oils, coolants and stuff

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 18:52
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hi all, back again to try and answer any questions on oils and coolants
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Reply By: friar - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 20:03

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 20:03
Hi Russell
I have always run penrite diesel oil in my hilux changing the oil
every 8000k with new filter,thinking about going to synforce
what oil suits the hilux 3ltr with after market turbo,the 4x4 has
just clocked 110.000 kilometers & never needs oil added between
services
Friar
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Follow Up By: Russell from Synforce Lubricants - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 20:23

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 20:23
hello friar
my answer is very much going to depend on which penrite product you have used so far, as the rating specification of what you have used will be relevant.
the reason is that the hilux really should not go past 5000 k as they are renowned for soot build up in the oil, even to the point that the oil if used for too long may even "gel" (thicken up).
if the oil you have been using is of a low detergency type you may not have a clean engine inside and when you switch to a medium detergency oil such as our cruiser oil, you will notice your oil getting dirtier, sooner, and may even have to go a few short changes intervals to clean up.
if the oil you have been using was an already medium detergent oil, then you will not have to be concerned switching to our cruiser oil.
in any event, i know that you will notice a difference in performance if you do switch to cruiser.
if the oil was low detergency and a CG4 rated oil, and you did not want to take the chance on a higher detergency oil, then i would say our Diesel Super, even though it really is not the right recomendation for your vehicle.
your choice, russell
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Reply By: robb - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 22:21

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 22:21
Hi Russell, I have a 60 series factory turbo diesel, last change was 4000k ago with Castrol GTX Diesel oil... Any suggestions for the next change?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Russell from Synforce Lubricants - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 08:35

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 08:35
hello robb, you really should be on a CF4 or CH4 oil, not a CG4.
GTX diesel (CG4) is low ash where as the other two are medium ash (medium detergency) and suited more for japanese diesels.
if you are looking to change to synforce, then our cruiser oil is the one.
regards, russell
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Reply By: Patroleum - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:19

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:19
Russell,

Do you guys make a gear oil that makes gearshifts in an 80 series manual a little slicker (94 80 Series 4.5L). We use mobil Synthetic 75-80 and it is still very ordinary.
I believe that Castrol make vmx-m? and this improves shift quality.

Thanks,

Greg
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:00

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:00
Greg,
I hope Russell doesn't mind but I have got some gear oil, off Russell, and will be trying it out over Easter. A 4 day trip in the Snowy Mountians and four days later a 7 day trip in the Vic High Country. I also own a Cruiser and will let you know my thoughts on the oil when I get back.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Russell from Synforce Lubricants - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 08:38

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 08:38
patroleum, lets see what wayne thinks of the product he and some others are trialling.
this product should give better cold change characteristics than most.
regards, russell
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Reply By: Patroleum - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 19:08

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 19:08
Thanks Russell&Wayne, Will wait for a response.

Russell, We will be in Hervey Bay over easter, will you be at your factory on
Saturday at all? .

Greg
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Follow Up By: Russell from Synforce Lubricants - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:06

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:06
patroleum, it would be great to meet up. please give me a call during bus hours before easter so i can make a time to meet and show you our factory. Sat morning up to 10.00 am ok (must leave at 10 though) and can be there from 8 if you like, give me a call.
cheers, russell.
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Reply By: Patroleum - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 19:26

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 19:26
Russell,

Will do my best to get out to see you probably around 8.30 - 9 or so sat morn,
we have a meeting in H.Bay at 10.00.

What is your phone no?

Greg
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Follow Up By: Russell from Synforce Lubricants - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 17:28

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 17:28
greg, will be there, if your not sure how to get to us, head for the airport from town and you will see us on your right, look for the big sign.
ph 41253531. regards, russell
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