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Old 8th September 2010, 19:00   #481
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I have a similar problem. I changed oil for my safari to Castrol Magnatec which is 10W 40. The recommended oil is 15W 40 but all dealers I spoke to said it would be fine. However, it was the same oil for petrol and diesel and I was not sure whether the oil was good for safari.
10W40 is working temprature rating what is the API rating ? The oil should exceed what Safari TCIC engine needs.

Why exactly you did this when Castrol GTX Diesel is available at every t.a.s.s for 271/- Per liter ?
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You should not put magnatec in your safari. It does not meet the minimum API-CH4 standard required for the safari.
The following oils meet or exceed the API-CH4 specification, and are commonly available
1. Castrol CRB - Turbo
2. Castrol GTX Diesel
3. Mobil TM 1000
4. Elf Turbo(CH4)
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Petronas Urania. CI4 meets and exceed CH4
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Best Oil for Fiat Palio Multijet Diesel Engine.

My Palio MJD has been serviced recently,please let me know what is the best diesel engine oil for Multijets.

I think Mobil Delvac is the best bet as it fills my SWIFT sump too.Cranking in cold conditions and upping the speed all the way to 160kmph is smooth and I've not seen much of soot deposited on the exhaust too.Since Swift has got the same Multijet, you can give it a try. Jaggu can vet this comment of mine and some Palio owners pitch in please
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Old 8th September 2010, 19:34   #484
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The Punto MJD uses Selenia 5W-40 by Petronas !!
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Old 8th September 2010, 23:53   #485
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Using 10W40 in place of 15W40 should be Ok. Only if the car starts consuming oil will it be an issue.

Incidentally, I thought Safari engine is diesel and Magnatec is a Petrol oil so why this choice of lube?
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You should not put magnatec in your safari. It does not meet the minimum API-CH4 standard required for the safari.
The following oils meet or exceed the API-CH4 specification, and are commonly available
1. Castrol CRB - Turbo
2. Castrol GTX Diesel
3. Mobil TM 1000
4. Elf Turbo(CH4)
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10W40 is working temprature rating what is the API rating ? The oil should exceed what Safari TCIC engine needs.

Why exactly you did this when Castrol GTX Diesel is available at every t.a.s.s for 271/- Per liter ?
I guess I was just cheated by the dealer. They made me believe that it was the best oil for the car.

Thank you very much, I will change the oil to mobil tomorrow morning.

A straight loss of Rs. 2400.

I drove with this oil for around 1k kms. Will it cause any harm to the engine?
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Sumannandy, if you have a 2.2 you can make the dealer change oil free of cost. If you have a 3.0 l dicor, that is okay with API-CF4 oil, so no need to waste money.
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Old 9th September 2010, 12:31   #487
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I have a TCIC safari.

Would it be okay to keep it?

Castrol distributor (Bangalore) said that it would be fine for a TCIC. However, they also offered 40% discount in case I would like the oil to be changed to Castrol GTX Diesel.
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No issues in a TCIC. Just get castrol GTX diesel the next time, its one of the best oils out there for diesels.
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Old 9th September 2010, 12:49   #489
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Thank you for the confirmation. The engine is actually kind of smooth.

I checked in with mobil and seems like they only have API CF/CG oils.
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Thanks a lot ph03n!x.

Now to hunt for Mobil Delvac MX and the Oil filter in Bangalore so that I can change it myself or by a 3rd party workshop. The last time I checked, Hyundai A.S.S does not allow lubricants to be brought from outside.
Finally got Mobil Delvac MX 15W-40 from Cochin during my recent visit. Purchased 2x 5L cans and 2x 1L cans to account for the next oil change. Cost Rs.210/Litre.

Changed the oil filter (even though the old one had run only 3K kms) and filled 6 litres (5.9 Litre as per manual) of Delvac MX into my Tucson. My 1 lac run Tucson's engine feels completely rejuvenated. Now I understand why many people swear by Mobil Delvac MX.I'm never going to go back to that Servo crap load that A.S.S fills.

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I am surprised since for the past 8 years (I bought my Accent in August 2002) I have always provided my own lubes. Ditto for Maruti earlier. Only make sure the lube equals or exceed the specs. Threaten them with consumer court if thy refuse and ask them to give it in Black & White. They will back off.
Surprisingly the Hyundai Service Centre in Bangalore acts weird when I talk about buying oil from outside. This time, I took the vehicle to Hyundai A.S.S in Cochin, Kerala and they instantly obliged to accept and fill Mobil which I purchased from outside.

OFFTOPIC: Added Cyclo Diesel XT6 Fuel treatment during the next fill up in Coimbatore and my Tucson couldn't be happier. The mild hydraulic lifter noise which is omnipresent in Tucson CRDi engine is now 90% vanished and the vehicle is more eager than ever to reach 160 kmph.
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Old 27th October 2010, 17:32   #491
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Could anybody please tell me how is SHELL HELIX HX6 oil. I have filled it in my Indica this time, costed 190Rs\ltr. Is it better than Castrol GTX or GTD?

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I am driving a Dec 2007 Swift Diesel that has done 64k kms approx. Changed to Synthetic Mobile 1 at 50k kms. I was suggested by a different MASS that Castrol Edge is superior to Mobile 1. Price quoted was approx Rs 3k for the oil which seems to be the same as Mobile 1.

Which one of the two (Mobile 1 vs Castrol Edge) is a better oil for Swift Diesel.

I drive 80% city and 20% highway, with one long drive (more than 200K) every month.

Please advise.
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Old 7th November 2010, 17:54   #493
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I have a august 2010 swift vdi.During the first service the mass had replaced the oil with servo.The car after the oil change has run 1300 km.Recently i have observed that the clattering has increased,especially during morning startups ,moreover the engine oil has turned black(i know its normal for diesel oils),but does it turn black this quick.
Should i change over to mobil delvac now or should i wait till the 2nd service.

P.S-does the bs4 vdi employ a different type of oil filter than the older ones.
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Old 9th November 2010, 09:50   #494
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I own a Swift Dzire Vdi.I have changed to castrol magnatec for my first service(1000kms).the dealer said its same oil for both petrol and diesel.is it true?is magnatec good enuf??
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Experts: I was always using Mobil Delvac for my Bolero, however, this time i changed the mech and he suggested using 10W40 Castrol Edge. Is this any good ? Please suggest.

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