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Old 31st March 2012, 14:07   #961
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Just got a 5L can of Mobil Delvac 1 5W40 for Rs.3460 from "Ajanta Lubricants", J.C Road for my 20,000 kms done i20 CRDi.
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I do not think engine needs to be flushed of the carbon deposits. That can do more harm than good for modern engines as the carbon deposits get cleaned, they expose the wear and the tolerances between different moving parts increase which may result in knocking of the engine.
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Hyundai showroom uses Servo 15W40 as OEM oil . Its better to carry oil with you from the first service itself

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Hyundai showroom uses Servo 15W40 as OEM oil . Its better to carry oil with you from the first service itself
True. Which service center are you talking about?

Enjoy. You have got the best brew for your car.
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Hyundai showroom uses Servo 15W40 as OEM oil . Its better to carry oil with you from the first service itself
Nice idea.. But AFAIK, hardly any service center will allow & get such 'external' job done at their workshop..
I remember, to had been charged about Rs.1.1+K /L for Shell Helix Ultra Extra 5W30 during the 1st service of my Diesel Fabia at authorized service station, when aftermarket price of the same was way less..

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A list of all the Oils suitable and equivalent to the OEM recommended Shell Helix Ultra Extra for the Skoda 1.9PD TDI engines can be found here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post2736879
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I had a change from the usual Mobil Delvac MX I used to use, TO Gulf Max TD , cause its cheaper and I wanted to try out something different.
Car is swift D
Observations:-

1.The engine clatter remains almost the same, although I do sense some increase,its bearable.

2.The car is now revv happy, much eager to 2k rpm mark (dont know why)

3.Fuel effiency I guess is the same, havent really checked.

Mobil's price last I checked was 290/lt , Gulf set me back by 900/4lt which is 225/lt

All in All good!

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True. Which service center are you talking about?
Thanks! I did the oil change in Advaith Hyundai. I phoned and confirmed whether they are ok with carrying my own oil can.

I made it a point to stand next to the car while the oil was drained. while draining was in process, mechanic asked me at least 10 times whether he could put the drain bolt back. Always make sure that the waste oil is drained to the last drop so that you can avoid an engine flush.

I usually try to keep it separate from the periodic service checklist so that i can monitor the entire process.
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Thanks! I did the oil change in Advaith Hyundai. I phoned and confirmed whether they are ok with carrying my own oil can.

I made it a point to stand next to the car while the oil was drained. while draining was in process, mechanic asked me at least 10 times whether he could put the drain bolt back. Always make sure that the waste oil is drained to the last drop so that you can avoid an engine flush.

I usually try to keep it separate from the periodic service checklist so that i can monitor the entire process.

Which Advaith workshop is it? I mean which area.

I changed the oil last saturday at Blue hyundai workshop and they made a lot of Hue and cry telling they dont allow outside oil et all. After much pestering they agreed to do it for the last time. I didnt like the way they made me request so much for getting an oil changed with my choice of Delvac 1. So from next time i will be going to some other workshop where they will allow me to do so!

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Which Advaith workshop is it?

Advaith Hyundai on Bannerghatta Road, next to Spar and Accenture. I prefer this place as it is very close to my work place.

Word of Caution: if you're planning to give the car for servicing, make sure you remove all stuffs irrespective of the value if you want it back.

This time, the entire bunch of coins and a brand new expensive microfibre cloth was missing after doing my 3rd service.
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aa_asif,

Great thing.. One must appreciate the 'customer friendly' attitude by your service station- Advaith Hyundai. Many of those even don't entertain any such inquiry. And very often they don't allow customers to enter in their 'working' area also.

This time, I'll try to attend the 'Oil Change' of my fabia at Shrine Auto, Kolhapur.

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So much said about Diesel Engine Oils its nearly an ocean in there!

But for the experts the questions are :

Which oils are the best for Mahindra Bolero and Scorpio vehicles.

Eariler the Mahindra branded oil was made by shell, now it is a simple IOL made mineral oil of 15 W 45 or 20 W 50.

Is it good for a 10,000 K service interval ? I think it is good enough for just 5000 KM oil and filter change at most.

What about a product universally available in Indian markets everywhere.

There's Castrol CRB and CRB Plus that we also sell at our Wal Mart Best price outlets in India.

There is the 15W45 CRB Turbo which I recently bought to change in my Bolero. I guess the service interval for this one is 10,000 K max but there is no confirmation.

There is a Castrol GTX Diesel as well, what is it ?

My Scorpio M Hawk 4x4 is under warranty. Oil change was done at 5000 K and Maindra Service says its good for 10,000 K service interval. What they use is IOL manufactured Mineral oil then it is no good for over 3000 K service interval and definetely never over 5000 K threshold.

Will our experts or someone from Castrol answer this ?
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Which oils are the best for Mahindra Bolero and Scorpio vehicles...........?
I'm no expert, but will narrate my experience.

I own a mHawk Scorpio SLE which has run 36k kms, and has undergone oil changes at 5k, 15k, 25k & 35k kms. I have used Mobil Delvac MX for all of these except the one at 5k kms, and am quite happy with it. It costs a little more than the oil supplied by the ASC, but my vehicle's engine seems quite happy with it, touchwood. I don't find any difference in the amount of noise the engine makes, but the diesel clatter seems smoother and more rhythmic [don't know how to else to put it]. Also, the vibrations are noticeably lesser, compared to when I was using the OEM oil.

Some other mineral 15W40 oils about which I've heard good things on this forum and from dealers are Gulf Max TD 15W40, Shell Helix Diesel HX6 and the Shell Rimula series [Shell Rimula R3 X - API CH4, 15W40 and Shell Rimula R4 - API CI4, 15W40].

Hope this helps.

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Your Mahindra dealership ( stealership ) does not object to supply your own engine oil ?
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Your Mahindra dealership ( stealership ) does not object to supply your own engine oil ?
They did grumble about it initially [at the 15k odo reading oil change], but relented after I had the M&M customer care manager for Pune region intervene in the matter. After that, they haven't said a word during the 25k and 35k kms oil changes.

The user manual clearly states that any oil which meets the recommended oil specs can be used; the only rider being that if you use a non-ASC supplied oil, then the oil change interval should be 10k kms.

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