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Old 23rd April 2011, 12:18   #676
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The oil sump needs 5.3 liter with a filter replacement. 5 liters of this comes to 3900 in Bangalore.
So is it ok if you fill 5L instead of 5.3?And did you purchase this from bangalore?If so from where?
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So is it ok if you fill 5L instead of 5.3?And did you purchase this from bangalore?If so from where?
I have 2 of these cans But I will be using 300 ml of Delvac MX that I have lying around. This is from JK Automobiles in JC Road. The contact details are posted here (All about Diesel engine oils) by csateesh.
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I have 2 of these cans But I will be using 300 ml of Delvac MX that I have lying around. This is from JK Automobiles in JC Road. The contact details are posted here (All about Diesel engine oils) by csateesh.
Even i am having 1litre can of delvac MX.So does it do any harm if i fill 5L synthetic+300 ml mineral?

My i20 is going to taste this stuff real soon.Do post your review after using this oil.With your spirited driving,this oil will show its true colors!
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Even i am having 1litre can of delvac MX.So does it do any harm if i fill 5L synthetic+300 ml mineral?
small quantities should not be a problem.

I would instead suggest that you guys fill in the 5L of Delvac-1, and leave it at that unless the oil level is at or near the lower level on the dip-stick. If it is in the middle (between high & low level marks on the dip-stick), then you can run with 5L itself.
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This is one of the two Diesel-specific synthetic engine oil that is API-CH4 or higher - a requirement for my car (this oil is CI+).
Hi pho3nix,
Just saw the pic of the delvac 1 can that you have posted in the earlier post, it seems that in the 2nd para it is written "suitable for applications requiring API CF-4".

Can you check and confirm whether it is API-CH4 or post a closer pic of the said sticker it would be helpful to many on the forum.
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small quantities should not be a problem.

I would instead suggest that you guys fill in the 5L of Delvac-1, and leave it at that unless the oil level is at or near the lower level on the dip-stick. If it is in the middle (between high & low level marks on the dip-stick), then you can run with 5L itself.
That's what am planning to do, Parwath. But IIRC, when the chang ethe oil filter, I would need the 300ml more to get it to the ~ max level - will check if 5l settles above the minimum / mid way though.
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Hi pho3nix,
Just saw the pic of the delvac 1 can that you have posted in the earlier post, it seems that in the 2nd para it is written "suitable for applications requiring API CF-4".

Can you check and confirm whether it is API-CH4 or post a closer pic of the said sticker it would be helpful to many on the forum.
The first para says
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Meets API CI-4 Plus / API CI-4 / API CH-4 / API CG-4....
The second says what you quoted. I don't think there is a problem...

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The first para says The second says what you quoted. I don't think there is a problem...
Thanks for the clarification.
Do not somehow missed the first para. My mistake
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ph03n!x - Hell of a write up on the Mobil Delvac 1 acquisition
Good to hear that your ride will be pampered with Delvac 1. Waiting for the review in a few days

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^ See that is the point I am making, Delvac 1 says that it is for heavy duty commercial vehicles and does not mention cars. Then why do so many people put Delvac 1 in private vehicles?
Mustang - From what I know Delvac 1 in the barrels are the ones used at A.S.S of many leading car manufacturers.

Since it meets CI4+ requirements it should be fine in Private vehicles too.
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Good news Kochi folks. Delvac1 is now available in kochi. today morning went to their distributor LGB lubricants on LFC road , kaloor. Bought a 5L CAN of Delvac1 for 3960 :-)

Directions to shop - Take the road by the side of Kaloor private bus stand. Go straight for about 1 km. the shop is on the left side

Person to contact - Vinod kumar - 9745008277
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Delvac1 is now available in kochi.
Soccerfan - Glad to know that Delvac 1 is now available in Kochi too

When are you planning to pamper your ride ? Awaiting eager feedback on the performance of the oil

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After 30k service. Now at 28K. Planning a bangalore trip next weekend. So in all probability I will change to Delvac1 next month
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The oil sump needs 5.3 liter with a filter replacement. 5 liters of this comes to 3900 in Bangalore.
I bought a 5 Litre Can here in delhi For 3700/Rs. My Fiesta takes in about 3.8 with filter So i have around a litre lying with me had you been in delhi or nearer i would gladly have given you some.

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I bought a 5 Litre Can here in delhi For 3700/Rs. My Fiesta takes in about 3.8 with filter So i have around a litre lying with me had you been in delhi or nearer i would gladly have given you some.
Thanks mate! But you will need it - after two more cans, you will have enough for a refill

I used about 400 ~ 500 ml of Delvac MX and 4.5 liters of Delvac 1, So I have some synth left, the next oil change will be "pure"
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Here is my take on the Delvac 1, posting from my ownership thread:

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And now for the Mobil Delvac 1 - The car has covered 2000 KM after the oil change and service, I think I can safely draw my observations without the smoothness one would feel immediately after the service. And here's what I observed-
  • During a cold start, the engine sound a bit harsh and loud for a second or two when I was with Delvac MX- this duration has now come down considerably
  • The Diesel clatter has also come down when the engine is cold, and is now almost inaudible if am standing at the car's back during a normal day.
  • I am tending to attribute the increase in my highway mileage by 1 KMPL to the C.Drives, but don't know what part the oil plays on that.
  • My car does not have temperature gauge, but IIRC the optimum temperature is reached around the same distance (I go by the time/ distance it takes for the blue light to go off).

Obviously, I cannot comment now about engine life or turbo life yet - I am hoping all the documented benefits of going Synth in terms of longer life is true, and worth the close to 4 times I paid for them. I am planning to double my change interval to 10k KM though, from the 5k KM I had with the Delvac MX.
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Here is my take on the Delvac 1, posting from my ownership thread:
pho3n!x - Good to hear that Delvac 1 has passed the test.

If you drive a lot on the highways then doubling the oil change interval is fine. Anyway keep checking the oil instead of just having a fixed no.

But one thing I see after 2500 kms is it is not as black as what the earlier oils used to be. May be the better detergents in Delvac 1 are doing their job. Somehow i feel this is contradicting common sense.

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