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Old 20th July 2005, 22:52   #1
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since my car is due for a change, just wanted to know which will be the best engine oil to use?
does using a better quality one improve performance?
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Old 20th July 2005, 22:59   #2
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If your car has completed +- 10,000 km, go for Mobil 1. You won't regret. (Sorry, I don't know if it's a diesel or petrol)
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Yes a better quality oil makes a big difference. Mobil is the best bet.
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yeahgo for mobil1 supersyn.


but before that be sure to use engine flush to drain out all the oil from the engine.
u just have to add the Engine flush into your engine oil,and then drive for about 15-20minutes before u drain the oil.



mobil1supersyn fully synthetic oil should cost you around 1800 for a 4 liter can .


u can easily stretch your drain interval to 15k kms.

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Old 21st July 2005, 12:35   #5
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I suggest, you go through this thread. There are few more threads apart from this which you can refer to.
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Old 22nd July 2005, 15:17   #6
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i really dont understand the flushing thing.
and besides i cant seem to get mobil1, synthetic one on any petrol pump.
my car is a petrol. and other than mobil1 which other one you will suggest?
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Old 22nd July 2005, 15:28   #7
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according to an advertisement in overdrive,


New delhi Tyre house do keep mobil 1.

31-32 jangpura extn market(near eros cinema)
new delhi-110014

9811117819--mobile


email:mandy0077@yahoo.com


www.newdelhityrehouse.com






had talked to this guy in 2004 wheni use dto stay in noida,and he did not have super syn with him at that time.and was charging 2000rs for a 4-liter can


try talking to him.




castrol GTX magnatec is also good





about flushing,flushing oils remove the deposits and dissolves the mineral oil leftovers inside the engine.


so do this if its a newer engine.

but if its a old engine which has run close to a lac kms,flushing can cause damage ,as it will remove whatever deposits have formed over the seals ,rings and gaskets.so using a thin synthetic oil in such engines can cause leakages through these worn out seals.

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Would suggest Mobil One as well, there just isnt any better engine oil available. As far as i know it only comes in a packing of 1L and 5L (Rs.2600).

It is recommended you use an engine oil flush before you change, such as Nulon. Rightly pointed out before you add the flushing oil and keep the car running for 15mins. When you change your engine oil some residue always remains in the engine since you are simply draining it through the oil pan. If you open the engine oil cap youll notice the formation of a thick sludge type oil residue around it and inside the head as well. This flushing oil helps in dissolving this older material so that it can be drained out effectively.

It would be difficult to find to find Mobil One at any petrol pump as very few people stock it. However you can always bring your car over incase you cant find it otherwise. If you wish to go for a cheaper alternative even regular Mobil, Pennzoil or Castrol GTX Magnatec will solve the purpose as a dependable engine oil.

Note: As speedsatya pointed out. We are distributors for New Delhi Tyre House for Mobil in central delhi.

Arush

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You cannot find Mobil ?castrol or Elf at any Pump as they stock only their brands
Indianoil/HP/BP - quite naturally
Have to go to an autoparts dealer to get it
Mobil 1 is **** expensive tho
Castrol magnatec is pretty good
AFter that Castrol GTX is the next
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Would suggest Mobil One as well, there just isnt any better engine oil available. As far as i know it only comes in a packing of 1L and 5L (Rs.2600).

hey arush,


i bought my 4 liter can of super syn at 1800rs here in mumbai in 2004
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Any reccomendations for synthetic oils for diesel engines ? Have any of you heard of Terolube Synthetic oils if so your opinion would help ...
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even if i go for mobil super syn...how much much of a diff will it make compared to a say castrol magnatec????
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Use Mobil 1. it is a synthetic oil and less prone to break down at high revs.
however during the first 5000miles (8000km) use a natural oil so that the oil seals absorb it. synthetic oils are not absorbed sa well.
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as my car has run only 5k, should i go for mobil1?
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also if you can get hold of shell even that is pretty good. infact have used both mobil1 and shell and found shell to be marginally better. atleast in the way the car drove. it felt much better driving with shell.
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