Guys I have a 7.5 years /31000 kms run city ZX
The car is in showroom condition ( in my opinion atleast )
Here is the link to the ownership review of the car- Honda City ZX Long Term Ownership Review
The car is used by my dad and we don't intend to sell it since It has been immaculately maintained and is running very well
Now my question ?
The car has been receiving yearly servicing/oil change after its warranty expired. Considering the low usage divided by the number of years I can assume that the engine oil
has been changed every 5000km/1year.The car has been serviced only at HASS and always fed mineral oil.
The car will soon be going for its oil change and I want to pamper the engine a little.I was thinking of adding synthetic oil after flushing.
What do you guys recommend Is it worth spending extra 3k or It will be better utilizing the money on something else like upgrading speakers etc.
The reasons I am considering using a flush & synthetic oil is that the car is 7.5 yrs old and is used sparingly.Which accounts to slightly severe conditions acc. to me.
I intend to restore the lost power/compression and make the engine as close to new as possible.
Now the doubts -
1 Where will I get an original oil filter ? Should I get it from ASS
only .I intend to purchase the oil & filter and get them changed from FNG.
2 Can flushing do any harm in a 31k /7.5 year old engine ?
3 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 ?
4 I am avoiding castrol edge although it is the easiest available since I have heard many spurious castrol are available ? Am I right ?
5 I will try to get mobil 1 since it is the most preferred synthetic oil ? But which oil should I get 0W40 or 5W50. These are the only oil spec avilable according to their site.
6 I am getting synthetic oil at roughly rs 1000 per litre. I have read people getting oil at much cheaper and different rates. Where to source it from to get better rates
7 Also the car requires only 3.1 litre while only 4 litre packs are available .What do the guys who use synthetic oil do ?
These are the questions that spring to my mind right now. Guys please help me out.