Originally Posted by amiti
Ilango, can I go ahead with Mobil1 5w50 fully synthetic oil?
What do meant by allergic? Is there a down side of using synthetic oil? Also what would be the effect on mileage? Will it increase or decrease?
Well to tell you amiti of my personal experience, the following oils i have used in my ritz d
1 ) Maruti genuine ~ 900 Rs for 3.1 L
2) Mobil1 5w50 ~ 2400 for 3.1 L
3) Mobil Delvac Mx - This is the recent which i had put 2 days back ~900 for 3.1 L
All of them are same, I didn't quite really felt any changes(i have been driving on national roads since the age of 17 and I am 32 now. Not a newbie in sensing what my car's telling me) and don't expect a phenomenal change after you refill engine oil and that your car will be vibration free , super smooth or super rich,great FE or something like that. It's just a placebo IMO
Synthetic's will require longer idling to bring them up-to a standard operating temperature.
Only + point in using synthetic is they don't loose viscosity at a rate which the standard mineral oil's loose. So change interval increases to 10k kms. In minerals's it close to 5-6k kms. Even if we go by minerals and change it twice on next 5k kms it will still be less than what you pay for 10k kms.
I have decided to stick on the Maruti Genuine oil, no tantrums just be present during an oil change to supervise everything to check if they are putting the right quantity.
Just adapt sedate driving styles if you love your car, it will stand by you for longer. Trust me, this is an old school way but works!. When I sold my esteem 3 years back (it was 6 years old) the true valve guy said "Sir gadi ka engine abhi bhi waisa he awaj kar raha hai new jaisa"