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View Poll Results: Your choice for simple oil change when car is out of warranty/old?
Service at a A.S.S. 48 22.64%
Service at independent garage 29 13.68%
PIY: Purchase it (oil+filter) Yourself + Trusted Garage for labour 114 53.77%
Full DIY: Purchasing & changing oil yourself 36 16.98%
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Old 9th August 2015, 23:02   #76
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Default Re: Engine Oil Change : Paid Service vs Buying Oil yourself vs Full DIY

I prefer PIY: Purchase it yourself and then get it done by your trusted garage/mechanic.

Availed the initial three free services as per schedule at the dealer's ASS but from fourth onwards decided otherwise because of the following reasons:

* Servicing at dealer's ASS consumes a lot of time due to perennial rush of both old and new customers, whereas in case of PIY, one can get it done as per one's own convenience from a trusted/known mechanic and that too in much lesser time, which is usually less than an hour.

* Labour cost is pretty high at ASS (with taxes extra), which is a big turn off, whereas a known/trusted mechanic (who is usually an ex employee at one of the ASS) will charge one fourth of that.

* The servicing is carried out in bays, which are usually out of bounds for the customers, as such one doesn't get to talk with the mechanics and technicians to clear doubts and issues. In case of known mechanic, one can freely interact with him and discuss various issues regarding the vehicle which bother you.
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Old 19th August 2015, 18:01   #77
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I went for the 3rd free service for my Pulsar 200ns. Since I had already changed my engine oil to Motul FS 20w50, I asked the service engineer not to change the engine oil. I explained to him that I have changed tge oil at 2000kms(dtsi), 5000 kms(dtsi) and 7500 kms(Motul). However he said that if I do not refill with dtsi oil now during 3rd service, my warranty will be void. So, bhpians, please advise.
I was asked to drain out the Motul FS oil and refill with Bajaj DTSi oil during my 3rd service for 200 NS to not lose the warranty. Is it true that non-Bajaj FS oil makes my warranty void ?
If I drain out the FS oil, will it damage my engine if I refill with DTSi oil ?

Kindly advise.
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Hello Experts,
I own a Ford Fiesta Classic 1.4 TDCI. It completed 5 years in February and is due for servicing now.
It should undergo the 80000 kms service now.
I have got it serviced from Metro ford Lingarajpuram Bangalore and I was not satisfied from the last service they did for my car.
The biggest gripe is Engine Oil. After every service I do the checks for various oil levels and the Engine Oil quality is one thing that dissatisfies me the most.
The SA claims that they drain out the engine oil completely and then pour in the new oil every time but the color of the engine oil does not say that, in fact it remains the same, almost same as it was before the change.
So I need advice on:
- If I should get the Engine Oil change from outside, for example Shell Fuel Pump ?
- If so, then should I first buy the oil filter from Ford and ask the Shell Technician to change that along with the Engine Oil?
- Or, I can let them change the Engine Oil and I can get the oil filter change during the service?
- Or, I should buy the engine oil myself and get it changed when I collect the car after the service?
- Recommended Engine oil by Ford for this car is Semi-Synthetic Formula E SAE 5W-30 having specification WSS-M2C913-B
May I switch to full synthetic oil this time? The car is out of warranty.

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