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Old 17th August 2009, 11:26   #226
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Got this news from my Chevron sales rep. in Pune that Chevron is closing their operations in India by Oct'09 .
Now I need to scout for another alternative to Delo-400,maybe Delvac MX comes close.Any thoughts anyone ?
I would wonder, why would Chevron want to close their operations from the world's second biggest emerging market? Need to prod more deeper into this.

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Remember the main market is not the cars but trucks & buses. Obviously they are not getting enough (I wonder any?) sales there.
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Got this news from my Chevron sales rep. in Pune that Chevron is closing their operations in India by Oct'09 .
Now I need to scout for another alternative to Delo-400,maybe Delvac MX comes close.Any thoughts anyone ?

Bad news!!
Does anyone know how do we source Chevron going further? There is stock available in market now, but I dont think we can stock huge amount as we cant stock it for more than 1-2 year (from the mfg date) I guess.
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Old 16th September 2009, 23:54   #229
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Hi Guys,

My Safari TCIC is in the workshop and I am planning to change my engine oil tomorrow after using the Bardahl engine tune up and flush treatment and then using the Bardahl Special Duty with the new engine oil post the flush. What engine oil would be optimal? Am lookign at mineral oils and not synthetics. Need at least 3 options ranked by preference.

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Old 17th September 2009, 10:55   #230
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1. Chevron Delo400
2. Mobil MX
3. Mobil Delvac Super 1300


All cost approx 200 bucks to a lit.
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1. Chevron Delo400
2. Mobil MX
3. Mobil Delvac Super 1300


All cost approx 200 bucks to a lit.
Thanks Eddy unfortunately I haven't been able to find a guy in Ahmedabad to get me Chevron and even Mobil seems tough to find.
HAve mailed Mobil India and hope to hear from them!

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Chevron is VERY responsive to emails. Give them a try too !
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Thanks Eddy unfortunately I haven't been able to find a guy in Ahmedabad to get me Chevron and even Mobil seems tough to find.
HAve mailed Mobil India and hope to hear from them!

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You can get the Mobil Oil at AutoMator on S.G. Highway. Nr. gurudwara.
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You can get the Mobil Oil at AutoMator on S.G. Highway. Nr. gurudwara.
Thanks Nisarg86. Found a dealer who's going to deliver it to the workshop directly! Didn't know about AutoMator -That's right next to my house.


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Guys, i have a query. I own a Getz CRDI and i have been using Mobil Super 1000 15W-40 CH4 grade oil for the last 10000 km. Since a lot of our members are recommending Mobil Delvac MX which has a higher grade{CI4}, i want to shift to delvac MX in my next oil change.

Do i need to go for an engine flush before the oil change. Please note that the branch of oil remains the same{Mobil}

Pls suggest
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Not required if your car has run under 20k kms, more than this it will be a good idea for flush at oil change, irrespective of brand.

So to move from Mobil 1000 to Delvac you dont need to flush.
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Old 1st October 2009, 15:49   #237
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Now that Chevron are on their way out, anybody has feedback about Gulf Oil ?

Gulf Max TD 15W-40 - Engine Oil for Cars and Utility Vehicles by Gulf Oil

They have launched a CI-4 rated 15W-40 diesel engine oil and I want to try it on my Indica.
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I am getting my Scorpio serviced on Saturday from A.S.S. Can I carry my own oil?
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I am getting my Scorpio serviced on Saturday from A.S.S. Can I carry my own oil?
Check out with your service advisor or workshop manager on what specification of oil they recommend and buy the same or higher from open market and go. Initially the service advisor can show resistance to use external oil but after a bit of coaxing/threatening (to take up this with Mahindra) they would eventually agree.
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I've tried escalating this to tata customer support, but sadly, no response
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