Recommended oil spec for 4.2 TD 2002 Nissan GU

Submitted: Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 13:09
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I have been using Valvoline Super Diesel in this engine since new but when I was recently unable to get it to do an oil change I made some inquiries relating to other options. The Nissan Manual recommends API CC or CD and I now find this does not align with the spec for Super Diesel which is API CH. When I checked the Valvoline Website I found that the only Diesel oil they have which seems to comply with CCor CD specs is J Tech which I have been unable to source. I might tell you the website info on Patrols comes to halt at 2001 so is not what you would call up to date. Local auto suppliers all tell me to ignore the API specs as they (Nissan) are out of date with current oil technology. Before you tell me to search the threads, I have done so and am battling to find anything which makes this subject any clearer.
Would appreciate any relevant info.

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Reply By: Glenno - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 16:43

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 16:43
The Caltex website says 10.5L of Delo 400 or failing that you can also use Delo 500, or DELO CXJ Multigrade.

Or even better call the Caltex Lubelink Advisory Service on 1300 364 169 Mon-Fri.

If you dont like Caltex products then I believe the Shell Rimula X is the next best thing.

The forum has lots of info on Delo 400 and Rimula X.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: sensei - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 22:53

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 22:53
You could use Delo 500 but it would not be recommended, if memory serves and I've not double checked, delo 500 has a lower detergent. Good for cummins engines etc but not so good for the Patrol.
Jap engines are very sooty be they new or old and would recommend delo 400 as the detergent level is higher and can cope with the level of soot produced.
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:24

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:24
try this site as they are advertisers on this site www.synforce.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie- Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:01

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 20:01
Bob,
I'm now on my 2nd sump full of Synforce Patrol Oil (well they actually call it "cruiser" oil, but I refuse to !!!!).
I'm happy with it but it hasn't done anything for my fuel economy (neither good or bad......just the same).
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Follow Up By: Member - Slim - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 22:26

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 22:26
Thanks for your replies, It is no doubt an issue which confuses us all and I think whilst the manufacturers are keen to continue their technology race they are nowhere near as keen to educate the consumer.
I have found the available information to be very generalised, there actually seems to be a tendency to say "This will do and you can also use it for your Fiat Bambino and your sewing machine. Check the Valvoline website and you will find the latest Nissan in the list is 2001, not good when we are midway through 2004. " When an issue is as important as a choice of crancase lubricant I believe vehicle manufacturers should print a list of popular oil company products which are deemed suitable and maybe some suggestions as to which are best, based on specification. Thanks again!!!
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Reply By: crayman - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 00:18

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 00:18
Slim I think you will find that the cc or cd spec is the minimun reqired ,going up the scale to super diesel IMO is the way to go I have used super diesel in my td42 250,000 klms no probs nissan engines are old tec and need high detergent to keep soot ect in suspension till oil change time(4 cyl 3.0L engine is modern tec exception)
Maurie
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