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Old 27th August 2021, 17:00   #5851
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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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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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