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Old 20th August 2005, 22:01   #31
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M-I is truly excellent for high performance petrol engines but for diesel, you need a commercial grade oil, I would recommend either Delo 400 or Delvac Super, in synthetic you can use Delvac-I or Delo Syn but that would be truly overkill. M-I's diesel rating only goes up to CG whereas Delo 400 and Delvac Super or MX meet the latest CI-4 giving you the best protection.
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Old 29th August 2005, 23:22   #32
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Hi , what impact does mixing two oils of different viscosity have on the gear box and differential ?? MY accidently mixed the two in my scorpio , do I need to change the oil ?? the amount mixed is approx 200 ml each , pls help
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Would appriate your view on my post below ...
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Old 30th August 2005, 21:03   #34
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Hi , what impact does mixing two oils of different viscosity have on the gear box and differential ?? MY accidently mixed the two in my scorpio , do I need to change the oil ?? the amount mixed is approx 200 ml each , pls help
dude change it asap, the oil should be single type , mixing 2 different oil will decrease engine life................
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Old 23rd February 2006, 04:56   #35
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Cool honda said its okay to use 20w-50

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Its not too difficult to get Mobile 1, its quite readily available, just ask any engine oil supplier for help. U can use a oil of grading 15W40 or 0W40. Just make sure that the Viscosity of the Oil is '40'. Coz lot of people can suggest you to go for 15W50....saying that a viscosity of '50' will also work for your car. Strictly insist with only a viscosity '40'
Well, i emailed honda india (whatahonda.com) through feedback forum and here is what i got in reply.

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From: "Customer Relations" <customerrelations@ichibaan-xxxx-honda.com>
To: "max xxxxx" <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "customer relations" <customer_relations@hondacar-xxxxx-india.com>
Subject: Re: Honda Car India :: Feedback :: max xxxxxx
Date: 22 February 2006 11:36


Dear Sir,

We are in receipt of your query regarding usage of engine oil, posted on our
Honda helpline.

Your query was discussed with our Service Department. We were given to
understand that it is absolutely O.K to use 20w - 50, fully synthetic oil
for your Honda City.

With kind regards,

Customer Relations Department
----- Original Message -----
From: max xxxxxxxxx
To: customer_relations@hondacar--------india.com
Cc: city@hondacar-------india.com ; customerrelations@ichibaan-----honda.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 3:47 PM
Subject: Honda Car India :: Feedback :: max xxxxx


Feedback Details
Name:max xxxxx

City:MUMBAI

User Pincode:xxxxx

Email:xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Telephone:xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Category:Service

Model:City 1.5 GXi

Year:2004

Car Reg.No.:xxxxxxxxx

Dealer:ICHIBAAN HONDA

Dealer Pincode:400071

Comments:
Hi, I want to change engine oil. I want to know if its okay to use 20w-50
fully sythentic oil in place of 20w-40 recommend in manual?. i own honda
city august 2004 and it has done 15000 kms. please reply asap as i am due
for oil change.

thanks -max
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so as per their suggestions it is indeed OKAY to use 20w-50 grade oil. Yesterday, i already bought shell ultra helex fully synthetic oil for RS.2000/- (4 ltrs dealer price) at thane (MRP is about 2600+) and soon my baby will drink it like coca cola !

note (-----) in emails are to ovoid email harvesters.
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Old 24th February 2006, 15:09   #36
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hi members ford recommends e sae5w-30 semisynthetic for fiesta1.6,which oil would be a better alternative
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yogi, u can use 5W50 in Mobil1 or OWS.
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My take is, using a higher grade engine oil than specified in ur manual is not going to harm ur engine. But it will require ur engine to do extra work to pump the higher viscosity oil. Using a 50 though instead of 40 would be overkill. Sticking with the specified grade would be better.
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Default What type of Engine Oil/ Gear Oil/ Brake Oil?

Hi Guys

This is the first time I am getting my first (2nd hand) Matiz SG car serviced after around 45000 KMs. I would like to know what type of engine oil/gear oil/ brake oil I should go for?

Does the Gear Oil/Brake Oil/Power Steering Oil needs to be changed at every service?

The previous owner used to get the car serviced after every 10,000 KMs. I have, however, decided to get it serviced after around 5000-6000 KMs.

I have come across Mobil 1 Oil a number of times here. Could you please suggest the exact specs of the oil to use? like...Grade, Viscosity, etc. along with indicative prices.

Also suggest any other default things to take care of while getting my car serviced ! I am kinda novice and their repair guys tend to rob me off.

Thank you very much

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yeah it shouldnt hurt to continue with the synthetic oil. but personally...i'd take up synthetic oils after the engine has been run in properly.

and yeah ... driving in mumbai comes under severe driving conditions.

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Hey Drifter...

What are you using in you CRDi??... bothe engine and gearbox??
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Default engine oil grade / specification

fiat recommends 15 W 40 API CF-4 - SAE CCMC multigrade mineral oil for 1.2 nv (petrol) cars.

i am planning to put 'mobil delvac' 15 w 40 API CI-4 Plus/CI-4/CH-4/CG-4/CF-4/CF/SL/SJ

my question is - can the specifications marked in 'bold and italics' above necessarily be matched while switching the recommended engine oil grade or simply matching the grade (15 w 40) is good enough?

Mods: i searched quite a while for a thread on engine oils but couldn't find a suitable thread to post my question. please merge this thread if i overlooked..!
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Hey Kapil,

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ngine-oil.html (What grade engine oil??)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...neral-oil.html (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil)
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CF/CG/CH/CI are standards for diesel engines.
For a petrol engine, look for SJ/SL/SM ,etc.
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Mobil's Delvac is for diesel engined vehicles. i think you want to put mobil 1 5w50. it exceeds the recommended grade
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Old 23rd September 2008, 18:25   #45
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Why should you put an oil with more viscosity than recommended?

The engines these days are built/machined with precision and less tolerance, and that is the reason why thinner oils are recommended.
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