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Engine Oil Change- Selenia or any other synthetic

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

  1. Thanks you ji.
    By coming june my overall warranty gets over . So only planning to shift from FASS to my known garage . As every parts are available at 99rpm so i can get my car serviced from a known person infront of me.

    As i mentioned earlier i m so far from FASS and i cant spend money on them when there is no use . I will take to them when certain major problem which can be solved by those FASS alone.

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  2. Aviator

    Aviator Amatore

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    Delhi / Hyderabad
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Hi all, two days ago i got engine oil and filter changed at 22,000 KM (1.3 MJD). I change oil at every 7000-8000 KM, used UFI filter (Rs.450) and Mobil Super 05W40 fully synthetic oil (Rs.2400 for 3.5L).

    The problem is that mechanic poured full 3.5L instead of 3.3L as recommended in the book. Now the dip stick is little above is max point. Should i worry?? If yes than whats the best solution?? Mechanic says its nothing to worry about.


    Thanks
  3. Anup

    Anup Regolare

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Hi @Aviator,
    For a Fully Synthetic Oil 7,000/8,000 kms is too short, don't you think :confused:
    Fiat supply Semi Synthetic recommend a change for 15,000...
    Synthetic is pretty expensive compared to Semi Synthetic or Mineral oils my Personal Opinion you can peacefully keep it for 15,000 KMS
    Well the excess oil would result in oil getting inside the Turbo, you can check this by observing Oil stains on the Lower part of the grill, just make sure you do not wash your car for a week and you would see this happening.
    I wouldn’t recommend you to drain the oil completely and re use the same because of the dirt factor (container which would collect the oil might be contaminated with another oil or dust/dirt and keeping it open leading to exposure to sand/dust particles).
    Alternatively I would suggest you to order another Oil filter from 99 RPM(There is the Original Oil Filter available now thanks to Pankaj for arranging it) and get this changed, at least you can reduce upto 100 ML.</SPAN>

    You can drive peacefully though as the difference is just 200 ML even , just remember you definitely would need to take conscious effort not to thrust your Turbo when the Engine is cold and after the end of every trip be sure you keep the car ideal for at least for minimum 60 seconds to avoid oil to sit there and become a slug.</SPAN>
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  4. GopinB

    GopinB Timido

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    Itanagar
    Friends i have been using Castrol Edge for the last 3 years. But its very hard to get Castrol out here now since there is no distributor and TASS is closed forever for FIAT's. Now i want to change to Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 for my 1.4Fire. Any suggestion please! How about Total Quartz 9000 5w40? Both are available as of now.
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  5. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Heptanesia
    Linea 1.3
    If you are sticking to FS 5w40 go for Shell Helix Ultra. It is made for petrol fuel injected blow by gas/egr and turbo type engines.

    Works for diesel also. Although their diesel special oils work much better for diesel engines.

    This 5w40 helix ultra is especially good for petrol engines. Change over at 15k kms.

    :p heartsent for our mutual benefit .. !
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  6. GopinB

    GopinB Timido

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    Itanagar
    Thanks asimpleson! One more querry regarding Castrol Edge Professional 5w40 oil. Is it fully synthetic and good for the Linea 1.4? I could not find any specification written on the description nor could i google the product. It was simply written Castrol Edge Professional 5w40.
  7. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    GopinB, there are extra-ordinary levels of criminal duplication and repacking and resealing of oils going on in our country. It's a sad fact, one that I know, but cannot prove easily. It's a huge conspiracy which involves very powerful and criminal masterminds. Can I please suggest you to never buy any oil that has no grade specification mentioned anywhere on the front and/or back labels. Never buy an oil that keeps you wondering about specifications and grade. I hate any such brands and companies. I will not comment on other brands, but to date Shell has been pretty straight forward in their approach towards selling world class specification products here in India too.

    Let me tell you another fact, some oil manufacturers do this on purpose for legal and marketing reasons to fool customers into thinking they are buying the real thing, as in FS or Semi-Synth oil (mineral oil base+synth additives).

    Also, I suggest why not go for Shell Helix Ultra for your 1.4 Linea Dynamic. Just make sure it is untampered with in the first place.

    Please take efforts to read the following article which I refer to time and again if I develop doubts about oil. If you need to discuss any aspects of it, I will be happy to reply. >> Oil Specifications Explained - What does 10w40 mean? <<

    Quoted from article in link above (all credits to the original author)
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  8. GopinB

    GopinB Timido

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    Itanagar
    That explained properly how criminal duplication may be going on in our country. Actually a friend of mine went to the TASS and asked for Castrol Edge for his Manza and they gave him this Professional 5w40 saying its fully synthetic oil with a tag of Rs. 4200 for 4ltr pack! No specification written just blah..blah and with FLUID STRENGTH TECHNOLOGY. And that it can be used in Linea also. Now what does it explain? Even if the company is supplying as OEM franchised workshop segment, specification should be mentioned.

    Googled and found out this
    http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9040454&contentId=7073624
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  9. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Look, there are mafias involved, that are pushing passable stuff via legitimate channels. I can explain in great detail, but get killed by some rogue counter-intelligence specialist, that too in a car accident.. :evilsmile Let's just say it is top secret, and would need Presidential level clearance from powers very high up the food chain. :lol:

    To be precise to your question, the oil used could be either world class (the one you mentioned claims to have incorporated a some dye for leak detection as has been given to understand) or it could be something sub par, with good chances that it a very very slow and silent engine killer. :) Where the owner and even the manufacturer would fail to know what killed their engine (in long term). The moral of the story is better be safe than sorry and exercise precaution in things that are in your control.

    Note to all my TFIan brethren : I have dug too deep into the subject of oils or too deep (a grave) for myself on a quest and crusade to educate myself and others about the fallacies and malices and twisted ways of the evils of petroleum gold world.:punch Kindly excuse me.
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  10. GopinB

    GopinB Timido

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    Itanagar
    Thanks my friend for a relatively genuine answer to my problem. Maybe even i am digging too much. I will take your suggestion and take precaution.
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