Engine Oil Replacement / Top Up


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Hello, my query is about engine oil. I have a turbo charged Indigo. Last, I replaced engine oil in September and have done 1500 kms running since then. As of today, there is still lot of oil left. Should I replace it wholly or should just top up?

EDIT: - I am going for a 1000 kms drive later this month, and thereafter would be going for an overhaul [piston rings change] once I return. I put Valvoline 15w40, along with oil filter change which costs me Rs 1,500/- In other words, is it advisable to spend 1,500/- just for a 1000 kms drive?
 
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Re: Oil replacement / top up

No need to replace the Oil, since you have run only 1500 kms.. Check the quality of the oil, if it is sticky and blackish in color need to change it. (check when engine is cool)
 
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Re: Oil replacement / top up

No need to replace the Oil, since you have run only 1500 kms.. Check the quality of the oil, if it is sticky and blackish in color need to change it. (check when engine is cool)
Exactly!! If the oil still holds it's lubricating nature then no need to change it. If you have driven in too dusty regions in these 1500 kms then minute traces might be in oil also.

Also, as a practice always drain the old (burnt) oil when changing oil, a top-up is only when you need to get going and delaying the oil change for a few days.


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Re: Oil replacement / top up

No need to change the engine oil so early, there is remote chance to loss the lubrication in 1500 kms.Anyway check the viscosity as Varun advised to do.
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Okay. So the common consensus is not to change the oil wholly. After this trip, I am going for overhaul, so spending 1.5k for a 1000 kms would be an expensive affair.

Okay. So common consensus is not to change the oil. So I will check the viscosity and will just top up.
Anyways I am going for a Piston rings change after this 1000 kms trip, so changing oil for a 1000 kms would have been an expensive affair.
 
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No need of changing the oil as of now. Any ways you are going for engine rebuild (piston rings change) hence need to replace oil that time..
 
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