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Old 27th May 2004, 16:34   #1
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Hey Guys,

I've never owned a diesel car before we got our Octavia 1.9TDi. I was never really interested in em either, technically or otherwise too.

Hence my questions.

1) What, if any, difference is there between the engine oil used in a diesel engine and that in a petrol?

2) What is the best oil I can get for my TDi?

Need some serious replies please.

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Old 27th May 2004, 18:44   #2
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grade will be diff for petrol n diesel engines, better stick to manufactured specified oils when under warranty and maybe shift to higher performance oils, if u have access to imported crude..

what is the ratings for the manufacturer specified oils? i mean the SAE ratings, usually the range will be mentioned in the owners manual, that will help u find a better alternative and stick to the safe limits..
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Rtech,

The absolute best lube that you can use for the Octavia is Delvac 1 - The diesel sister of Mobil 1. There is nothing that comes close to Delvac 1 fully synthetic in engine protection, performance and efficiency. After 5000 kms of using Delvac 1, you will feel your engine starting better, idling smoother and revving easier through every part of the band.

My Jeep uses ONLY Delvac 1 while the petrol cars use ONLY Mobil 1.

Let me know if you want to opt for it. I can source it cheaper for you (Rs.500/liter vs. Rs700 MRP).

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Thanks GTO,

I'll get in touch with you for that oil when it gets closer to my 1st service.

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this brings into mind an ol question?

there is a school of thought that says using Synthetic high grade oil during break in will affect the break in, the fine particles that are shed out into the oil during the break in period helps engine to bed in more.. any thoughts on this??
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Quote[/b] ]there is a school of thought that says using Synthetic high grade oil during break in will affect the break in
Correct, synthetic oil must NOT be used in the first 5000 kms of your brand new engine. During this period, you actually want some wear and tear to take place...synthetic will minimise this and work against the breaking-in purpose.

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Hey Rtech,

Some good reading for some more info - The Engine Oil Bible

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AWESOME link Rehaan, and not just for the Oil bit!

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while on the topic of engine break in check this guy out.. MototuneUSA



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Do you still get Delvac 1 in India? I checked with the dealer in Chennai. He only has MX. Can you suggest a place where I can buy it?
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Rtech,

The absolute best lube that you can use for the Octavia is Delvac 1 - The diesel sister of Mobil 1. There is nothing that comes close to Delvac 1 fully synthetic in engine protection, performance and efficiency. After 5000 kms of using Delvac 1, you will feel your engine starting better, idling smoother and revving easier through every part of the band.

My Jeep uses ONLY Delvac 1 while the petrol cars use ONLY Mobil 1.

Let me know if you want to opt for it. I can source it cheaper for you (Rs.500/liter vs. Rs700 MRP).

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Hi GTO,

I have recently joined the group and the amount of information the group has is awesome.

I have diesel tata safari 2001 model and was wondering can you help me in buying Delvac 1 or provide me with information from where I can source it. I stay in Mumbai.
Thanks
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