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    Quality of engine oil can be cheked by seeing the dipstick regularly.
    If you are riding a 150cc sane. Your Mineral oil should start to look darker brown after 1000 kms and very dark after around 2000 kms.. it still has life left and can be used till 3000 kms.
    If the oil turns pitch black within 500-600km, its a poor quality oil.

    Multiply every reading by 2 to get FS oil figures. 2000, 4000, 6000 respectively.

    I once used a castrol power 1 ss oil. Within 500 kms the oil was pitch dark and engine rough. It was a very recent batch of oil and was having a brand new world cup and sachin's image. The packing was tamper proof.. but still the oil lasted not more than a 500 kms. The oil was genuinely poor quality! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by muztariq View Post
    Quality of engine oil can be cheked by seeing the dipstick regularly.
    If you are riding a 150cc sane. Your Mineral oil should start to look darker brown after 1000 kms and very dark after around 2000 kms.. it still has life left and can be used till 3000 kms.
    If the oil turns pitch black within 500-600km, its a poor quality oil.

    Multiply every reading by 2 to get FS oil figures. 2000, 4000, 6000 respectively.

    I once used a castrol power 1 ss oil. Within 500 kms the oil was pitch dark and engine rough. It was a very recent batch of oil and was having a brand new world cup and sachin's image. The packing was tamper proof.. but still the oil lasted not more than a 500 kms. The oil was genuinely poor quality! :-)
    hey bro that sounds reasonable, i will check tomorrow itself for the oil color,

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    best option to escape from the authorized service centers is to totally avoid them

    they employ bunch of useless fellows

    if u avoid them you can avoid the fake products

    they also ruin the bike by not servicing the bike properly

    my fz16 service in my home town is a real comedy...that idiot mechanic forgot to clean sparkplug and airfilter they dont know even to use jobcard

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    Quote Originally Posted by muztariq View Post
    Your Mineral oil should start to look darker brown after 1000 kms and very dark after around 2000 kms..
    i have also observed that on my 125cc. But one doubt, have heard (believed too) that good oil will clean engine and catch unwanted things better and turn dark(er) sooner.
    Have used valvoline champ, it starts turning dark only after 1.5k kms. Though oil's performance was very good.
    Have used shell vsx (now known as ax7) it turned almost black after 500kms. This oil also performed very good.
    Have used oem Honda 20w40 oil. It starts tuning dark after 500km and bike asks me to change oil after 1.2k kms and oil is not black but brownish.
    And once power1 caused my tappets to be heard in just 500kms or so. I think it was fake oil.

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    i ve heard svc ,in my town, using the first service poured engine oil in other bikes after filtering it....

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    This news is really worth sitting up and taking notice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by art View Post
    i ve heard svc ,in my town, using the first service poured engine oil in other bikes after filtering it....
    that's bad. Always stay with your bike and make sure they use new sealed can of engine oil.

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    This is one reason i avoid SC as much as possible - and i never go for castrol too - its the most counterfeited oil on the market - like other posters i too would urge people to not let the SC change oil - better to get it changed outside if they dont allow you to watch them change it in front of you .
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    i have seen these shoddy practices in one bajaj where they used to drain out oil from one bike and pour that into other
    and the question remains why do i race?
    every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

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    (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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