05-19-2008, 07:42 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Now I use PETRON Extra Unleaded (93 octane), before I'm using SHELL Super Premium/
Unleaded (93 Octane). I use PETRON because here in my place it's cheaper by a few
cents & they are often a day delay in increasing their prices. But our specs simply
says use Unleaded gas which is not harmful to environment. As consumers we tend to
choose cheaper fuels & judge the appearance of their gasoline stations. For me I choose
Shell because I'm attracted to the color & style of their station. It looks clean & new.
Caltex stations here in our place looks old & dirty so I rarely filled gas there.
For engine oil, I recently shifted to CASTROL MAGNATEC (10W-40), before I used
Shell Helix Super (20W-50), Havoline (20W-50) & FUCHS TITAN (20W-50).
If you can afford a much expensive fully synthetic multi grade oil like Shell Helix Ultra,
Mobil 1 or ULTRON RACE / RALLYE the better performance it will offer.
Eventually you still need to change oil every 3,000 miles or abt. 4,800km. It doesn't
mean using expensive oils mean a longer change oil interval. In my opinion, Castrol
Magnatec is halfway between cheaper & expensive oils. It's partly synthetic but I'm
after the viscosity range since I feel that 20W-50 is a bit thicker for our Zukis & it
tends to consume more fuel I guess ??? I also observed that the engine temp. tends
to be low. Our engines should reach their optimum temp as soon as possible for better
performace & better fuel efficiency. But If you're complaining about oil leaks or constant
oil loss, use the thicker one (20W-50), it surely helps.
For more information on oils you can read our old thread entitled "What oil do you use
for your zuki babies?" or just use the search option & type engine oil.
DRIVE SAFELY & BE COOL !!!
Last edited by BRUCE LI; 05-19-2008 at 07:54 PM.