*The car's manual recommends 5W30 but I think no synthetics are available in this spec.Is it OK to use 5W40 instead which is available in synthetic ? |
-Mobil1 Fully synthetic 5W30 is available. This is what Im using in my car. Well im from the State Kerala.
Can you tell me the exact name/ some link from the net which provides info about this oil.
I cannot find information about mobil 1 5W30 oil anywhere.
There is mobile super 1000 This one which is 5w30 Engine Oil - Mobil - Super 1000 5W30 - 3.5 ltr
But this is semi-synthetic
And guys the work to be done has changed completely now. Here is my post from the ownership thread-
Major service coming up. Mostly a 40k service.
Reason for the service : Noticed that a lot of work that should have been done according to the time interval hasnt been done by HASS.They seem to be sticking to the kms interval even though the car is 7.5 years old.Noticed this in the service history.My father was maintaining the car in the past and hadn't noticed it.
What all will be done is listed -
Asked HASS the reason for not following the mentioned interval in the manual and they had no clear answer as usual.Their estimated quote for this service was 8-9k.
Decided to get it done outside based on the recommendation of my friend's father who is into automobile parts business and is very knowledgable. Sakura filters
( which are also honda OEM
according to my research ) have been ordered since HASS will not provide OEM
filters without getting the cars serviced from them.Lubes will be bought locally from reputed manufacturers
in grades recommended in the manual. Spark plugs will also be bought locally of denso/bosch.
I have no idea about the service cost but it should be much lesser than HASS. Will get everything done in front of me.I just hope the mechanic I have been recommended is competent enough to do the entire service well.
If there is any problem it should be in changing the fuel filter ( which I have been told is complicated in this car ) or changing spark plugs ( which i dont expect to be a problem although ) . If anything seems wary after getting the service done will have a check-up at HASS.