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  1. So I bought a new Civic hatch (2018) last week with just little over 100 Kms in the odometer. When I was driving it to home, I noticed that service reminder (wrench icon) is displayed in the dashboard. The console indicates that service is due by -86 dates now (this civic calculates service period by dates, not kms ). The dealer said it is normal to appear as the the car was idling in the sale since last September without proper driving. He recommended me to do a service done which he will pay for. I dont mind taking it to a quick service at Staf#### and do a regular maintenance to get the service reminder reset. But Im worried that it will replace the factory oil which helps the engine in the break in period. What should I do here? P.S. Do we have any "Break-In oils" available in the market to replace the factory oil?
  2. Rookantha

    ENGINE LUBRICANTS

    HI, Automotive lubricant oils What do you all think about unmet needs with related to lubricant oil industry (Engine oil − Gear oil − Grease − Hydraulic and transmission fluid) and any issues that has not been addressed by lubricant manufacturers and distributors. Consider brands like Caltex, Mobil, Laugfs, Servo, Hyrax, Toyota, Castrol) (This is for a market survey and pls share your valuable inputs) Thanks
  3. Jor-el

    Engine Oil Overfill

    Today morning when checking the engine oil level found out that the service center has over-filled the engine oil approximately 1cm above the "max" mark. Will this affect badly to the engine in the long run guys?
  4. Hello everybody, So suzuki wagon R manual recommends 0w20 but A*W said they only use either 5w30 or 10w30 stating that its what SMCJ recommends for Sri Lanka. There is lot buzz going around about this within wagon R owners groups and I would like an educated opinion on this. I am aware that one of the reason suzuki recommends 0w20 is to hit emission and fuel consumption standards. Does our tropical climate truely require higher viscosity oil. What are good and bad impacts of using 30 instead of 20.
  5. Niranjana Fernando

    Engine Oil for Honda Fit GE6

    What is the suitable engine oil for Honda Fit GE6 2010?
  6. Greetings gentleman, How do you dispose off the used engine oil after an oil change? When I do oil changes at home, I collect the burnt engine oil. I use them for lubricating odd stuff like the garage door or as a substitute for kerosene when burning garden waste. Now there's a lot of oil that I can't get rid by lubricating stuff and burning leaves. How do I get rid of it? My local mechanic says he gives away his oil when someone comes asking for oil for bicycle chain and stuff. But he refused to accept my oil. (I used to throw away the filter with garbage. Please suggest an environmentally friendly method to dispose the filters and oil)
  7. I recently bought a 2007 Nissan Navara with YD-25TDDi 2.5L Turbo Engine which also has a DPF ( Diesel Particulate Filter). When I did my 1st service I used Delo Gold engine oil in it with the following standards "API CH4/SL, CG-4, CF-4,CF,CD. Today when i was reading an article I saw that I must use an engine oil with CJ-4 Standard or else I will have problems with my DPF later on. I'm using Super Diesel on mine because in my User Manual, Nissan highly recommend a Diesel with low Sulphur and 50+ Cetane level. As I found out Normal Diesel is 46 Cetane and 0.5 Slphur where Super is 53 Cetane and 0.03 in Sulphur. Apparently The new API CJ-4 oils are made for high-performance diesel engines designed to meet 2007 on-highway exhaust emission standards. API CJ-4 oils exceed previous performance requirements and are specifically designed to protect emission control systems, help comply with emission standards, reduce engine wear, and control piston deposits and oil consumption. Does anyone knows a Diesel engine oil which meets the CJ-4 Standard in Sri Lanka?
  8. Suggest a good oil shop to buy valvoline engine oil.suggest me a store which gives good discount.in kandy dambulla matale
  9. Hi all, I just had my L200 double cab serviced at Un*t*d motors, hyde park at the mileage of 35000km. They had changed the engine oil and billed me for sae30(used for petrol engines) but when i checked the oil it was all black without even running.according to the service guy its black because the engine has run a few minutes. Do the engine oil get blackened just as the engine is run for a such a short time?? Or are the service guys cheating on oil? also they had changed the oil filter which is due to be changed at 40k, mistakenly,. And had thrown the old one to the dustbin so i had to pay for the new one
  10. Hello, I have Nissan March AK-12 (YOM 2007) and currently done 72k. Recently I have noticed when I start it (cold start) engine running with bit rough sound and after engine running few minutes that sound decreasing gradually. I suspect that due to the engine oil that it used and I have checked with the service agents. They used 20W-50 Castrol GTX oil which is not recommended for AK-12 as per the manual. Couple of days back I have taken my car to have the regular service and I asked them the issue I had and use a lower viscosity engine oil. This time they used 5W-30 Castrol GTX mineral oil for my engine. After service is done I travelled 500km ride and noticed the engine sound is bit increased than previous and when I accelerate it produce a sound coming from beat silencer. I visually checked under the bonnet and there were no any suspicious remark like oil leakage. I’m so worried about this and I’m clueless about this. Is this happened due to oil change or any other reason? Does it want to flush the engine before use different grade oil? Car engine model - CR12DE Recommended engine oil – 0W-20 Thanks, Buddika
  11. chamilka

    Toyota Passo Engine Oil Leak

    Hi, One of my friends is going to buy a Toyota Passo 2004, done 70,000km. While inspecting the car we found an oil leak underneath the engine (image attached). From my experience this should be engine oil. I want to know whether this is a known problem in Passo? is it a oil seal that couples engine and gearbox? thanks in advance.
  12. dushyanthap

    Toyota Aqua Recomended Engine Oil Type

    what is the Recommended Engine Oil Type for TOYOTA AQUA Hybrid? i have read Toyota Prius C Service Manual ,its Says Recommended oil viscosity:SAE 0W-20.so is it ok to use 0W-20 engine oil for toyota aqua?
  13. Wishing all Blog Post Readers a Happy and Safe Avurudu!!!! 2013 Updates and News (I am Back!!!!!!) To all my post readers thanks for your support and comments. I decided to restart posting after a busy 12 months of starting a business in Sri Lanka. What to expect in this years update:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::> Suzuki Swift Club Plans are in Motion and we had a super turn out at Independence Square Pictures of the Official Casual Suzuki Enthusiasts Meet Up 2013 organized By "Ultra Racing Sri Lanka" was very successful. Special thanks to "Autoyouth" for their photographic coverage. Continuous appreciation towards the "Autolanka" team as its no simple task to manage and run a forum with this many features and updates. Education Series Updates (Will be updated over the course of the upcoming holidays and will be completed in an estimated 8 weeks.) Part 4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4.0 Performance Wiper Blades and importance of clear vision. Product installed : Wilita Performance Aero Wiper. Windscreen Fluid Wilita Windscreen Fluid without Anti Freeze 4.1 Wiper Brands 4.2 How to Select Wiper Blades 4.3 What to look for in a Blade 4.4 Blade care and maintenance 4.5 Different Designs and Gimmicks 4.6 Coatings and Glass Cleaning Tips Part 5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Topics related to vehicle handling and chassis dynamics. 5.0 Products Installed : Ultra Racing Multi Point Chassis Tuning Products. 5.1 Planned Suspension Upgrades : Bilstein Shocks B14 5.2 Planned Brake Upgrades : Dixcel Rotors and Performance Pads Part 6-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6.0 Radiator Coolant 6.1 Brands 6.2 Selection 6.3 Dilution All you need to know about Radiator Coolants and Dilution Process Part 7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7.0 Selecting Brake Pads and Rotors Part 8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8.0 Drag Race Experience How to prepare for competition race events Safety Requirements Performance enhancement Tips Pending from last year (2012) : CAR AUDIO VIDEO SYSTEMS!!!! Speakers and Amps too!!!!! (Pending Coming This week) I have installed Pioneer Double Din Head Unit with Front Pair of Pioneer Components. Await full installation and review I will be discussing head units, amps, subs, tweaters , wires , reverse cameras all in detail over the coming weeks ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tire Purchasing Guide All about tires: Tire rim sizes, alloy wheels, air pressure, types of tires sports or comfort. General Review of Bridgestone Turanza and Potenza tires (Pending) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thread dedicated to Suzuki Swift Car Owners + All car enthusiasts Personal Note: Personal experience, passion for car care and detailing have helped in writing this thread. Inspiration and gratitude to the many contributors of this forum I salute you. I wish to do my part and share my knowledge with everyone who shares the passion for cars. Its unfortunate to live in an environment where the statement "Mai kath hondthai ai kath hondai" <> "this is good and that is good" based on opinions that are not backed by technical facts. My threads objective is to write to the best of my abilities what I have learnt from the many sources online and offline . They all have contributed and help form and build the opinions I share here. Enjoy :::: ) Contents Part 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Introduction Purchasing a Car Important Information about Car Variants and Origin of Vehicle Japanese Swift Export Model (Agent Vehicle) Swift 2011 USED :Domestic Model (Reconditioned Option) Swift 2004 -2010 ​More about CVT and 1.2XG Indian Swift ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Part 2-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.1 Personal Car Care 2.1.1 My ArmorAll Care Care Collection (Update 16th April 2012) Visit the link http://www.suzukiclu...ual_RS415_1.pdf]http://www.suzukiclu...ual_RS415_1.pdf http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6945222492/ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Part 3.1 CAR AUDIO VIDEO AND SOUND RELATED ENHANCEMENTS _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3.1.1 CAR HI FI INTRODUCTION Definitions (pending) Head Unit Single (1 DIN) Double (2 DIN) Amplifier Speakers Coaxial Component / Separates Subwoofers Wire Kits Sound Deadening / Sound Proofing Audio Processor Equalizer Bands FM Frequency Range Japan Range / Sri Lanka Range GPS Systems Reverse Camera Integration 3.1.2 CAR OEM SYSTEMS 3.1.3 CAR's Come with Premium Audio in 2012 Myths vs Facts 3.1.4 After Market Brands Commonly Known Brands Head Unit Brands Sony Pioneer JVC Clarion Blauphunkt Alpine Nakamichi General Speaker Brands DLS - Entry Level Infinity JBL JL Audio Boston Acoustic Rockford Fosgate Kicker Lightning Audio ..................List goes on and will be updated in coming weeks Dedicated Speaker Brands (Insane Performance Level Products) DLS - SWEDEN FOCAL AUDIO - USA RAINBOW - Germany OEM Bowers and Wilkins - Jaguar Premium Package Bang and Olufson -Design that is simply stunning. Comes with Audi Cars and Aston Martin. Finding its way into many products due to ICE amplifier concept. Bose OEM installed usually in a variety of cars. High to medium end to even Ferrari and Porsche. 3.1.5 The Basics of After Market Car Audio I hope to make this section a bit humorous and enjoyable to read. Option 1 is the standard most cost effective way to improve stock car audio. Option 2 is the full works approach to create the ultimate audio visual extravaganza for the neighborhood you live in. Option 1 Hassle Free (Cost Effective) Method STAGE 1 : CHANGE YOUR SPEAKERS STAGE 2 : Change your Head Unit STAGE 3 : Add A Powered Sub Option 2 Allot of wiring, extra costs, cutting and the use of dedicated amplifies and non active sub woofers STAGE 1 : Throw your Head unit and Buy A DVD MULTIMEDIA RECEIVER STAGE 2 : ADD a 4 Channel Amplifier. (Under Seat or in the Rear Storage compartment space) STAGE 3 : Get the System wired. Select Wire Kits, Special Fuse, Remove seats and tear ur car apart temporarily. Spend on interconnects and premium high gauge wiring too STAGE 4 : Now you need one or more Subwoofers. Decide monochannel amplifier, 2 channel bridge , 4 channel bridge and then be confused. STAGE 5: Once your system is operational an you have the watts to shake the neighbor hood you are the king of your area. STAGE 6 : WAIT FOR PEER APPROVAL AND BE THE ENVY OF ALL. (Jealousy + you are a show off branding for yourself) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Release Note 16/04/2012 Car Care Pic Uploaded "ArmorAll Collection" Updated Information on using Castrol Edge 5W-40 "Very Happy" 19/4/2012 Car Audio under part 3 initiated with icons and formatting for chapter details updated. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/04/2013 Updates to new content and parts of blog. Correction of minor spelling errors and update to brands in Car Care Range "Do give me feed back and improvement tips as I write" "Will be adding photos and illustrations as I complete my ultimate guide" Regards Abbas J
  14. DPF (Diesel Particulate Filters) What they are and how they work. Ok a bit of info about the DPF from Wikipedia... A diesel particulate filter (or DPF) is a device designed to remove diesel particulate matter or soot from the exhaust gas of a diesel engine. Wall-flow diesel particulate filters usually remove 85% or more of the soot, and under certain conditions can attain soot removal efficiencies of close to 100%. Some filters are single-use, intended for disposal and replacement once full of accumulated ash. Others are designed to burn off the accumulated particulate either passively through the use of a catalyst or by active means such as a fuel burner which heats the filter to soot combustion temperatures; engine programming to run when the filter is full in a manner that elevates exhaust temperature or produces high amounts of NOx to oxidize the accumulated ash, or through other methods. This is known as "filter regeneration". Cleaning is also required as part of periodic maintenance, and it must be done carefully to avoid damaging the filter. Failure of fuel injectors or turbochargers resulting in contamination of the filter with raw diesel or engine oil can also necessitate cleaning.[1] The regeneration process occurs at road speeds higher than can generally be attained on city streets; vehicles driven exclusively at low speeds in urban traffic can require periodic trips at higher speeds to clean out the DPF.[2] If the driver ignores the warning and waits too long to operate the vehicle above 40 miles per hour (64 km/h), the DPF may not regenerate properly, and continued operation past that point may spoil the DPF completely so it must be replaced. (End of Wikipedia) DPFs There are two main types of DPFs. One type which works only with EGTs or Exhaust gas temperatures and the other being the once which comes with a built in diesel injectors. To burn the soot particles inside the filter, DPF needs a temperature of around 600 degrees Celsius . An average diesel engine may produce about 350 degrees at normal working loads which is not sufficient. When a DPF re-gen is required the ECU will raise the EGT to around 600 depending by type of the DPF either spraying diesel at the exhaust stroke of the engine or if the DPF has a built-in injector then using that injector to burn more diesel just before the filter to get the required temperature. Still, only a diesel spray will not allow the ECU to get enough EGT at the DPF. That's where the load requirement comes in. This maybe different with the DPF's which comes with a built-in injector. For example ISUZU trucks uses this extra injector method so in most cases they can be regenerated while the car is stationary(These type of DPFs comes with a manual re-gen button too). If the blockage is too severe you might have to drive it at a high speed, but for DPF's which rely on EGTs only, needs to be driven with the required load until the Re-gen cycle is finished. Once these soot particles are burnt they become a white dust and get blown out from the exhaust. This is a lot less harmful for the environment than black soot particles. I would also like to point out that Audi and VW TDi engines uses an highly effective DPF system where the DPF is situated at the exhaust manifold itself so it's much easier for the ECU to increase EGTs using less fuel and more efficiently due to the higher temperatures which are already present for the Re-gen process. I don't know why other car makes do not use the same method. Probably due to a patent right with VW. Why do I get the DPF light on ? As the DPF filters soot particles from the exhaust, they tend to block the filter. How this is measured is via 2 pressure sensors built in to the DPF before the filter and after. The ECU always compare the two pressure readings. When the DPF is blocked, the pressure reading before the filter becomes higher and the reading after the filter becomes low creating a pressure difference. Once this difference go beyond a pre-specified value, the ECU decides it's time to Re-generate or clean the filter. However this is not the only way the ECU decides to make a re-gen. Some ECU's are made in a way that it monitors your driving habits. For example if you have not driven your vehicle in a speed more than 70km/h for more 20-40mins with-in last 300-400Kms, the ECU will decide to start a Re-gen cycle regardless of the pressure readings. ECU will also take the readings from the 2 oxygen sensors before and after the DPF to get an accurate reading of what's happening inside the DPF. So if the DPF is blocked or the ECU assumes that it could be blocked, That's when you get the DPF light on your dash. What Happens after the DPF light comes on? The DPF light indicates that either your ECU is currently running a DPF re-gen cycle or your DPF could be blocked due to above mentioned reasons so the ECU tries to run a Re-gen cycle as soon as possible. Once the DPF light pops up, depending on the manufacturer and model, you have given a certain amount of Kms to get it cleared by getting your DPF cleaned. For example for a Nissan Navara D40 you get about 160kms limit. If you don't take the necessary steps to get your DPF cleaned by starting a Re-Gen cycle, your vehicle will go to a stage called the LIMP MODE. A diesel car will go to limp mode for many reasons or faults. DPF block or a fault is just one of them. This is a safety measure taken by the ECU to avoid further damage to the components of your vehicle due to the fault. What Happens in Limp mode? The ECU will cut down power and stop the RPM rising above specific number. Ideally Limp mode is there so that you can drive your car slowly with minimum load to the engine taking it to a mechanic and get your problem sorted out. Driving long distances in Limp mode can cause serious damage to your engine as well as making things worst with the problem you had to go in to limp mode at the first place. So in case your vehicle goes in to limp mode due to a DPF block, take it to a mechanic as soon as possible. They will do a manual regeneration and clean the DPF. If your filter has been damaged or blocked beyond repair you will have to replace it. How do I avoid limp mode due to a DPF blockage ? Once you get the DPF light on the dash, you need to act as soon as possible to help the ECU to run a DPF re-gen cycle. The way to do this can depend on the type of DPF you have. If you have a switch to turn on the DPF Re-generation, follow the instructions in the user manual and do so. If the requirement is to drive the vehicle at a high speed for 20-40mins then this should be done as soon as possible. If the DPF is not taken care of it could get damaged, they are very expensive to replace. What's the relationship between DPF and Engine Oil? Car manufacturers recommend that you have to use an engine oil which is specially formulated for the use in cars with DPF's. This type of oil is known as API-CJ4 specification or Low-Ash Oil. The reason behind this is that when the DPF-regen cycle is running, as I mentioned before, the ECU will get the injectors to dump fuel into the cylinders while the engine is on exhaust stroke to get the EGT's up, but as a side effect, some of these unburned diesel ends up going passing the oil rings and mixing with engine oil. Also modern diesel engines are equipped with an EGR or exhaust gas re-circulation What this does is to get some of those exhaust gas back in to the inlet of the engine to control the cylinder combustion temperatures. This is purely to keep the NOx level down because high temperatures produce more NOx. So when the DPF Re-gen cycle is running, all that soot particles and unburnt diesel is going right back into the engine contaminating engine oil. Also we all know that every engine burns a small amounts of oil while its operation, so the engine oils which were not made up to CJ-4 standard may contain additives which becomes soot after burning but will not fully burn at the DPF at 600 Degrees. This may block the DPF permanently and the Re-gen will not be able to clean it thus clogging up the DPF. Unfortunately I was unable to find a DPF compatible engine oil in SL so i ended up using CL-4 Standard oil which is the one before CJ-4 (M*bil De1v*c MX). . That's why the DPF compatible engine oil is very important. Otherwise as soon as the oil gets contaminated passing a level it loses its lubricating properties and also it becomes thinner in viscosity so the engine will wear out at a considerable rate. How do I avoid damage to my DPF and the engine? Few steps, Use good quality diesel (Low in sulphur and low carbon - Less soot - Happy DPF ) Super Diesel in SL Read the label at the back of engine oil container and Use a high quality engine oil. Just because it's a big brand does not mean it's up to the standard. (CJ-4 recommended but if you can't find it at least use a high quality brand with a higher rating as much as possible, do not use CG-4 spec as it contains additives which are a lot harmful for your DPF) Try to avoid too many short trips, if this is not possible.. at least do a long drive for 20- 40mins at a higher speed every few 100 kms. Change oil at regular intervals. Advantages of DPFs Very low carbon emissions compared to diesel vehicles with no DPF as some DPFs are nearly 100% efficient in removing soot particles. Disadvantages of DPFs Poor fuel economy when compared with a no DPF model of the same engine. Less power when compared with a no DPF model of the same engine. High maintenance costs. inability to drive short distances continuously. I hope this gives you an idea about how DPF's work.. and hopefully with better understanding and better maintenance will save you some avoidable repair costs. Thanks.
  15. Hi guys.. Does anyone know where to buy the proper oil for hybrid vehicles.. I mean the manufacturer specified 0W-20 & not the 0W-30 that Stafford & Toyota try to sell to u claiming it's recommended for the hybrids.. Thanks, Yusuf
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