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Engine Oil Change- Selenia or any other synthetic

Discussion in 'Technical' started by ysapre, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. ysapre

    ysapre

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    Has anyone tried Castrol Edge or Shell Helix Ultra instead of the Selenia brand? Any difference noted?
  2. I changed to Mobil 1 fully synthetic at 15k service. Selenia is semi synthetic.

    Mobil1 is Rs. 500 more per litre than Selenia !!!

    I havent observed any visible difference. Expected improved FE and a smoother ride but i havent observed any difference when compared to Selenia.
  3. ysapre

    ysapre

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    Mumbai
    Thanks. I am thinking of changing the oil to castrol Edge and see the difference- Before changing the oil at 15K, i had topped up Shell Helix Ultra and the difference in performance was noticeable. Although, i had just topped up 1 litre of Helix in the existing Selenia.
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Is it advisable to mix different types of engine oils?
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  5. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Selenia is fully synthetic.

    What do you mean by noticeable difference ? FE, refinement, NVH ?
  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    I don't think so. Though it might not harm the engine, if I were to change Engine Oil with other brand, I'll get the earlier oil flushed completely & replace with new engine oil of other brand
  7. Chaos

    Chaos Regolare

    I suggest you stick the Fiat recommended engine oil till the warranty is over. (unless the TASC themselves recommend it)
    Tata, is known to deny (they are just looking for a reason and reduce their headache) a warranty claim if anything other than the recommended part is used. Even OIL. (Cut a small wire, you loose warranty on electrical system and mechanical damage linked to it)

    Just be on a safer side till the warranty is over. After that you can go wild with what ever you want to do..
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  8. ysapre

    ysapre

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    WEll the noticeable difference was in refinement- little improvement on FE- none on NVH.

    Tata is recommending Castorl Edge on Manza which has the same engine. I had seen the promotion when i went for the 15K service and it was expensive. If i remember correctly the price was a little over 1K for a ltr.
  9. Andy

    Andy Esperto

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    Chembur Mumbai
    Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Yes Selena is full synthetic.. and not recommended to top up a diff brand.. if u intend to get a diff brand dont try topping up do a dry to full method rather than topup..
  10. Gmittal

    Gmittal Amatore

    Yesterday I was reading the manual and it is clearly mentioned not to mix different oils. If you want to top up, do it with same brand.

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