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    Default Shell Ultra (fully synthetic) in VXLi -any issues?

    Since Shell Advance Plus (blue) is not available these days, can i switch to Shell Ultra for Cultus VXLi (petrol only)? any known/ expected issues associated with the switchover from semi synthetic to fully synthetic engine oil?

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    should not have any issues.
    how much is it retailing for these days? do consider zic XQ. tried and tested
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    no issues at al
    i have recently converted from yello shell helix to ZIC XQ....EXCELLENT...and drove here to quetta just after a week. no problems at all

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    Shell Ultra @ Rs2,800

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    How much does XQ cost?

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    if ur company is paying for it.
    go for mobil 1
    if ur paying from ur own pocket zic xq will take u 10,000kms for sure
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    company's cost still i was more inclined towards Ultra, is it supposed to be better amongst XQ and Mobil 1?

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    mobil 1 is number 1 no comparison with shell or zic
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    Where is mobil 1 retailed? Which gas stations generally?

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    no issue switching from semi sync to full synthetic.

    no issue switching from semi sync to mineral.

    issues yes - when switching from full syn to full mineral
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    u wont find mobile1 at any gas station i suppose...at least ive never seen it being sold at a gas station....costs about 3300 for a 4 litre dabba...the thing is...its THE BEST...why? simple answer is....its used in most super cars and in formula 1...so if ferrari and porche owners want it in their vehicles...its GOT to be the best.
    Issues? no there are no issues at all...rather u will find ur rides consumption and sound to be much better after the second oil change on mobile1. Im myself a user of mobil1 and in peshawar it can be found at choudhary autos in saddar...any isb member is welcome to tell where it can be found in isb.

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    why would you use such expensive oils on this car? low stress engines can be run on cheaper/mineral oils since they will have alot of start stop driving which will mean more frequent oil changes.

    wether it be mineral or synthetic your oil will contain contaminants of which some will and some will not get through the filter so there is no point spending more on fully synthetic oils. i used to use plain TMO (toyota motor oil) in my vitz which i found to be good enough.

    but if you really want to use a high-end oil, there is no damage or disadvantage except to your wallet. It's just s personal prefference of mineto get more regular oil changes in Dusty environments so the engine can be flushed clean more often which shoudl lead to less wear from contaminants.
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    u can find mobil 1 at shops retailing spares for benz or beemers. or at shahnawaz or deewan motors probably as they deal in bmw's.
    and i guess zic XQ costs 2250 for 4 ltr pack.
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    What about the Shell oil thats packed in a yellow box (I forgot the name!)? I think its for 1150 rs (4L) and its 10W40 SG. Its mineral oil and great (Y)
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    @storm: valid point more frequent change more flushing! But I would still be changing as frequently as I change the current semi synthetic @ each 5k! The question is what marginal relief it provides to the engine besides extended mileage? If at all its a better lubricant, I would go for it despite a cost disadvantage!

    @hash4u/stingray: thanks, I think Metro 'd ve it too!

    @h.genius: new yellow can is HX5 and its good but the car is already on grey semi synthetic which is now replaced with HX7 n is currently N/A in mkt!

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    ^
    I dont think its HX5...I just got it in my car today, it was I think Shell Super or Shell Premium or something...
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    the yellow can is good for small 1000cc cars mate or for frequent drain! the low end oils of shells are pathetic
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    So you're saying its not for my 03 Vti...?
    Its 10W40 SG/CL (or SG/CF) which is as per Honda recommendations...
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    ^^ Atleast use the blue(semi synthetic) oil in ur honda buddy .....not below that!
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    yesterday i bought Shell helix ultra for my Cultus vxr 07
    was using helix plus(blue one)
    my knowledge about oils is almost nill can anybody please guide me about semi-synthetic, fully synthetic and mineral
    what does these terms actually mean and is it a good dicision to use shell ultra in cultus.

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