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Old 26th June 2017, 12:38   #31
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Excellent information. Should help many who want to stick to a particular brand.

But Is it possible to get PDS sheets of these oils?
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Got hold of the fully synthetic 0W20 oil by shell at my nearby MGP dealer. To my luck on a casual enquiry they had the oil in stock. The same place earlier used to raise eyebrows for 5W30 itself. Today they initially told that they have only 0W40 in FS. But the chap there later checked their stock and found this one out:

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At Rs. 1.5k it looks to be VFM. I think I paid the same amount during the first service for Castrol 0W20 oil which I didn't like since after the first service the engine smoothness and vibrations at idle have actually increased slightly. Secondly, since this is a car which I will take it for service based on distance compared to my earlier cars, I wanted to switch to fully synthetic to maintain a 10k kms oil change interval. For the driving conditions here, I would have preferred a 5-8k kms oil.change interval for semi synthetic oil. But with this I think I can take it to 10k. The car sees bumper to bumper traffic, highways, prolonged idling, redlines every now and then and for such a condition I cant give it inferior oil.

Planning to get it changed at my usual place Autokraft since I doubt the MASS would do it for me. Thanks for sharing this valuable info Shashi
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Two weeks ago, I got my Ritz ZDi serviced from a Maruti Service center in Cochin and here is my bill for 3.1L of Fully synthetic engine oil:

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I was really shocked seeing Rs.3479 for the engine oil alone.

Did they cheat me or is it Maruti's standard pricing for a 0W40 diesel engine oil?

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I was really shocked seeing Rs.3479 for the engine oil alone.

Did they cheat me or is it Maruti's standard pricing for a 0W40 diesel engine oil?
The price looks okay, MGSO from Mobil was priced around 1100 rupees per litre when I last checked, so your bill seems fine.

Secondly, since the entire system is computerised, they just have to enter the part number and quantity, and the system throws up the total price. They cannot manipulate the pricing. So all you need to check is if they genuinely used the synthetic oil or not. Sometimes they do goof ups, deliberately too, so one needs to be a bit careful there.

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PS: BHPian Torino was also charged a similar amount for 0w40 Mobil1: Link

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The price looks okay, MGSO from Mobil was priced around 1100 rupees per litre when I last checked, so your bill seems fine.
Thanks for the info.

Then why oils like this costs less from the same company:

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00SIXYHS2/r...I3PONTS4ODOQ5U

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Thanks for the info.

Then why oils like this costs less from the same company:

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00SIXYHS2/r...I3PONTS4ODOQ5U
I am just guessing here, the link you shared is of a diesel only oil, not multigrade. Maybe that's why its cheaper.

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I am just guessing here, the link you shared is of a diesel only oil, not multigrade. Maybe that's why its cheaper.

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I own a diesel car and don't go for interstate drives, so temperature differences is not a big deal for me. So is there any advantage if I use a multi-grade oil(based on my knowledge, its a NO)?

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Got hold of the fully synthetic 0W20 oil by shell at my nearby MGP dealer. To my luck on a casual enquiry they had the oil in stock. The same place earlier used to raise eyebrows for 5W30 itself. Today they initially told that they have only 0W40 in FS. But the chap there later checked their stock and found this one.

Planning to get it changed at my usual place Autokraft since I doubt the MASS would do it for me. Thanks for sharing this valuable info Shashi
Finally got this done yesterday after some delay. Got the oil as well as the filter replaced and after driving for around 50kms, the engine is smooth as before the service. It was the castrol oil that was making the engine feel coarse and stained like my WagonR. Now the K next engine is revving away to glory

There were vibrations during idle earlier which has now almost vanished except while starting.

I was surprised that my FNG already had stock of the same oil while I was expecting them to not due to which I carried the oil and filter. Looks like they had better awareness of the newer grades than the MGP dealer.

Thanks again Shashi for sharing this piece of info. For a premium of 500 bucks over the regular oil, this definitely makes a strong case for switching to FS oil.
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