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Old 2nd June 2008, 11:48   #946
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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.
Thanks Akshay

Although i drive aggresively, my KM/month are on the lower side. And i am of the opinion that a GOOD mineral oil is good enough for Getz.

@tsk - SOmeone suggested me 15W50. whats the diffrence between that and 10W40? I would be going for Castrol Magnatec.

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15W50 will give you better protection in Blistering summer heat. For example when struck in a traffic jam with aircon running and Ambient temp hovering around 43 degrees.
With the kind of weather we are having this year, I doubt we will see sweltring heat, since may is already gone.
That said, I recommend 10W40 for winters and 15W50 or 20W50 for summers.
Shell has a 15W50 petrol mineral oil I guess.
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Thanks Akshay

Although i drive aggresively, my KM/month are on the lower side. And i am of the opinion that a GOOD mineral oil is good enough for Getz.

@tsk - SOmeone suggested me 15W50. whats the diffrence between that and 10W40? I would be going for Castrol Magnatec.

Thanks

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Did some research i think i will go with 10W40!

ELito

EDIT: Just saw your post! COnfused...what oil helps in high rev, short burst, heavy traffic situations?

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EDIT: Just saw your post! COnfused...what oil helps in high rev, short burst, heavy traffic situations?
Fully synthetic oil. Period.
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Has anyone heard of this one?
Glycolube (made in India)
15w40 API-CH4

Is it suitable for use in a zen. Or is it only for diesels?
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This is only for diesels
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I switched to Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 during the weekend.

Actually there is no huge difference. The engine has become a little smoother and slightly more responsive. Any other person driving my car will not make out any difference.

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This is only for diesels
Guessed as much because of the API-CH4. Any ideas of the company? Its made in mumbai- Thane. Back label says modified synth while the front has synth written. A couple of spelling mistakes as well on the back label.
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EDIT: Just saw your post! COnfused...what oil helps in high rev, short burst, heavy traffic situations?

Fully synthetic oil. Period.
Ok! now the same as above but what would you say for an engine that has done 114000kms?
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Abhik, you can switch to synthetic without flushing your engine if you fear oil seal leakage.
Get the 5W50 since you're in Delhi.
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Guessed as much because of the API-CH4. Any ideas of the company? Its made in mumbai- Thane. Back label says modified synth while the front has synth written. A couple of spelling mistakes as well on the back label.
Bro with the spell mistakes and all i would'nt recommend you use it again and infact you should consider a quick change after you clock some milege, to a branded/known oil.
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Abhik, you can switch to synthetic without flushing your engine if you fear oil seal leakage.
Get the 5W50 since you're in Delhi.
But how about the sludge that is there already there and the synthetic will gradually wear it down as mentioned earlier by tsk1979(on the previous page) and i dont want to end up with a blown head gasket?

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Abhik, you are confused.
When engine flush is used on a high mileage engine, the high concentration of detergents clear the dirt/carbon inside the crank case which also includes the area around the oil seal.
Replacing this oil seal ,in such case is needed. No gasket blowups!

Draining your engine oil when the engine is at the warm operating temperature and shifting to synthetic without an engine flush is what i would suggest.
But, if you're still having the doubts after all my explanation , you can go ahead and use Magnatec.
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Thanks so much and am sorry for troubling you with my confusion, its just that i dont want to mess up my engine or anything related and end up spending a lot of money as its a Ford at the end of the day
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Bro with the spell mistakes and all i would'nt recommend you use it again and infact you should consider a quick change after you clock some milege, to a branded/known oil.
Not yet used thank god. Wanted advice from you guys before i took the plunge
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