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Old 6th September 2005, 20:57   #1
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I have a swift, and shes just come back from my first service!
ANd u know wat?! They charged me for an oil change?! after running the car for 1000 kms! Bloody hell wat u need to change the oil for after a 1000 kms! that too a new car!

I had a look in the manual. Its specified to be replaced there! Can u believe this! This is downright stupid!! Maruti doing something like this? Can some1 justify this?!
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IT is very,very necessary to change the engine oil at first service due to the fact that during the initial running period(first 1000km) the engine is getting run in and as a result some metal parts get polished(smoothen) causing the presence of minute metals and other particles in the lubricating oil.

such oil is not dersired for optimum running of the vehicle.manufacturers,all over the world do this.it is necessary routine of owning a vehicle,dont worry.

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hey m_e, i don't think that's true. my palio got the oil change only after the 2nd service @ 7500kms. but then, if it's given in the swift's catalogue, i guess there's really not much you can do about it!
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All cars go for an oil change on their first service...that is the initial 1000-2000kms.
Regarding your palio going for a change @7500kms...thats wierd...other palio owners care to shed light on this?

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It really varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. My 1999 Omni had the first oil change at 1000 km. The petrol Indica's first oil change is at 10000 km.
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It really varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. My 1999 Omni had the first oil change at 1000 km. The petrol Indica's first oil change is at 10000 km.
Are you sure about that one? I used to own a '02 v2 petrol...oil was changed at 1500kms...i distinctly remember. They must have changed the oil at 1500km for you too...it simply doesnt make sense to run that 'contaminated' oil which was used in the running in for 10000kms.

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That was earlier. Now the service interval is 10000kms instead of 5000kms
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But the initial service is still at 1500kms? or that has changed too?

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Hey guys,

I have a swift, and shes just come back from my first service!
ANd u know wat?! They charged me for an oil change?! after running the car for 1000 kms! Bloody hell wat u need to change the oil for after a 1000 kms! that too a new car!

I had a look in the manual. Its specified to be replaced there! Can u believe this! This is downright stupid!! Maruti doing something like this? Can some1 justify this?!
My Baleno also had the first oil change @ 1k KM.. i agree that this is required for running in the engine properly.

It is only 520 Rs or something similar...nothing big
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In fact It should be the other way around. U should scold the service fllows if they dont do the oil change

By the way first 3 services - run inn are not usually mentioned in maintainance schedule but in seprate sectyion /or coupons please look at them. No indica can go to 10,000 km initialy without an oil chnage unless it is factory runn in.
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my palio got the oil change only after the 2nd service @ 7500kms.
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other palio owners care to shed light on this?
Cream is right. My Palio S10 also had it's first oil change in the second service at 7500kms.
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But the initial service is still at 1500kms? or that has changed too?

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That has changed as well for the petrol Indicas. Service intervals for my March 2003 LSi are 5000 km with oil change every 10000 km.
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Yes amit and cream palio has its first service at 7500km.

but for most manufacturers it is oil change at first free service(i:e 1000-2500km) for cars and 500-1000km for bikes.
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In my (Swift) first service (1 month or 1000 kms) they had changed the oil. Next oil change would be in 3rd service ( 1 year or 10000kms).
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Oh come on guys !!! Oil change at 1000 kms? Running in engine oil? Are u serious?! Wat the hells running in engine oil really? Wat u expect big chunks of your engine to fall off and make the oil black? Have a look at your oil before 1000 kms service... look at house white it is, and how good the consistency is.
If some1 out there has a better reason for changing the oil than "runnin the engine in" then please let me know, otherwise lets just admit that its a bloody clever way to make money!!!!
The whole point of owning a new car is that atleast for the first year u shouldnt need to spend a naya paisa on it! And im not such a stingy person either! I spend on my cars! But I've owned a santro, wagonR, opel, and now swift and theyve never changed the oil during the first service and the cars ran beautifully if i do say so myself!
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