New 80 series owner

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Hey Guys,

I just bought myself a 91 HZJ80 (diesel, non turbo) Landcruiser and since and since Im new to this I would like to ask some questions.

Do I have to stay with mineral oils or can I swap it out for a semi synthetic?

What brands would you recommend and should I have the same brand for all oils in it?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Reply By: jamesw - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 09:10

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 09:10
I have a 1HD-T diesel and use Penrite HPR Diesel 15 and have no problems at all. It is semi synthetic. Oil and filter change @ 5,000 intervals. All other oils are Penrite but that is just a convenience factor for me to stick with the same brand. Others will post that Castrol or another brand is the ducks guts, so I am just letting you know my experience.

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Reply By: PeterInSa - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 09:20

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 09:20
I suggest owning an 80 Series (or Any Landcruiser) joining the Lcool Forum. If not already a member

http://www.bing.com/search?q=lcool+forum&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IESR02

Peter
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Follow Up By: 4x4Newb - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 17:29

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 17:29
will do, thanks
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:05

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:05
I can't recommend an oil, but what I prefer to do where possible, is to ask the previous owner what oils etc he was using & continue with the same products.

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Reply By: Member - Bigred13 - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 11:09

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 11:09
Hi 4x4 Newb ,yes I second that re joining the Land Cruisers on Line forum ,great bunch of knowledgable people because we are all dedicated owners and bounce problems off each other ,free to join and you will get an answer the same day more often than not.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 13:50

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 13:50
Ditto re joining Lcool.org - top shelf advice from owners who have already been and done just about everything you'll need to know. Free to join - once there, post your question and include any helpful facts about the car - overall condition, odometer reading, any modifications etc. that the car might have - a full picture, so to speak....that way, members can respond with the most useful advice.
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 16:40

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 16:40
As the other guys said LCOOL is good for info on your 80 series.

Caltex Delo 400 15/40 always comes up as one of the most prefered engine oils, for diesel engine landcruisers, we use it in my sons hilux, if your in Sydney Hornsby toytota stock it,
about $105 for a 20litre drum best way to buy it.
If you have a notchy manual gear box full synthetic is the way to go, Redline MT90 ,75/90, i have in mine.
Plus a lot more full synthetic gear oils on the market on the market these days, From Nulon , penrite, royal purple ,

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 17:25

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 17:25
When we had our 80 series multivalve, I used whatever oils my employer had available. :-)

Shell Rimula 15W/40, and later the BP equivalent, for the engine every 5K. Used BP Limslip in the diffs, and a 75/90(???) in the gearbox and transfer case. Castrol make an oil for "notchy" gearboxes, think it is, or was, a MXM 90, or something like that. Supposed to really improve gear changes?

Currently using Caltex Delo 15W/40 in my 79 series, with good results. As regards brands, just use what you can afford, but change them regularly. 5K for engine, and change the transmission/diffs every 40K. More often if you plan to submerge it on a regular basis. Wheel bearings re packed every 40K too.

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Reply By: Life Member - Terry 80FTE - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 21:54

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 21:54
You can swap it out for a semi-synth. oil, but not really beneficial.

"Caltex Delo 400" for the engine, is the proven best formula for that engine.

Only use Genuine Toyota oil filter #90915-30002 (the incorporated by-pass filter inside really helps the 1HZzzz)

"Castrol Manual VMX-M 75/85" gear oil for the g/box, (it needs the second 'M')
Can also be used in the transfer case for simplicity, otherwise an 80/90 oil for the transfer.

Limslip 85/140 for the rear Diff, (helps the LSD clutches work better) can also use it in the front diff, other wise 80/90 for the front.

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Terry 80FTE - Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 21:57

Friday, Jul 17, 2015 at 21:57
Yeah and as already mentioned oil changes EVERY 5,000kms
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Follow Up By: 4x4Newb - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 17:28

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 17:28
thanks for the info mate
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Reply By: Grant Tas - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 22:28

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 22:28
Hi
I have the HDJ 100R and the son in law has the HDJ 80R.
We use the Delo 400 and change the oil every 5,000 klms also we use use a Flushing Oil Concentrate and the AW10 from Cost effective maintenance.
Both cars are getting great results.
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