Oil in My Jackaroo

Submitted: Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 18:03
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Howdy all, particularly hardcore Jack owners.

I am pretty sure that when I bought my 1999 Jackaroo TD it was serviced and the oil placed in it was stock-standard book-recommended oil. I have done heaps of searches and know that there is a much better oil to use, to assist with starting/power/longevity etc. Problem is all info is scattered all over the place. Dealers give me different stories

My question is this: Based on experience of TD Jack owners, what oil should I now use. (viscosity,type/BRAND). Will it affect the power problem I have when the engine is below normal operating temperature (fairly common?) Is is possible that a better oil will affect fuel economy?

Thanking all who reply

D-Jack
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Reply By: Clarry - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 19:27

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 19:27
Jeez Djack - I'm only hard core because I bought one (99 SE TD) and now need to use it (but hey....it ain't no better nor worse than any other brand of fourby in its class (I actually like it a lot). If you searched the forum archives you would find heaps of posts on this very topic. Can't add to that....contributed quite a bit myself. In a paragraph but, you need to be particular with oil, and service it often. For Adelaide's climate, I'm into Castrol Magnatec, at 5000 intervals - main filter each 5000 - minor filter at 10000. I get good economy, plenty of power, and good starting with the one main battery. If I go bush, I change nothing. Let us know if you don't get what you want from the archives.Can you spell Strzelecki ?
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 22:41

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 22:41
Clarry,

Just checked out the Castrol web site and they agree with you,Castrol
Magnatec 10w 40.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 23:09

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 23:09
Hell and tarnation..... that's where I got the info from Wayne - rang em and sorted it out on the phone. Their's aint the only oil on the planet but you have to pick someone and run with them. Please excuse the opening
comment - I'm listening to some bluegrass as I tap.I need red sand under me.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 00:07

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 00:07
Hell and tarnation.... I wanted to know now... I do use the net for more than just talking to bluegrass tapping folk.

I thought one would smoke that stuff not listen to it. To each their own.

Wayne
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 21:49

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 21:49
D-Jack

Not that hardcore or Jack owner,but I do own a turbo diesel. Have been useing Shell Helix 4wd Diesel oil for many years. Can get it just about anywhere. One thing I was told when I started doing my own oil changes,was to find a oil you are happy with and stay with it, Don't mix brands.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 01:01

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 01:01
Ive only used 2 different ones as I couldnt get Rimula X at the time.

Shell Rimula X and Castrol GTD

Nick W has 550,000 out of a 89 GQ patrol so far never been rebuilt, or needed it, oil at 5000klms each time. oils cheap... engines arent.
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Reply By: Phil G - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 09:34

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 09:34
I don't own a Jack, but as I understand it, this particular TD motor needs an oil considerably lighter than those recommended above. 5W30 seems to be the go. I've seen stickers under the bonnet warning of this.

It would be helpful if people not reply about what they use in other vehicles - this thread is late model TD Jackaroo only.
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 21:37

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 21:37
Sorry Phil G. Yes I was not replying to the question on Jackaroo Turbo Diesel. I did however go into the Shell web site and they recommend Shell Rimula Ultra 10w 40. I still stand by the second part of my answer, when you find a oil you are happy with stick with it.

P.S. The only reason I went into the Shell web site is because I use Shell and wanted to see what they recommend for my motor.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 08:47

Sunday, Feb 15, 2004 at 08:47
Hi Wayne,

I just thought I'd throw that in because the Jackaroo TD is different and didn't want to see the thread get loaded with responses about what oil everyone else uses. Some people get very passionate about oils

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Glenos - Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 09:46

Saturday, Feb 14, 2004 at 09:46
Have a look at post 8849

I give an essay on Jackaroos and oils. The owners in warmer climes seem to ba able to get away with cheaper/thicker oils.

Reminds me I need to change mine again, I never got around to it after the 1st 1000km on Delvac and now it is 10k since last filter change, must be a job for next week.

Glenos
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