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    Default Problem with the vitz motor oil

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    I drive a 2010 Vitz and have until now have had it's service done by the Toyota service center. My problem is that the motor oil they used to add in my car was Petro Plus or some thing like that with the grade of 10W 30. My problem is that this time I decided that instead of using the Toyota service center i should use the Shell oil center when i went there I saw that shell does not have 10w 30 grade oil so they added 5w 30 grade oil as well as some transmission oil in my car (due to it being extremely low) the car has now started feeling heavy, should i get the engine oil and transmission oil changed. please note when i came home and checked the user manual online for the Vitz it also said that the grade should be 5W 30, so i'm now feeling a bit confused and concerned for my car and whether i should change it out. For those in Karachi the oil change was at the shell pump next to Askari 4 opposite Millennium mall.
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    Change cvt oil ,I hope he hasn't poured atf oil into Ur cvt tranny

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    Your CVT is on verge of disaster, replenish it with toyota CVT-TC oil ASAP, get new gaskit for transmission sump.
    5w-30 by shell is not the culprit here.

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    Next time avoid petro plus as it not catalyst friendly

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    I want to change from mineral oil (20W50) to Synthetic (5W-40 or 10W- 40) is it safe to switch? my car odo reading is 120K and Karachi temperature can go upto 46C in summer. Can anyone suggest some oil based on these factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkbladex View Post
    I want to change from mineral oil (20W50) to Synthetic (5W-40 or 10W- 40) is it safe to switch? my car odo reading is 120K and Karachi temperature can go upto 46C in summer. Can anyone suggest some oil based on these factors.

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    yes you can shift. shouldn't be an issue. just keep first oil change interval as 2.5K KM with new oil. and afterwards 5k KM with synthetic oil and new filter every time.

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    Thanks guys it was the Transmission fluid. I changed the fluid with genuin Toyota Indus CVT fluid and the car has been running perfectly ever since. Did cost me 6500 including tax and service cost, that was the most i had ever spent on a transmission oil change, but oh well you live and learn

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