes, its a petrol. Also does anyone know what quantity i need to buy. 4L?

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Thanks! yes, its a petrol. Also does anyone know what quantity i need to buy. 4L?

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yes the getz uses 3.3l but youll have to buy 4l. my suggestion is to get synthetic. im using mobil1. u can get 4l for 2600 here in bbay. it makes a huge difference to the smoothness of the engine etc.
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The bike had done ~ 500 kms when I changed to Synthetic and hence did not go for engine flush.
You changed to fully synthetic at 500kms itself??!! That's a first. Synthetic oils are a complete no no until the engine has fully run-in.
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The bike had done ~ 500 kms when I changed to Synthetic and hence did not go for engine flush.
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You changed to fully synthetic at 500kms itself??!! That's a first. Synthetic oils are a complete no no until the engine has fully run-in.
second hyper123 on that one. You should have done atleast 15000km before shifting to fully synthetic. Hope the engine is really fine as you have said.

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i am using petronas fully synthetic oil for my bike. Rs 330 per litre. its amazing oil. i found my bike very smooth and less heating now. also the oil hasnt changed its properties even after lots of use.

has anyone tried this for car?
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i am using petronas fully synthetic oil for my bike. Rs 330 per litre. its amazing oil. i found my bike very smooth and less heating now. also the oil hasnt changed its properties even after lots of use.

has anyone tried this for car?
Is this the one? http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...tml#post646493 (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil)
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Gurus, please suggest the best engine oil(synthetic) for my scorpio 2.6 and the engine flush too.
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