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Old 27th August 2021, 17:00   #5851
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Re: ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil

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Oil level has not decreased. It is constant at 4 liters. Just that the additional 200 ml of the same oil is difficult to source so I did not bother to add it.
Do not bother. My i20 CRDi needs 5.3L oil according to the manual. I have been filling 5L from as long as I remember. As long as the dip stick shows the oil level between min and max on a cold engine and car on level ground , it should be fine.
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Re: ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil

Petrol heads,

What is the best synthetic oil performance wise for a Honda Brio manual tranny which has run 1 lakh km, but immaculately maintained and serviced extremely regularly?

I think Honda ASS used to fill in 0W30 , but I don't know why such a low viscosity oil is required for Bangalore temperatures.

I am torn between Shell helix or Amsoil signature 5w30 after reading this thread.
What is the recommendation from the experts?
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Petrol heads,

What is the best synthetic oil performance wise for a Honda Brio manual tranny which has run 1 lakh km, but immaculately maintained and serviced extremely regularly?
Till 2015-16 Honda recommended 5w40 for the 1.2 ivtec / 1.5 idtec cars such as Amaze and Brio.

Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 will work just fine.
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Till 2015-16 Honda recommended 5w40 for the 1.2 ivtec / 1.5 idtec cars such as Amaze and Brio.

Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 will work just fine.
Manual says 0w30, but I have Honda A.S.S use 5w30.
Between Shell helix or Amsoil, what do you suggest?

I only heard of Amsoil through the forum
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Manual says 0w30, but I have Honda A.S.S use 5w30.
Between Shell helix or Amsoil, what do you suggest?

I only heard of Amsoil through the forum
If 5w30 then Shell HX8 as Hyundai needs 5w30 acea a3b4. The Amsoil 5w30 is acea a5b5
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Hi Experts,

I have a Grand i10 1.1 crdi (2014) and Honda City 1.5 Vtech (2016) and they have run 7k and 2k kms respectively from their last service. Till now I have used only Mineral oil. Both cars see 80% of their travel in City and are now due for annual service.

I have following queries wrt Engine Oil -

1. Service Advisor always push for Synthetic Oil. Does my running warrants use of synthetic oil ?
2. Can you please suggest which grade oil should I go for in both cars ?
3. If synthetic oil is recommended, does it have to be mandatorily done with engine flush ?
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Till now I have used only Mineral oil. Both cars see 80% of their travel in City and are now due for annual service.

I have following queries wrt Engine Oil -

1. Service Advisor always push for Synthetic Oil. Does my running warrants use of synthetic oil ?
The Honda 0w20 oil is not mineral, it is a cheaper grade of synthetic. If you want to pour a more expensive grade of synthetic oil then go ahead, but it is not strictly necessary given your lower running.
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Hi Experts,

I have a Grand i10 1.1 crdi (2014) and Honda City 1.5 Vtech (2016) and they have run 7k and 2k kms respectively from their last service. Till now I have used only Mineral oil. Both cars see 80% of their travel in City and are now due for annual service.

I have following queries wrt Engine Oil -

1. Service Advisor always push for Synthetic Oil. Does my running warrants use of synthetic oil?
2. Can you please suggest which grade oil should I go for in both cars ?
3. If synthetic oil is recommended, does it have to be mandatory done with engine flush ?
City usage causes more wear and tear than highway usage; so if you want to switch to synthetic on the basis of your usage pattern, then please do.
You can use, what's recommended by the manufacturer and your service advisor.
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Anyone have experience with Mannol oils? I see them on Amazon these days and they even have a 0w16 option that is API SP. Quite expensive too.
I have used the MANNOL 7707 O.E.M. 5W-30 for my Ecosport with the 1.0 Ecoboost engine (2013 model). Bought the oil from Amazon. I usually use Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 but switched to Mannol for a change. Well, as far as the oil is concerned the car's engine was marginally quieter while using Mannol but as far as the engine's performance goes I see no change in it. It responds almost the same as while I was using Castrol. By the way, only recently changed to Amsoil Signature series a few days back. Waiting to see its long term performance.
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Just curious to try.

I have a remapped Ecosport which kind of means higher load than normal.

Does it make sense to change to 5W40 oil vs the recommended 5W30.

I've been using Amsoil Signature 5w30 but I'm thinking of giving 5w40 a try. Need some reassurance from experts here.

If 5w40 whats the recommended oil?
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Try shell hx8 5w30 or shell helix ultra 5w40 if you need. Or thereís an Amsoil 5w40 as well. All three in a3b4.

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Just curious to try.

I have a remapped Ecosport which kind of means higher load than normal.

Does it make sense to change to 5W40 oil vs the recommended 5W30.

I've been using Amsoil Signature 5w30 but I'm thinking of giving 5w40 a try. Need some reassurance from experts here.

If 5w40 whats the recommended oil?
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Try shell hx8 5w30 or shell helix ultra 5w40 if you need. Or thereís an Amsoil 5w40 as well. All three in a3b4.
Any feedback on this?

https://www.amazon.in/Wuerth-5W-40-S...%2C412&sr=8-12
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Older spec acea a5b5 2008 (there is at least one revision from 2012) and api sm cf. Your ecosportís engine is a bit older tech than that so fine, it wonít hurt your car.
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Older spec acea a5b5 2008 (there is at least one revision from 2012) and api sm cf. Your ecosport’s engine is a bit older tech than that so fine, it won’t hurt your car.
Thanks hserus. So it's fine but not preferred. I know you have mentioned this before on this thread as well but how does this Idemitsu compare with the Mobil super 3000 x1?

https://www.amazon.in/IDEMITSU-SN-A5...8332514&sr=8-7

Idemitsu is mentioned as A5/B5 C2.

Also soomething interesting. Till 2020 Toyota was recommending 5w40 oil for synthetic and 5w30 for mineral from Idemitsu.

This year they have discontinued 5w40 synthetic and now saying we will put this 5w30 synthetic. Is this to do with emissions, mileage for BS6? The oil now even mentioned Bs6.

old 5W40 oil which Toyota was recommending for Corolla Altis petrol:
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New oil now in stock 5W30:
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The new toyota 5w30 is a ACEA C2 oil so similar to the Idemitsu one. Should be reasonably OK for BS6.

Mobil Super 3000 x1 is API SN+ / ACEA A5B5, so the SN+ means it will probably do ok for turbo petrol (TGDI) engines, and A5B5 is ok for BS4 engines that need that spec.

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Thanks hserus. So it's fine but not preferred. I know you have mentioned this before on this thread as well but how does this Idemitsu compare with the Mobil super 3000 x1?
Idemitsu is mentioned as A5/B5 C2.

Also soomething interesting. Till 2020 Toyota was recommending 5w40 oil for synthetic and 5w30 for mineral from Idemitsu.

This year they have discontinued 5w40 synthetic and now saying we will put this 5w30 synthetic. Is this to do with emissions, mileage for BS6? The oil now even mentioned Bs6.
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