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Old 10th July 2010, 17:58   #31
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@all - Thanks for the information. I have changed the oil to the appropriate specs. I have changed to Castrol Magnatec 10W-40 API SM grade.

@CPH - Why is this not so good ?I found my engine smoother than the Shell Helix that I had used earlier ?

One more question. I am changing the gear oil too. The specs say EP 80 GL-4, however all the Extreme Pressure Manual gear oil that I see are in EP90 GL-4. I have checked HP/ BP/Castrol. Any issues if I put in EP90 instead of EP80 ?

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I am surprised that FIAT specify API-SM. In fact a 5W40 also must almost certainly be synthetic. Even Honda is happy with API-SL (new Civic Manual).
FIAT recommends 15W40 API SG or higer on Palios. Not API-SM,nor 5W40.
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Today my Civic showed minimum level of engine oil on the dip stick. As I wanted to top up, I called Honda service and they recommended Idemitsu 10W30 oil. As I couldnot get one, I used Veedol 10W30 SM grade oil.

Is it ok to use the car now? Can we use a car using two engine oils of same grade from different manufacturers?
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@Jayant: No issues whatsoever.
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@GTO: I beg to disagree. If the oil is API-SL then it will not matter. Also, it is a new engine so the additional detergent will do no harm.
Firstly, diesel engine oils never have an API S* rating. They have API C* ratings. Secondly, i say that additional detergents might harm a new engine. An old engine would have enough carbon buildup to be taken care of.

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FIAT recommends 15W40 API SG or higer on Palios. Not API-SM,nor 5W40.
Dude, API SG or higher means, API SM included, FYI. And absolutely no harm in using a 5w40 in place of a 15W40.

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