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Old 23rd November 2015, 11:33   #1531
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I see no alternative to Delvac 1 since that is the only fully synthetic diesel engine oil easily available in India.
MGDO Shell Helix Diesel HX8 AZ is also fully synthetic.

Shell Helix 5w40 is compatible with both Diesel and Gasoline alike.

There are options available in India.
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MGDO Shell Helix Diesel HX8 AZ is also fully synthetic.

Shell Helix 5w40 is compatible with both Diesel and Gasoline alike.

There are options available in India.
Checked the specs. It is API CF compliant. Most of the modern common rail diesels need API CH minimum. Maybe DDIS/MJD are API CF compliant
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Checked the specs. It is API CF compliant. Most of the modern common rail diesels need API CH minimum. Maybe DDIS/MJD are API CF compliant
Mitasu is testing waters in India recently. CI and CJ compliant options available.

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Mitasu is testing waters in India recently. CI and CJ compliant options available.

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That is indeed good news. Let me know if you find them and use them . Will be useful for others too.
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http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00P...A14UQ4H17XUX90


Castrol 3382385 MAGNATEC 15W-40 Diesel Engine Oil (5 L)

First time, i am seeing this Diesel engine oil from Castrol. I am thinking of trying it in my next oil change, was till now using Delvac MX .
Car : Indica Turbo Diesel.

Do any one of you have any usage feedback, pros or cons of this oil ?

Would only try if you folks recommend it .
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Castrol 3382385 MAGNATEC 15W-40 Diesel Engine Oil (5 L)

First time, i am seeing this Diesel engine oil from Castrol. I am thinking of trying it in my next oil change, was till now using Delvac MX .
Car : Indica Turbo Diesel.

Do any one of you have any usage feedback, pros or cons of this oil ?

Would only try if you folks recommend it .
Delvac seems to be doing excellent with oil burners (Diesel owners). Nothing against Castrol, but I have not heard anything good about them when it comes to experience of seasoned / experienced users.

Shell / Mobil1 are leaders in this section and take the cream positions.

Are you experimenting with lubricants for your car ?
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Delvac seems to be doing excellent with oil burners (Diesel owners). Nothing against Castrol, but I have not heard anything good about them when it comes to experience of seasoned / experienced users.

Shell / Mobil1 are leaders in this section and take the cream positions.

Are you experimenting with lubricants for your car ?
In my last 2 fills of Delvac MX, I found engine to be a bit on the rougher side. Hence wanted to check other mineral Diesel oil, if that suits better.

Mobil 1 is synthetic as far as i know.

Regarding Magnatec, I have used Magnatec Petrol oil in my Santro 2-3 times and I found that quite good. Hence wanted to know about Magnatec Diesel , since i heard about that first time yesterday only.

no experimenting work here.
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In my last 2 fills of Delvac MX, I found engine to be a bit on the rougher side. Hence wanted to check other mineral Diesel oil, if that suits better.
I've moved from Delvac MX to this oil for my Scorpio and quite satisfied with it:

http://www.gscaltexindia.com/product_detail.aspx?PID=20

Challenge is to find a retailer who stocks it.

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I've moved from Delvac MX to this oil for my Scorpio and quite satisfied with it:

http://www.gscaltexindia.com/product_detail.aspx?PID=20

Challenge is to find a retailer who stocks it.

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I can try this out < Kixx D1 Platinum Plus /API CI-4 Plus, SAE 15W-40 >, provided I can source it.

Where did you get it in Pune ?
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I've moved from Delvac MX to this oil for my Scorpio and quite satisfied with it:

http://www.gscaltexindia.com/product_detail.aspx?PID=20

Challenge is to find a retailer who stocks it.

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Specs look great. How would you compare it with Delvac MX in terms of smoothness?Any change in the drain interval compared to MX?

How much does it cost for 5L ?
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I can try this out < Kixx D1 Platinum Plus /API CI-4 Plus, SAE 15W-40 >, provided I can source it.

Where did you get it in Pune ?
Contact Tushar Kulkarni on 9823065171. He is a GS Caltex employee in Pune and will help you source it. You can give my reference (will PM you my full name)

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Specs look great. How would you compare it with Delvac MX in terms of smoothness?Any change in the drain interval compared to MX? How much does it cost for 5L ?
W.r.t smoothness & engine clatter, it is much better than Delvac MX (IMO, admittedly). IIRC, it was around Rs.250/260 per litre the last time I bought it. For both Delvac MX and this oil, I've kept the drain interval at 10k kms.

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W.r.t smoothness & engine clatter, it is much better than Delvac MX (IMO, admittedly). IIRC, it was around Rs.250/260 per litre the last time I bought it. For both Delvac MX and this oil, I've kept the drain interval at 10k kms.

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Looks like a semi syn blend ? Is the cost justified ?
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Looks like a semi syn blend ? Is the cost justified ?
Well, at least that's what they have written on the web page. However, I am a bit skeptical of the term "semi-synthetic" (in any brand). My beginner auto knowledge level enables me to grasp only mineral and synthetic - nothing in between!!

Cost - as far as I am concerned, the answer is yes. Delvac MX was also in this general neighbourhood.

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Well, at least that's what they have written on the web page. However, I am a bit skeptical of the term "semi-synthetic" (in any brand). My beginner auto knowledge level enables me to grasp only mineral and synthetic - nothing in between!!

Cost - as far as I am concerned, the answer is yes. Delvac MX was also in this general neighbourhood.

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Lot of things in life is a mystery.

But, I am really really surprised that Chevron (through Caltex) is doing silent operations in India. Looks like they are doing low key business without much noise and most probably bulk suppliers for OEM.

Regarding comparison between Delvac and this,

what was the key deciding factor other than specifications and engine noise ? Is the viscosity retaining its factor at high temperature or rough driving condition ?
What about cold start and sludge?

Just gaining knowledge.
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Lot of things in life is a mystery.

But, I am really really surprised that Chevron (through Caltex) is doing silent operations in India. Looks like they are doing low key business without much noise and most probably bulk suppliers for OEM.

Regarding comparison between Delvac and this,

what was the key deciding factor other than specifications and engine noise ? Is the viscosity retaining its factor at high temperature or rough driving condition ?
What about cold start and sludge?

Just gaining knowledge.
Yup, you won't get this oil in most stores that sell engine oil.

The 1st time I tried it just for the heck of it due to similar specs as Delvac MX. But the 1 major difference I observed was that there was hardly any change in the engine noise and smoothness (lack of vibrations) even after a daily 25 kms run through dense traffic, specially as the 10k km mark after last oil change came closer (touch wood!). With Delvac MX, the smoothness used to be the same, but engine noise used to get gruff. So, continued with the Caltex oil.

Cheers,
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