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Old 13th May 2009, 17:35   #91
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Switched to Mobil Delvac MX from the existing OEM Servo in my Verna along with oil filter change.
Instant difference could be felt in the NVH, reduced to a great extent.
Thanks for the confirmation, how much has your car done till date and how much the oil cost?
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Old 13th May 2009, 18:00   #92
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Thanks for the confirmation, how much has your car done till date and how much the oil cost?
My car has clocked 32K kms till date.
I picked up a 7.5L bucket. Cost: 1520/-. Works out to approx 200Rs per litre. Seems on a higher side but still cheaper than the OEM Servo.
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Price seems just about ok, since it will vary from dealer to dealer, thanks to their hunger for margin. Keep us posted on plus and minus of the oil compared to servo as the km's progresses.

My car has been running with Mobil almost all its life and my experience with servo was just above 100 kms.
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Price seems just about ok, since it will vary from dealer to dealer, thanks to their hunger for margin. Keep us posted on plus and minus of the oil compared to servo as the km's progresses.

My car has been running with Mobil almost all its life and my experience with servo was just above 100 kms.
Jaggu, do Maruti guys let you buy oil filter off their counter? Asking coz Hyundai ASC refused to sell me an oil filter.

I had to search a number of spare parts shops to source an oil filter.

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Maruti has authorized spare parts dealers. I personally buy extra at the time of service.

@Jaggu: Try Petronas Urania. It is awesome. API-CI4.

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Old 13th May 2009, 18:45   #96
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Dealer also will sell, atleast they used to. Better thing is to carry the oil and ask them to replace it for you, or dont they allow this also?
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Tata Motors recommends only the following 3 oils

1)Castrol GTD 15W 40
2)HP MILCY 15W40 TGO
3)Mobil Super 1000 TM

Tata Motors Customer Care :: Recommended Products

Anyone has experience with the options 2 and 3?

They recommend Castrol GTX diesel for UVs so I think Sumo's and Safari's get Castrol GTX when they go for servicing.

Cheers,
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But my Quadrajet Owner's Manual says to use only Castrol GTX Diesel or HP Milcy No.1 TGO or Exxon Mobil Super 100 TM.
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Better thing is to carry the oil and ask them to replace it for you, or dont they allow this also?
Refusal to provide me an oil filter itself pissed me off. As per them, selling any service part(except for service) is against the rules of Hyundai. lol.
So thought better not to take any more favor from them. Hence got the oil change done outside.

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I think almost any half decent oil with work in an ambient of even 60C.
Thats a sweeeping statement, professor.
Please look it up.
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The Toyota Prado Owners manual does list operating temperature for 15W/45 upto 50 dec C.

However more of 20W/50 is available. We used to prefer 15W/45 because it does make a difference in Dune climbing when every bit of bhp and torque helps. It flows faster through the engine belching out even that extra 1 or 2 bhp when required the most.

In the summer months we reverted to 20W/50.

In the UAE they make only 20/W50 but our relationship with TOTAL / ELF was such that they used to fly in some 15W/45 from France for us. Thanks fellas!

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TA$$ does it again, they forced Magnatec 10w 40 petrol down my throat, let's see how long it holds up. On the plus side, the engine is running much smoother and pickup has improved.
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TA$$ does it again, they forced Magnatec 10w 40 petrol down my throat, let's see how long it holds up. On the plus side, the engine is running much smoother and pickup has improved.
Which car do you own. If the oil put by TASS is not one of the oils recommended in the service manual, you are entitled to a free oil change.
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It's been sorted out, they had put in GTX D, and charged me for GTX D, it was an error in their parts description.
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GTX D is kinda okay. better than GTD. I've gotten some good reports
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Let's see how it performs. In relation to the recent reformulation of GTX D,it'sis supplied to Tata and is specifically formulated to specifications provided by TATA to Castrol. The change in formulation resulting in downgrading of GTX D from CI4 to CH4+ was on instructions from TMIL. Also, TMIL has released an internal circular recommending that Oil change interval be brought down from 10k to 5k kms.
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