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Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00
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anyone recomend good quality deisel engine oil for 3ltr DTI patrol current model
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Reply By: Slunnie - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00
Ooh, thats a subjective one! Every man and his dog likes a different oil. I have a 2.5Td5 and the service dept uses Mobil 1. I'm a believer in fully synthetic oil (after run-in), though some say it increases suseptability to oil leaks. Mine hasn't leaked oil before, but I would prefer oil leaks to engine wear. Check the oil grade required. I used to use Castrol GTX, but I thought this was only good for about 5500km's, Shell Helix (blue) I thought was good for about 7000km, but I believe in using what I think is the best also (Mobil 1)
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Follow Up By: Paul - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, May 13, 2002 at 00:00
I heard from a mechanic who really believes in Red Line oils and additives that the advertisements for Mobil 1 that claimed it to be synthetic were forced to be withdrawn because i was only 3% (three%) synthetic.
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Reply By: Bill Church - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00
Stuart, I use Lubrimaxx Diesel Light. I buy it in a 20 litre drum for about $60.00. I change it at 10k, half the recommended service interval, and find it great value at about $23 per change rather than about $75 or so... Bill
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Reply By: BA - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00
I have been through this one. The recommended oild if Castrol Magnatec, or as a second option GTX 3. It might cost a bit, but Super Cheap sell it and it does come on special every now a them.
I would assume it is still under warranty stick with the recommended oil. Going cheap could cost in the long run. Remember you have and alloy head.
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Reply By: Mark - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00
Stuart,

Because of the high sulphur content in diesel fuel in Oz, you should choose an oil that meets
API CH-4 specifications. CH-4 was introduced in 1998 for use with diesel fuels with high sulphur content. Also look out for the new API CI-4 category oils that are being released at the end of this year, this category was developed for diesel engines that use EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and is believed to superior to any existing categorys including CH-4.
Cheers
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Reply By: stewart - Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2002 at 00:00
stuart, I have owned a nissan 2.8 td since 1995 and have used a variety of oils. I have found Penrite has given me a satisfactory performance. i.e. not smoky after 4000k's, bearing in mindI do an oil change after 5000klms. for the last two years I have been using Valvoline SAE 15/40 and adding 250 mls of SFR oil additive. I am now a great believer of using the cheaper oils and putting a quality additive with it for maximum benefit, considering we are changing our oils every 5000 klms. Note: I am not a distributor of SFR or have anything to do with their company. If you are interested in finding out more about this product I can put you in touch with my supplier.
Please answer within the next 24 hours as I will be on my next 10,000klm trip about. S
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Reply By: Guy North - Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Apr 25, 2002 at 00:00
Stuart
If you running a turbo diesel you must use CH$ or better. (American Standard for detergents
inside the oil).
The fkuidity, viscosity is not that important. between 15 to 40 is OK in SAE.
The reason for CH4 is because your turbo spins in it at 700 RPm of faster in this oil.
Guy
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Reply By: anthony - Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
Am I the only person using Castrol RX Super. I always thought that good quality oils were a must for diesel engines.
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Reply By: Richard - Monday, Jun 10, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 10, 2002 at 00:00
Stuart, I switched to Castrol Turbomax. This oil is recommended for high performance turbos and exceeds Australian and European standards. Since they had been using the 3ltr in Europe a couple of years before coming to Oz, and I get in the 25ltr drum and do the changes myself
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Reply By: Richard - Monday, Jun 10, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 10, 2002 at 00:00
Stuart, I switched to Castrol Turbomax. This oil is recommended for high performance turbos and exceeds Australian and European standards. Since they had been using the 3ltr in Europe a couple of years before coming to Oz, and I get in the 25ltr drum and do the changes myself
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Reply By: Kezza - Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00
Hasnt anybody heard of Penrite?
Got to be the best stuff Ive ever used. For engine diffs and gearboxes.
kezza
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