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Old 21st February 2014, 18:16   #181
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I was quoted on road price of 9.65 Lacs minus a 10 K discount. They will get to know how much the reduction on account of excise cuts is only next week. Anyone got any updates on the revised price of GT TDI in other cities?
VW India has cut down the prices of Polo by 18-31K (excise benefits) with immediate effect as per this article

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hi all,
Planning on a Gt tdi now. have been postponing it for a couple of months now. Called up VW coimbatore today, SA says no 2014 cars available in Gt tdi. All you get is dec 2013 manufactured car. they are throwing in free insurance and about 5k worth of accessories as part of the deal.

Is it possible to decode the VW VIN and should I push for more discounts as it is 2013 model?
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Old 22nd February 2014, 23:51   #183
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Is it possible to decode the VW VIN and should I push for more discounts as it is 2013 model?
Yes you can. Get the VIN of the car and you may ask member wildon to decode it for you.

Have a look here - ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN)

You should ask the dealer for discounts if he's pushing you for the 2013 model. In addition to whatever discounts the interim-budget cuts bring forth.
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Thank you GTO Sir for the detailed and impartial review. I am now a proud owner of GT TDI. I have named her "Calypso" which concludes the mystery of my handle

Calypso also took part in the recent meet celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Team BHP. she's truly an all rounder as she curved through all bends, overcame all the holes with an outstanding economy of 18 kmpl (average).

Again would like to thank you for your contribution. Cheers
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Has anyone topped-up their engine oil and coolant so far? It appears BHPian raajks had to do both en-route their drive to Kannur for the 10th anniversary TBhp Turf meets Surf meet. (Link)

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As we reached Mc Donalds, I realized my engine oil and the coolant had reached its minimum level.
Thanks to brraj for stepping in and helping me out with the engine oil and coolant, the car was back to its famed glory.
I understand that the VAG groupís diesel engines drink a lot of oil during the pre-10k stages. May be Raaj could step in and provide us some details.

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To reaffirm and remove any doubts both Vento & Polo 1.6 TDi engine use synthetic oil only. Castrol Magnatec Professional OE 5W-40 Rs. 970 a liter.
Thank you very much! Is the oil available over-the-counter from local dealers? Or is this again sold through VW service centers alone?

Bhat Sir has posted an image of the 4L can on dkaile's Superb ownership log (Skoda Superb - A tryst with destiny):
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I think it may be a good time to check the oil levels on my engine using the dip-stick! It has done 4000 km and we intend to take up a long drive next month.
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Has anyone topped-up their engine oil and coolant so far?

I understand that the VAG group’s diesel engines drink a lot of oil during the pre-10k stages.

I think it may be a good time to check the oil levels on my engine using the dip-stick! It has done 4000 km and we intend to take up a long drive next month.
At a recent Pune meet, fellow GT TDi owner rejoycjohn also mentioned something about his diminished oil levels. My Gulabbo has also done around 4k kms. I'll check the levels later today and report back too. Thanks for this post.
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Old 26th February 2014, 15:44   #187
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Shell Ultra HELIX 5w40 can be used to top up as well, its a similar grade. Moreover it is available in all Shell bunks. Infact in my 1.8Tsi Laura, I had the same from the showroom in 2011 Skoda changed to Castrol and I moved to OWS Turbo Racing Oil.
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Shell Ultra HELIX 5w40 can be used to top up as well, its a similar grade. Moreover it is available in all Shell bunks. Infact in my 1.8Tsi Laura, I had the same from the showroom in 2011 Skoda changed to Castrol and I moved to OWS Turbo Racing Oil.
Thanks Robi. But can we simply add the Shell oil without draining the stock one from the engine? I mean is that advisable? Would the mix of both create issues later on?

The good thing is, Shell's engine oils are now available online from Snapdeal. Related thread - Shell engine oils & automotive lubricants. Available online

1L Helix Ultra Synth. costs Rs. 1250 from Snapdeal inc. of delivery charges. Locally, it might be cheaper. I'll have to find out.

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I have done it the laura a couple of times. Both are synthetic and same grade, so should not be an issue but its just my opinion. Experts can comment.
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Just reached home and checked the oil level. As I had suspected, the oil level is below the required mark and it might be a good idea to top it up now before I take the car out. I haven't got a low-oil warning light on the instrument cluster though.

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On the dip-stick, the level is below 'a'.
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Just reached home and checked the oil level. As I had suspected, the oil level is below the required mark and it might be a good idea to top it up now before I take the car out....
I think it will be a better idea to leave the car untouched overnight and take a reading in the morning before starting the car, once again.
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I think it will be a better idea to leave the car untouched overnight and take a reading in the morning before starting the car, once again.
Hey, when I meant 'just reached home', I meant I came home from work. I did not take the car to work today. It was parked in my apartment. So I just warmed it up a bit (for a minute or so) and checked the level using the dipstick. Shall check it once again tomorrow morning just to be sure.

Meanwhile, I was unable to find Castrol Magnatec Professional OE 5W-40 on Castrol India's website. Have they discontinued this oil? There is 10W-40 and 5W-30. And there's Edge 5W-40.
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Gannu, Go for the Castrol Magnatec Professional OE 5W-40 if available.
If it is not, I suggest you go with Robi's suggestion on the Shell Helix.

I believe the magnetic aspect of Engine oil sticking to the engine and preventing engine damage from cold start is only available with Castrol.
On the brighter side, Instead of traveling without an engine oil top-up, traveling with Shell Helix would not hurt your engine.

The car gets back to its better state after an engine oil top-up, I could feel it during the recent overnight drive to Kannur.

Here is another important tip:
Top-up to be done in stages, Please top-up starting from 250 - 300 ml.
Check the oil level and see if the level has got better
Top-up with another 100 ml if required. Trial and error is the way to go.

Starvation of engine oil would hurt your engine, an overdose of engine oil would also hurt your engine.

I am also guessing your coolant level should have also dropped.
Check for the coolant levels and top that up if needed as well.

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Gannu, Go for the Castrol Magnatec Professional OE 5W-40 if available.
If it is not, I suggest you go with Robi's suggestion on the Shell Helix.
It appears that Magnatec Professional OE 5W-40 has been discontinued by Castrol. I could not find the 5W-40 listed under Magnatec - only 5W-30 SN, 10W-40 SN/CF and 15W-40 A3/B4 (Castrol Magnatec India). However, Edge has the 5W-40 SN and the 0W-40 A3/B4 listed (Castrol Edge India).

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On the brighter side, Instead of traveling without an engine oil top-up, traveling with Shell Helix would not hurt your engine.
Absolutely. I am planning to get an additional 1L bottle which will be stored in the boot. This might end up being a risky affair especially during long drives when we least expect it. Gives a whole new meaning to the term 'oil burner'!

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Here is another important tip:
Top-up to be done in stages, Please top-up starting from 250 - 300 ml.
Check the oil level and see if the level has got better
Top-up with another 100 ml if required. Trial and error is the way to go.
Called up a few stockists and the 1L Edge 5W-40 bottle wasn't available with any of them. They had the 4L ones for 3.8k odd which seemed to be an overkill right now. So called up the VW service center and took an appointment for this weekend. Shall update the thread after the top-up.

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I am also guessing your coolant level should have also dropped.
Check for the coolant levels and top that up if needed as well.
Fortunately not! At the time of delivery, the coolant was a notch above the max. limit in the reservoir. The level was more or less the same when I checked yesterday.

And lastly, thanks a lot for the response Raaj! Appreciate the same.
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My car has done 8400 Kms. I did that free check-up at 7500. I asked SA to feel free to change/top-up oil if required. But it was not required. There don't seem to be any pattern in this.
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