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Old 1st June 2010, 08:25   #46
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That appears a little on the high side. What oil? Bill details, please!
Following is the details from the bill:

Part no: OILEMMOBIL1
Particulars: GASOLINE ENGINE OIL MOBIL1 0W40
Ltrs: 3.3
Rate(Rs): 958.33/litre
VAT: 20%
Gross Amount: Rs. 3162.49
VAT: Rs. 632.50
Total: 3794.99

Oil filter:
Rate : 302.22
VAT: 12.5% = 37.78
Total: 340

Net Total: 4135/-
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Part no: OILEMMOBIL1
Particulars: GASOLINE ENGINE OIL MOBIL1 0W40
Ltrs: 3.3
I don't want to alarm you, but GASOLINE is petrol and yours is a Quadrajet. Maybe they have used the wrong ode while billing or the the oils are same for both.

Were you given any other option? Selenia brand too is recommended. It was around 600+ per litre. These oil prices have been hiked recently I heard.
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I don't want to alarm you, but GASOLINE is petrol and yours is a Quadrajet. Maybe they have used the wrong ode while billing or the the oils are same for both.

Were you given any other option? Selenia brand too is recommended. It was around 600+ per litre. These oil prices have been hiked recently I heard.
I doubly checked with them before getting the engine oil filled that it is for Diesel Engine. Reply was affirmative.

I believe the oil is the same for both.

See this link:
Mobil 1 0W-40

I am just back from around 900Kms drive from Punjab.
No after service hiccups.
Engine responding very well.
Never crossed 100Km speed. (Mainly due to three laning from Panipat to Jalandhar)
Overall trip fuel efficiency on DIS is 18.8 kmpl with 95% AC on.
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I believe the oil is the same for both.
See this link:
Mobil 1 0W-40
Thanks for the link. You are right! Sorry for that unnecessary remark.

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Overall trip fuel efficiency on DIS is 18.8 kmpl with 95% AC on.
Good. A 700+ trip in our state yielded an 18.04kpl overall, with AC on throughout and with 2 of us.
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I am just back from a Delhi-Manali-Rohtang-Manali-Jalandhar-Delhi trip.

Overall distance covered: 1715 Kms over 5 days.
FE showing on DIS: 15.5 KMPL

Out of 1715 Kms, around 800 kms approx was on hills.

FE showing on DIS while on highway from Delhi to Ropar was 21.7 kmpl, however it dropped as we went on towards hills.

And yes the car was with full load. Boot completely filled with luggage and stuff. Total 5 people in car- 3 adults and 2 teenagers.

Overall satisfied with car performance on the hills.

Will soon put up a detailed travelogue and post the link here.
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How was the car handling in the hilly areas? What were your average speeds?
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How was the car handling in the hilly areas? What were your average speeds?
The Car handled pretty well on hills.

However, had to adjust my gear shift timings a bit.
Majority of the time I was between 2nd and 3rd gear. Average speed on hills I would say was around 40km/h. The turbo at second gear really helps to climb up the road


While on my way to Rohtang, there was a hairpin bend. Just after the bend, the road or should I say the pile of mud slush was there. Every car passing through that slush was getting stuck, people were getting out of car and driver was pushing real hard on 1st gear to get out of slush but very few could get through on their own, passerbys had to help by pushing the cars.

My Manza did get stuck in that slush, but all 5 of us remained in the car. I shifted to first gear, kept the clutch pressed and revved. As soon as rev was near 3000 mark, I let the clutch go a bit and there we were crossing the mud slush like a cake walk .

I just loved the grunt coming out of the engine at that time.
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That's great. All in all the car is a great package
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