Another service is due today. A 120k KM interval service which includes ATF oil change.
For this time around, I will be changing the engine oil brand from Total to AMSOIL. The reason being is I have been spoiled by the performance of Total Quartz 9000 5W50 from the previous service. Unfortunately, the oil rating is too great for my little engine hence I need to find alternative which must be a 100% synthetics oil from PAO base stock.
Other than that, I’m looking for an engine oil rating which is almost like the original recommended rating, 10W40. As the result, AMSOIL 10W40; the characteristics of this oil is between Total Quartz 9000 5W40 and 5W50. Almost equivalent to Total Quartz 7000 10W40 but with PAO base stock and no friction modifier.
- AMSOIL 10W40 – RM220
- Esso AL4 ATF – RM176
- Oil Filter – RM24
- Labour Charge – RM50
Fortunately, I spread most of wear and tear parts across the service schedule to prevent a big dent in my wallet when its due. Things that were excluded from this service interval
- Fuel Filter – replaced on last service
- Air Filter – changed to K&N drop-in filter
- Spark Plugs – changed to Volker Iridium plugs
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