Posting after a loooooooooong time. salam to all vitz lover.
glad to c u r still on this forum.
My sonu is 2004 Automatic, 60,000 km driven. Alhamdulillah, going great.
Eversince i bought it, i was using ZIC A+ (5w30). but zic 5w30 is not available these days. so i filled with ZIC 10w40...but i am dissappointed. pick is lost. transmission jerks more prominent. engine a little bit noisy.
So have strictly decided to Deviate from ZIC.
After a lot of lot of Googling, i have short listed:
1: Caltex Havoline Formula
Pros: 10w30, nearest to owner manual specs
Cons: non-synthetic, API SL
2: Shell Helix Ultra
Pros: fully synthetic, API SM
Cons: 5w40, deviates from toyota recomendation
Also, a lot of ppl dont like Shell, somehow.
3: Total Quartz 9000
Pros and cons are same as Shell helix Ultra.
Kindly the Vitz Owner plz share their experience of any of the above mentioned Oils and help me make a rite decision....once forever.
P.S.: I would request u to share ur "PERSONAL" experience only coz that would be the most authentic than anything "Suni sunai".