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Old 21st November 2008, 10:31   #1246
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1. Shell helix Ultra is fully compatible with Santro. Go for 15w50.
2. It is recomended that engine is flushed while switching from mineral oil to Synthetic oil.

Pls refer to earlier posts to get more details on Synthetic oil.
I have a Swift Petrol. Can I use Shell Helix Ultra from Swift aswell? How much is the cost?
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Old 21st November 2008, 10:46   #1247
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I have a Swift Petrol. Can I use Shell Helix Ultra from Swift aswell? How much is the cost?
Yes, I am personally using Shell Helix Ultra in my Swift Petrol. Same Grade - 15w50 can be used.
It cost me around 2700 for 4ltrs when i purchased. But now I guess the price is around 3500 for 4ltrs.
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Old 21st November 2008, 10:52   #1248
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Yes you can use shell ultra helix for your swift. Costs 700 - 800 per litre.
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  1. Am planning to go for Shell Helix Ultra.. is this compatible for the Santro? Which grade should I go for? (earlier, I wanted to switch to Mobil 1, but decided I'd use that for my Alto)
  2. The engine will be decarbonized as a routine process that I follow every 20,000 kms. Should the engine also be flushed prior to the switch to the synthetic oil?
  3. Any other inputs for me that I should bear in mind while making the switch to synthetic?
Thanks in advance,

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  1. Yes. Shell Helix Ultra in 5W40.
  2. Yes
  3. Advisable to keep using synthetic going forward.
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1. Shell helix Ultra is fully compatible with Santro. Go for 15w50.
Helix Ultra comes in 5W40, Helix Super is 15W40 which is not synthetic.

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I have a Swift Petrol. Can I use Shell Helix Ultra from Swift aswell? How much is the cost?
Yes, it can be used in all petrol and diesel cars.

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Old 21st November 2008, 11:38   #1250
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A quick question - Does Mobil manufacture mineral oils as well? I could not find on their website.
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A quick question - Does Mobil manufacture mineral oils as well? I could not find on their website.
Yes, here is the range

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Old 21st November 2008, 11:59   #1252
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Yes, here is the range

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That was quick!

I think there is a communication gap between me and my mechanic. I had asked him to put Mobil1 5W-50 (fully synthetic) which, AFAIK, retails for about Rs 650+ per ltr (i.e. approx. 3k for 3.3 ltr+flush). However, he told me today morning that he has put Mobil xx-xx ( wasn't sure of the grade) but at a total cost of around Rs 800+. Hence I presume he has put mineral oil and not fully synthetic. What adds to the confusion is that I could not find 5W-50 grade in Mobil's mineral (convention) oil product range.

Will check in evening when I collect the car.
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Helix Ultra comes in 5W40, Helix Super is 15W40 which is not synthetic.
Shell Helix Ultra come in 15w50 Grade as well.. Will post the pic of my oil can soon..
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Old 21st November 2008, 12:20   #1254
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AFAIK, all mineral oil grades start with 10W40, 15W40, 15W50, etc..

Only synthetic come in 5W40 or 5W50.
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Shell Helix Ultra used to come as a 15W50.
Its now been replaced with 5W40.
@zerocritical: What's the mfg date on your can?
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Shell Helix Ultra used to come as a 15W50.
Its now been replaced with 5W40.
@zerocritical: What's the mfg date on your can?

its some where in mid 2007 I guess.. will check and confirm the date
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Old 22nd November 2008, 00:01   #1257
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Helix Ultra comes in 5W40, Helix Super is 15W40 which is not synthetic.
Here's the pic of Shell Helix ultra Grade 15w50, very much purchased in Bangalore.
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ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil-dsc00852.jpg  

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@zerocritical: What's the mfg date on your can?
Its jan of 2007. by the way, no reply for my previous question yet. Does anyone have any idea if synthetic oil has any expiry/best before date? Nothing is mentioned in the can.
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If it has an expiry date then it will be mentioned on the can.
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Castrol GTX diesel isnt available anywhere, Im only getting GTD.

Saw Mobil Delvac MX 5l for 1170/- Isnt that a bit overpriced ?

Now searching for Chevron Delo 400, where can i get dealer addresses ?
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