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    Default guidance required after Alto VXR engine repair

    My alto VXR 2005 (145000 KM driven) having issue of throwing water from reservoir due to head gasket problem. Engine was in very good running condition and not reducing any oil. I have repaired and and mechanic also changed the rings, valve seals, timing belt, bearings, water-pump, oil pump repaired, some clutch related parts etc to avoid and further problem. it cost me about 18.5k .(5500 labor remaining for good quality parts).

    Now i have few question
    1. how many Kms are required for break inn (running) and how to drive the car during this period.(till now about 150 km completed all on CNG sometimes with 2 person and always AC on)
    2. I'm using Zic Hiflo 20W50 from day 1st. Should i continue using this or switch to 10W40.
    3. When to change the oil?


    I haven't seen the engine myself but according to machine it was in very good condition even after this much mileage. I always change oil after 3500km and also used lequi moly ceratec in it. there was no sign of rust as well because i always use caltax coolant.

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    if you have already done 150 on Cng ,WHAT OTher precautions do u need

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    Quote Originally Posted by mewithwishes View Post
    if you have already done 150 on Cng ,WHAT OTher precautions do u need
    sorry i didn't get ur point

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    Experts please reply....

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    Seems like no one willing to reply:-(

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    bump......

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    Xulfiqar bro please advise

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    1. Running should be done on petrol without AC.
    2. 20w50 is perfect.
    3. first oil change at 600 km max.

    BTW before overhaul you were changing oil very late. It should be 2500 km maximum.
    Otherwise it will become like this
    guidance required  after Alto VXR engine repair -1244546
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    Do running on petrol with minimum load possible. Avoid AC in slow moving traffic.

    If only water from reservoir was the issue then your mechanic has successfully dupped you by changing ao many useless things and charging a hefty 5.5ks is for it! itnay meto pura engine down ho k complete overhaul hojata ha bhai? Apne sirf head k he itnay dy dye?

    Ask mechanic when to change oil, I think it should be 500mark or so.
    Plz stay away from zic... It's a pathetic engine oil. Turns into water on high speed, no lubrication effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqar19 View Post
    1. Running should be done on petrol without AC.
    2. 20w50 is perfect.
    3. first oil change at 600 km max.

    BTW before overhaul you were changing oil very late. It should be 2500 km maximum.
    Otherwise it will become like this
    guidance required  after Alto VXR engine repair -1244546
    Thanx for your reply bro,
    Just for sake of can you please elaborate why CNG should not be used during break inn period? My mechanic suggest to change the oil after 1500 km. I think i should keep an eye on its condition and act accordingly.
    yes i change the oil after 3500 but it was used to like that. i'm using Zic hiflo whch API SM and i think it can easily complete 3500km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Automotorsport_Lover View Post
    Do running on petrol with minimum load possible. Avoid AC in slow moving traffic.

    If only water from reservoir was the issue then your mechanic has successfully dupped you by changing ao many useless things and charging a hefty 5.5ks is for it! itnay meto pura engine down ho k complete overhaul hojata ha bhai? Apne sirf head k he itnay dy dye?

    Ask mechanic when to change oil, I think it should be 500mark or so.
    Plz stay away from zic... It's a pathetic engine oil. Turns into water on high speed, no lubrication effect.

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    i dont know about labor charges for this in market but i have bills with me for parts. BTW i'm satisfied with ZIc and i always buy from their service center.

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    Default Guidance needed for cultus engine overhaul

    I have just overhauled the engine of cultus vxl 2001. My mechanic told me to keep the acceleration steady. My fuel pump and carborator needs some work so my car is running in cng for the past 4 days. I asked him if I can turn on a.c. he said it's ok to use a.c. as long as you are not pressing the accelerator hard.

    Is it ok to use a.c. after overhaul. Guidance needed for dos and donts after engine overhaul

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    Red face

    when the car was at workshop and every thing was dismantled the carb shall be reworked from carb shop & new fuel pump replaced.

    now let me guess, the car is running over tap water in cooling system without thermostat & fans are running direct... i wish i'm wrong.

    which city you are located please

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