Engine oil & filter change on my 22 12 months outdated Maruti 800 DX 5 velocity


I used to be frequently checking the oil high quality visually on dipstick, however that did not give the true image.

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Oil change 2022:

GG had not seen a lot use in previous 2 years, because it’s function has been restricted to that of a weekend drive. Throughout this lifetime of retirement, it had barely seen 2400km of working, in 1 12 months and seven months since final oil change.

The oil change was due in June 2021, however due to COVID 2nd wave, low working after which lack of time, I used to be suspending the oil change, despite the fact that I had procured 3 cans of Shell Helix Extremely 5w40 in July 2021. One essential cause was that the oil change is not that simple like say my XL6. In 800, I’ve to take out the entrance bumper to have the ability to cleanly do the job, or there ought to be a carry or pit entry to simply take the filter out.

I used to be frequently checking the oil high quality visually on dipstick, however that did not give the true image. By some means, the oil was turning thick, could also be as a consequence of age or lengthy intervals of being idle. After I drained the oil, the oil in sump had grow to be very thick, when in comparison with new oil. Lesson learnt, oil modifications are to not be delayed even when the working is negligible. I assume with low working, one must be much more proactive.

Some pics:

New oil and spare components:

Entrance wheel must be barely raised:

Drained glutinous oil:

Some latest clicks of GG:

Regards,

Shashi.

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