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Old 14th August 2010, 19:42   #91
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Gentlemen, does any of your cars' have oil drinking problem. Do you have to top up oil between changes??
Yes about a liter top-up was required before the first service. Based on the feedback on t-bhp I gather that petrol ones have more appetite than the diesel ones.
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Entropy could you please put up a scan of your service invoice so I can verify.
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Sahil,
At Rs.1100 per liter, you have been charged for around 7 liters of engine oil.
At Rs.1300 per liter, you have been charged for around 6 liters of engine oil.
Can you read your car manual and tell us how many liters it really needs?

Also, Rs. 1200 for wheel alignement and balancing?

Wow...this is funny.
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Sahil,
At Rs.1100 per liter, you have been charged for around 7 liters of engine oil.
At Rs.1300 per liter, you have been charged for around 6 liters of engine oil.
Can you read your car manual and tell us how many liters it really needs?

Also, Rs. 1200 for wheel alignement and balancing?

Wow...this is funny.
Anand- there are lot more things involved in a service than just oil. Filters of various types are replaced too.
Oil was around 4-5liters
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So you mean 8000 was not for oil alone and includes air, oil and fuel filter?

And 1200 for wheel alignment/balancing is all weight cost with no labor, right?
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Sure Sahil. Asked the accountants to send me a scan. Will post as soon as I have them.
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Here it is. The bill for alignment/balancing and misc labor cost was about 1200 that was on top of given below. The total bill was 6K something ... sorry I was wrong for the 5500 part.
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Here is the invoice....

Difference is the oil mainly between Entropy and my invoice. The oil used in his car is Shell Helix PLUS while the one used in mine is Helix ULTRA, rate diff is Rs.300 per liter. Perhaps the pricing difference is due to Entropy's car being diesel and mine Petrol.

But I still don't get why it says SECOND free service ?!?
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Sahil, you seem to have been charged the old rates for the Shell Helix. IIRC, the prices of Shell were dropped by nearly 40% in June this year. It was dropped a day after my Octavia was serviced here in Hyderabad.

Please do double check with JMD on that.

Entropy's invoice shows that 40% drop in the prices of Shell Helix.

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Sahil, you seem to have been charged the old rates for the Shell Helix. IIRC, the prices of Shell were dropped by nearly 40% in June this year. It was dropped a day after my Octavia was serviced here in Hyderabad.

Please do double check with JMD on that.

Entropy's invoice shows that 40% drop in the prices of Shell Helix.

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Bingo!

No Skoda is filled with mineral oil so petrol versus diesel does not matter.
Unless of course @Entropy had specifically instructed them to use mineral oil...

BTW, it says 5w30! Not sure why...and in Sahils case, the text is cut so not sure if this one is at least 5w40!

Also, in Sahil's invoice, I clearly see separate charges for wheel weights and this probably means Rs.1200 is pure labour! Why should they charge labour in free service???

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Following all posts on the Superb and i stand more confused than ever..

Firstly brilliant thread!

i am contemplating purchasing a superb but don't know wether to go in for the petrol or the diesel version.

i drive around 700kms a week at an average 70% city and 30% highway, considering the huge diff in price between the diesel and the petrol version is am totally confused!

Guys! please help me out.

I currently use a Safari which is 3 years old. need to take the call in this month its self.
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Following all posts on the Superb and i stand more confused than ever..

Firstly brilliant thread!

i am contemplating purchasing a superb but don't know wether to go in for the petrol or the diesel version.

i drive around 700kms a week at an average 70% city and 30% highway, considering the huge diff in price between the diesel and the petrol version is am totally confused!

Guys! please help me out.

I currently use a Safari which is 3 years old. need to take the call in this month its self.
With running of close to 3000kms a month, a diesel would be more justified.
However, if you are chauffeured most often them get the petrol with manual gearbox.
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thanks for a quick reply sahil!

But even with the difference in fuel prices and an estimated ownership period of 3 years, do u think the diesel is more justified?

Also whats your take on the Resale value of each variant?
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thanks for a quick reply sahil!

But even with the difference in fuel prices and an estimated ownership period of 3 years, do u think the diesel is more justified?

Also whats your take on the Resale value of each variant?
I'm not sure of the current price difference. Do the math and figure it out, take FE for the petrol @ 7.5kmpl and diesel at around 10kmpl in traffic.

Typically the diesels have a better resale price but given the large price difference and the petrol engine in the Superb being a hot seller too, I don't think you will loose much eitherway.
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i drive around 700kms a week at an average 70% city and 30% highway, considering the huge diff in price between the diesel and the petrol version is am totally confused!

Guys! please help me out.
How much is the price difference between diesel and petrol. With the kind of running you have mentioned, i would definitely opt for a diesel.

Resale wise also it will hold better value. But mind you all these higher end cars will depreciate like anything once they are out of the showroom.
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