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View Poll Results: Your preferred oil change interval?
Whatever the manufacturer recommends 88 27.50%
5,000 - 7,500 kms 66 20.63%
7,600 - 10,000 kms 122 38.13%
10,100 - 15,000 kms 39 12.19%
Over 15,000 kms (seriously??) 5 1.56%
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Old 9th December 2015, 11:37   #106
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Originally Posted by NST440 View Post
They also topped up the brake fluid, power steering fluid and engine coolant.
Am i risking something here by not changing the coolant & or brake fluid completely
No issues, as long as you're not observing anything strange w.r.t Engine temperature gauge on your Instrument cluster. Just remember that you're getting it serviced as per / ahead of schedule.
I would suggest you to change the oil around 23000 (on a safer side).And change of the oil filter, air filter, diesel filter and AC filter annually. i.e. at your third service or 30,000 kms whichever comes earlier.

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Old 9th December 2015, 12:11   #107
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Around 5000 kms on both the cars. The interval for my Mazda is 10K, however i go in for a change at every 5K as my driving is a mix of traffic/ highways.
For the Brio it is 5K Kms or whenever i am available.
On my motorbike, i used to change the oil every 1-1.2K Kms or a month.
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Old 9th December 2015, 12:26   #108
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Once every 7500 kms. I travel nearly 100 kms to and from work and err on the side of caution as it has a retrofitted CNG kit.
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Old 17th March 2016, 13:07   #109
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Originally Posted by globemaster View Post
Honda recommends service at 6 month 10,000 kilometers intervals. However I change my oil at every 6 months. 99% of the time my car eats up around 6 to 7 K Kilometers by that time. I was told by my ASC that the OEM oil for the diesel City is fully synthetic variety. However it costs 1300 for 4 litres. Is this okay?
Bhpians: I read the thread on what oil to use and got totally confused with so many options. I am planning on using Mobil next time.
Take a look at your service invoice. For my Honda City what my service station used by default is 5W-30 mineral which was specified in the invoice. But what is recommended according to the manual is 0W-20 for higher fuel efficiency. Has anyone tried this oil? Also someone mentioned that if you go for fully synthetic oil then Honda is ok with yearly oil changes.

There needs to be an additional item in this poll though of less than 5000km. Since there are many who don't have heavy running and change oil due to time and not distance. In fact, Scotty Kilmer, an expert car mechanic on YouTube specifically recommends oil changes at 3000 miles which is 4800km for mineral and around 7000 miles for full synthetic. But he recommends changing oil twice a year in both cases.

There are other factors too. In a city with nightmare traffic like Mumbai, my daily running to work is only 17km to and fro, but this journey can take 1.5 hours and sometimes even more. This kind of usage cannot be compared to someone who does the same distance in half an hour with few gear shifts.

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Old 8th September 2016, 17:53   #110
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Originally Posted by dhanushs View Post
.... So, I'd -vote for 7.5k - 10k interval.

All the other cars, the Fiesta, The ikon, The Palio once a year.
I have a Palio which is more than 10 years old (< 50,000 kms on the odo).

Used to get the oil changed between 6 to 9 months (mostly mineral : Castrol / Mobil). The owner's manual says oil change be done every 7,500 kms or 18 months (whichever is earlier)

This time, decided to wait for 18 months (as my running is hardly 5,000 kms a year - once a week drive to the office and one 100+ km trip a month is my usual travel), as I had switched over to Shell Helix HX7 10W40 (from Mobil Super 1000 15W40, after doing a complete engine flush).

However, after about 9 - 10 months, the smoothness of shift was gone and it was getting notchy (Distance driven 3,000+ kms).

Replaced the oil (same HX7 - Rs. 395/l, Fiat Oil Filter - Rs. 164/-) last week. Voila! Not only the smoothness has come back, even the engine seems to purr

Guess that the oil change interval is 'INDICATIVE' and the driver will be better able to judge a change / drop in performance....
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For those who want to change their own oil but don't have the space/tools to drain the car from underneath, try getting a vacuum oil extractor (automatic or manual) that extracts oil from the top through suction.

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