Engine oil dilemma

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  1. saurabh1e

    saurabh1e New Member

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    My Maruti Eeco has clocked 20k kms and its time for an oil change.
    Company recommends 5w30 api SG+ or SL or SH oil.
    The Choices i have are:
    Castrol Magnatec 10w40 api SG+
    Castrol GTX Modern engine 5w30 Api sm
    Castrol Edge 0w40 api sn
    which is the best and reasonable choice.
    Daily traveling is 120Kms on CNG.
     
  2. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    Gas engine oils are different to petrol am sure you don't need 10w40 grades onn that

    what you company recommends is 5w30 you can go 5w40 an extra 10 always help
    are you going to use Fully synthetic?
    I am sure if car has travelled less than 100k you can always use full synthetic.

    am using 10w50 Semi Synthetic in my car ( Petrol engine turbo charged)
     
  3. saurabh1e

    saurabh1e New Member

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    I was thinking of getting a semi synth oil but none of them were 5w30. And also api grade was also confusing me.
    how is Castrol gtx modern engine oil compared to magnatec.
     
  4. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    Castrol GTX and Magantec is pretty much similar
    They say magnatec is fully synthetic , but not quiet sure on that. Magnatec helps protecting engine since your car is LPG you anyways run it higher kms

    if you find magnatec cheap get that or just stick to GTX,wouldn't make much difference :)
     
  5. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    nope, magnatec is not fully synthetic, however it is superior in terms of lubrication properties, if memory serves me right castrol has a grade of engine oil for use with natural gas powered engines which having relatively low ash content by the name of castrol tection gas, i do not know if its available here, but apart from that MAK offers a line of lubricants for cng powered vehicles
     
  6. saurabh1e

    saurabh1e New Member

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    ^^
    My car is cng.
    will try to find magnatec with 5w30. or else will stick with Castrol gtx modern engine
     
  7. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    do that, that or GTX SG+, either will do, magnatec is a semi, so it will offer superior protection
     
  8. saurabh1e

    saurabh1e New Member

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    Means no to gtx modern engine sm and instead i should take gtx sg+
     

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