Originally Posted by vaibhav
Is it true that Dezire diesel oil filter costs Rs 3000 for 2012 model due to design change
. Oil Will be 4k as synthetic is mandatory
These two alone will cost Rs 7000. This means all 10,000 km service will cost atleast Rs10,000 now which is Rs 1 per km which is mighty expensive
Ps: My maruti 800 oil filter costs just 200 bucks
That's not a Diesel Oil filter, instead that's a Diesel fuel filter which costs around Rs.3000.
Diesel filter for Tata Indica DiCOR costed around Rs.2700/- some 2 years ago, when the car was launched & it was mandatory to replace it at every service.
But for other cars(even VW & Skoda) including DZire(i guess) its not necessary to replace it at every 10k service. It's having some other replacement schedule & I'll confirm it later & will write that here later on.
Regarding Synthetic Oil, I don't have any problem with it.
No doubt its expensive but on the positive side it can easily last more than 15-18k kms, So I'll be replacing it at every alternative service(say 4th, then 6th, 8th & so on) in my DZire.
It only needs periodic checkup & topping up, if needed at ~7-8k kms.
10k kms isn't an advised interval for Synthetic engine oil replacement, as it's a sheer wastage of Engine Oil, which still will be having some life left in it.
Yes, you're right regarding Oil filter/fuel filter of M800, as such bits of Petrol cars are considerably much cheaper than Diesel cars.