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      Question Engine oil for Ford Endeavour 2.5L?

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      This is my first post in the forum though I am a daily reader of this wonderful forum. I need some help from Ford Endy owners here. I own a 2006 model 2.5L 4x4 Endy. I give my vehicle to a known mechanic for service, who does a great job for fair amount. I would like to know the best Semi-synthetic oil for my vehicle. The owners manual recommends 5w-30(For almost all Ford diesel cars in india). Same time they suggest to opt for the best viscosity grade as per the operational temperature. Its very difficult to get 5W-30 oil here in bangalore. Though 5w can handle -20C, we never gonna use it. And '30' is suitable for ~40C which is marginal temperature for my use, Bangalore <--> Salem <--> Cochin. So shall I go for 10w40 engine oil? And Ford suggests API-CD but its obsolete standard now. Any recommendation? And any good place to go and buy Ford original spares and oils?

      Note:- I know VST motors is the official supplier for Ford in bangalore. But they don't stock Oils and don't have any Endy spare parts in stock. If we order, in 1 week they will deliver(They said so)

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      Quote Originally Posted by hadhi631 View Post
      And '30' is suitable for ~40C which is marginal temperature for my use, Bangalore <--> Salem <--> Cochin. So shall I go for 10w40 engine oil?
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      You can use any DIESEL SPECIFIC 5w40 oil. 30 grade is not suitable for Indian drive cycle.

      You can pick up any CH4 onward oil - way over your specs. Try Shell Rimula R4 or Helix diesel HX5 (I prefer the Rimula) Both are CI4

      Please go thru this thread and continue the discussion there Diesel Engine Oils available in India and their life. - Page 28
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      Thanks very much kb100. I am planning to go for Shell Helix diesel HX7 10w-40 semi synthetic oil. If there is no much price difference, will go for above mentioned synthetic oils.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hadhi631 View Post
      Thanks very much kb100. I am planning to go for Shell Helix diesel HX7 10w-40 semi synthetic oil. If there is no much price difference, will go for above mentioned synthetic oils.
      Please do let us know if you manage to source Diesel HX7 ... lots of us have searched for it and failed! If you dont get that try for the Rimula R4 or the Diesel HX5 - in that order.

      Pls make sure you are picking it up directly form the distributor/company pump - with VAT bill. Too many fakes in the marketplace!
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      Hi kb100,
      I checked with near by Shell Fuel station(Its an interior place in Bangalore) and for my surprise HX7 is there. So below are the available options there. Please suggest the best one and I can stick to that for ever. I went through the discussion on this forum and me too plan to keep the oil change interval as 5000(Without Oil filter) and 10000 with oil filter.

      01) Shell Helix HX-7 10w-40
      API SN/CF, ACEA A3/B4
      Rs 1395/- for 3L
      02) Shell Rimula R4 15w-40
      CI-4 Plus
      1745/- for 5L
      03) Shell Helix HX-5 14w-40
      API-CH4
      1264/- for 4L

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      Quote Originally Posted by hadhi631 View Post
      I checked with near by Shell Fuel station(Its an interior place in Bangalore) and for my surprise HX7 is there.

      From the list you have made, I'd pick up Rimula R4.

      HX series comes in both Petrol and Diesel versions. You need to get the DIESEL version - which is rare. (it will stay DIESEL on the can)

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      In that case, I think thats different. It says, can be used for "Petrol, Diesel etc". So a general kind. Then I'll stick with Rimula R4. Thanks for your help..

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