Nissan oil filters

Submitted: Monday, May 17, 2004 at 12:29
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I have a 91 GQ patrol TD42 Diesel. I have been using genuine Blue Nissan oil filters and shell super diesel oil and it takes about 3 seconds from a cold start for the oil light to go off. It appears Nissan have changed their filters to a tan colour and the sealing ring and non return valve has changed also. As a result it takes now about 7 seconds to get operating oil pressure.
Has anyone used other oil filters to achieve oil pressure in 3 seconds.
Any assistance would be appreciated

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 13:21

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 13:21
Have you asked the dealer if he gave you the correct ones?

Changed mine last week, no such problems with the genuine ones, using Rimula X oil.

Dont try Coopers they are worse.

I'll stick to genuine, cheap enough, and work for me. may be try changing them again
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Follow Up By: Michael - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 15:39

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 15:39
I got postage stamp change from $60 last week when i purchased the two different oil filters for 1999 4.2, one was $25 and the other $35. It does really make you wonder if they are better than non genuine, but i suppose its not worth the risk, considering the cost of a rebuilt Diesel. Michael
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:20

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:20
The later GU changed filters for some reason,
My GQ has 2x $9 from nissan.... TD42T
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Reply By: Big Trev - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:44

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 14:44
There are 2 types of genuine Nissan filters, there is a $9 one, that is OK, but there is a $24 one, which has a valve in it to help the car get to and maintain oil pressure better. I have always used Ryco, but last oil change I went to the $9 ones and they are definately better than the Ryco ones. Talk to Nissan about the $24 ones.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 15:49

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 15:49
Big Trev, what makes the $9 genuine ones so much better than the Rycos? only ever use Rycos because the nearest Nissan dealer isn't too close to here, and I thought they were on par, but it may be worth the hassle if theres a big difference
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:22

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 17:22
The flow back valve is what makes them all different, some brands dont have them which causes the pressure issues.

I have no pressure issues with the $9 ones I get, as you say 3 secs and its up to 4 on the gauge.
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Reply By: Mark- Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:54

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 20:54
Last oil change I used the Valvoline filters(made in China I've since found out) from Supercheap. I wasnt happy with the time it took for the oil light to go out when the car hadnt been run for more than a day or so. I suspect the filters were draining at least some of the oil out. They do have an anti drain back valve but it cant be too efficient. It typically takes about 3-4 seconds for the oil light to go out with these filters but to me, thats too long.

Anyway, am doing an oil change on the weekend and have bought a couple of the Fleetguard filters (made by Cummins in the USA) at $8 each. Hopefully the anti drain back valve works better with these filters.
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Reply By: Vinnie - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 21:53

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 21:53
Got a '92 Maverick LWB TD42. I've been using WESfilters Z115 and Titan 33 oil for over 150,000k. Start up - oil light off in a sec - pressure up to 4 bar and stays there, changed every 5000km. Filters costs $6.50 ea latest buy price - Oil 10L $32.00. Last looked at by diesel mechanic a few weeks back reckons it's in great health.
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