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tiv last won the day on March 31

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About tiv

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    Drunk Ol' Mechanophiliac

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    DIY, Off roading, racing ,photography. anything to do with automobiles...
    Building old Diesel engines,

My Vehicle Details

  • Vehicle Make
    Mitsubishi/ Suzuki/Toyota
  • Vehicle Model
    Montero/MSport /Vitara/Vitz
  • Engine Type
    3.2 DiD / 2.5 DiD / K10-T / 1KR
  • Cosmetic Mods
    Too old for that
  • Future Plans
    Nah, getting old settled down. Downsizing
  • General Comments
    Automotive hobbies, keeping you broke for decades

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  1. So the Vitara manual says the first oil change to be done at 10000km, even under harsh conditions, 

    first ever encounter at 2500km just an inspection. 
    the importers famous warranty jockeys say to do a full oil change at 3500km 


    well the mechanic inside me and experience says to go for a 1000km change at the agents

    and switch to 5w-30 Castrol all synthetic

    most swifts imported by a similar warranty mandated a 1000km oil change, 

    what do I follow? I just can’t make up my mind to run 10000km on the stock oil, nor even 3500km,

    1. alpha17


      What about 5000km? Seems like the sweetspot:D

    2. iRage


      well...do what would put your mind at ease....is there really a negative impact on doing an extra service ? (apart from killing the planet by wasting an extra few liters of oil and burning your wallet ?...you can consider the wallet burn to be insurance against premature vehicle failure...)

    3. tiv


      yea so I spoke to A*W, they recommended an inspection, oil change to be decided after considering the quality of oil, seems not mandatory, hmmm

      anyways its nearing in to 1000km, so might as well go ahead and do the oil change!

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