Engine Oil Change Alert !!!!!
Recently I had a big surprise/shock after my 4th service of my Grand i10 ASTA 1.2. If you are like me and takes care of your car, then I recommend you to go through the below post.
The shock was I noticed a huge different in the performing after 4th service which I did not notice after (2nd and 3rd service).
The pick is really good, engine feels much smoother and increase in the mileage.
I was not happy with the performance of the car after the 2nd and 3rd services. Both these times I took the car to Hyundai service center and just like everyone would do I got my servicing done.
I could notice the change in the performance of the car after the first oil change in terms of vibration, engine noise level, pickup. I still remember when the car was brand new there was no vibration or noise from engine and sometimes during my early days of owning this car it was hard to tell whether the engine was turned ON or OFF.
But this time during my 4th service I did some research before taking the car to the service center. It turns out that the quality of engine oil that we use in the engine makes a huge different in how your car behaves. It could be engine smoothness/pickup/engine noise/vibration/mileage.
I referred to the Hyundai website for the recommended engine oil for Grand i10 petrol is synthetic Rating (5W-30) > https://customercare.hyundai.co.in/s...Petrol-23.aspx
but the oil that the service center guys are using is not synthetic!
Fully Synthetic oil - Mobil (5W-30) is expensive and normal Mineral oil (5W-30) is not. For 4L Fully Synthetic oil costs around 4.5K online and on shops it costs 5 to 6K.
The normal Mineral oil (Rating 5W-30 non-synthetic) costs 1.3K for 4L and online its even cheaper.
Since I had very little knowledge about engine oils as a testing I decided to go with normal Mineral oil thinking the shell Mineral oil should be much better than the what they fill in service center.
Spoke to the Hyundai service center guy and he was cool about me brining the engine oil, he told to bring only the recommend oil for Grand i10.
Brought the Mineral oil form shell petrol bunk and made sure the oil was changed in front of me. It’s been a week now after service and there is a huge difference in performance of my car.
I can feel the difference in pickup/smoothness of the engine/vibration level is reduced and I feel happy driving the car again. I have yet to check with the mileage (full tank to full tank)
I am thinking for going to fully synthetic after crossing 25,000KM and getting the engine fleshed. This time I am sure the performance will be even better.
I would highly recommend everyone to try it out. Also I highly recommend everyone to read about oil grades and advantage of using Synthetic/ Mineral oil.