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Old 13th July 2008, 12:56   #1006
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i am getting a petronas syntium 3000 fully synthetic oil for Rs.2350/- mfg date 04/2007.

is it the correct price because the mrp is Rs.2600/-, mainly shall i purchase such an old oil. how much is the shell life for unopened synthetic oil
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Old 13th July 2008, 13:54   #1007
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U can use it, amit.
Btw, What grade is it? 5W40?
Have you tried sourcing the Syntium 5000?
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Old 13th July 2008, 21:20   #1008
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U can use it, amit.
Btw, What grade is it? 5W40?
Have you tried sourcing the Syntium 5000?
ya its 5w40. no i havent tried it. is it way better than syntium 3000? i am intending to use it for my alto
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Valvoline synthetic is a good buy at about Rs 400 per litre ,made in USA. I have switched to this from Mobil 1 in both my Baleno and Verna and find the engine smoother. Fellow Tbhpian Quicksilver has also taken this oil and iam yet to hear his experience.
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Old 13th July 2008, 23:37   #1010
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400 bucks? fully synthetic?
Thalaivaa! where?
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Old 14th July 2008, 09:16   #1011
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Default Castrol Magnatec rocks!

I used Castrol Magnetec for about 7000+kms in my car i must say it is much better then the regular mineral oil....

For both city and long drives its the BEST choice...would recommended it!!!
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400 bucks? fully synthetic?
Thalaivaa! where?
normal pertronas fully synthetic oil costs rs.320 a litre. i am not speaking about syntium though.
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Old 14th July 2008, 10:31   #1013
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Any ideas on who stock SynPower from Valvoline in bangalore?
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Old 14th July 2008, 12:05   #1014
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Honda has started to us synthetic oil in their workshops, no idea which brand though... the rating is 0-30...
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I am getting my engine oil change at 10000 kms for my Wagon R. Recommended grade is 20W40.

I am going for Synthetic? Does Mobil have this grade? or Castrol?

Can one use higher grade engine oil?
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Johy, Dont worry about the grade!
you can go for Castrol Magnetec which is 10W-40 or sny synthetic which are bien discussed here...most of them are 5W-40

btw am running Idimitsu synthetic oil, which was provided in Honda authorised service center, have done above 1300kms till now and am liking it.
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Castrol Magnetic is a semi synthetic oil but is worth the money!
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hi johy
20w40 is a mineral oil,whereas synthetic oil is manufactured in labs so costly
once use of syn oil it is recomended not to shift back to mineral oil
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In a new car, how long should you wait to use Synthetic Oil ?
Can it be used during first oil change ?
Or should we give more time for the engine to run-in a bit before using Synthetic ?
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In a new car, how long should you wait to use Synthetic Oil ?
Can it be used during first oil change ?
Or should we give more time for the engine to run-in a bit before using Synthetic ?
Change to synthetic after atleast 10,000 kms.
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