I knew reaching Mobil was difficult but I didn't realise it was this difficult. The phone numbers given on the website do not work. Found a Mobil office number in the city from the net and realised that the lady who was on the other end doesn't know that Mobil sells engine oils. Realised after some ten minutes that the office I reached deals only in polymers!!
Can someone please tell me a reliable Mobil 1 dealer in Calcutta and also whether Mobil 1 is available in 20w40 grade for my Esteem?
For the Esteem, I would use what I use for my Baleno and Getz - Mobil 1 Supersyn 5W-50. the range of grades is wide enough to be used in most parts of India, except perhaps Ladakh/ Kashmir where temperatures go below zero degrees Celsius.
Maruti recommends 20wx40 mineral for esteem. Is it critical that we maintain the same grade while switching to synth? I know 5x50 is wider and would cover 20wx40, by conventional logic. but i don't want to go wrong here.
1) If you plan to keep the car for long,do high mileage and want the engine to be healthy all through its life, you should definitely get the synthetic. If not, run on semi synth too. Magnatec is good.
2) Not absolutely necessary. But, if you do, then well and good.
3) Check the last few pages of this thread, there were addresses and phone numbers in a post.
reviews : i never thought that synthetic oil will change the engine behavior so drastically. now the engine is revving very freely and idling rpm has increased. i think it will take time for the ECM to correct it again.
now the car is pulling up better in 3rd and 4th gears. overall noise has reduced marginally. also there are no vibrations in the gearknob now.
i dint observe and increase in top speed, though a slight difference in pick up is there. overall i am very much satisfied with Syntium 3000 from petronas.
best value for money.
I went to Marketing Times Workshop in Okhla yesterday to check with the service engineer what type of engine oil is used. They said they use the Mobil regular engine oil or the synthetic Mobil1, but they quoted around 1000 per liter for the Mobil1 .
From what I read in the forum, Mobil1 is around 600/L, I didn't argue or discussed the price difference with him and I left.
What I wanted to know, can I change the engine oil myself if it only requires draining the previous oil from underneath the engine body, or is it a difficult task ?