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Old 4th December 2006, 15:24   #1
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My Bike(TVS Victor 2002) has crossed 25 K mark this month and i am planning to change the Engine Oil(Previously changed @ 20 K ) and Chain as it had started developing a strange sound.The dealer has recommended to go for CastroL Power Active 1 which costs around Rs 230/- and chain for Rs.800/-.Is the price OK and can we use Castrol Power Active 1.Will this deliver Smooth Performance and good ride?
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Get 2 cans of Castrol GTX Magnatec for 96Rs each....much much better than all other castrol oils its rated at 15W-40. You get 3 liter magnatec cans for 630Rs, 10W-40 rating
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magnatec are tough to get these days (in kerala)

and power active 1? or power 1?
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magnatec are tough to get these days (in kerala)

and power active 1? or power 1?
Jk,

I am not sure about the exact name.Think your's is correct it is Power Active 1.Magnatec is no longer available in TN.The dealer says that this goes well compared to Magnatec.
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^^ We have almost unltd supply of any castrol oil here in mysore. BTW i use castrol GTD 15W-40 (recommended for TATA diesel cars) in meh gearbox hehehe...works awesome....
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^^ We have almost unltd supply of any castrol oil here in mysore. BTW i use castrol GTD 15W-40 (recommended for TATA diesel cars) in meh gearbox hehehe...works awesome....
can you confirm about Mangatec? Dealers in Tvm said it was pulled of teh market
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available plentiful here. planning to buy a 3ltr can in 2 weeks as soon as i get some dough

BTW abt magnatec...the plain 3 ltr cans are 10W-40, while the ones with graphics ( old stock) are 15W-40
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regarding ur chain.. check up if it is loose? caz it does make a strange sound.
if its not the loose thingy check if all the chain links are fine and not broken. if it is borken time for a new chain set. Also do check up ur front and rear sprocket.
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Hi nosfreak,

The problem was with the Chain.It had lost some of it's metal and also got loose.So I have changed the chain for Rs.690/- and also changed the Engine oil to Castrol Power Active 1.The bike is amazingly smooth now without any hassles.Thanks for your adivce and interest in replying to the post.
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isnt Mangatec car engine oil?
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yes it is. but it works wonders for bikes also. For ex. castrol GTX 20W-50 is for petrol cars. still ppl put it in their bikes
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i would still recommend Castrol Active 4T, enough for ur bike.If u wanna spend 230 bucks the go for Power 1..
I don't think ur chain is due for a replacement.Just get it tightened and lubed.
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