Anyone usebleeps oil?

Submitted: Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:21
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Thanks to those for the previous oil recommendations. Prices I've got are Castrol Jmax $89 and Delo CXJ $92.

Also recommendedbleeps Titan Universal HD1540 for $69, all are 20l drums.

Anyone usedbleeps oil if so what do you think of it??

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Reply By: Austravel - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:22

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:22
Looks like the system doesn't like the name of that oil. It's F u c h s oil.
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Reply By: Utemad - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:33

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:33
I use F U C H S oil in my gearbox and transfer case in my Rodeo. Works great and is reasonably priced. I use Titan RX80.
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 17:18

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 17:18
Yep,
Been using Titan Gear 7590 in my g'box for a while... cold-shift baulk is completely eliminated using this oil...
Will be changing to Titan HD1540 (in engine) from my next oil change (been using Castrol GTD/GTX Diesel)...
Vehicle is a Patrol '99 GU TD42T...

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Follow Up By: Zapper - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 17:27

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 17:27
Ed

I am also usie Castrol GTX Diesel in my 4.2 turbo. Why are you changing to Titan is it for price or product reasons? Is Titan sold through auto stores? I am not familiar with it.Thanks...
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 19:45

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 19:45
G'day Zapper,
I started using the Castrol GTD (now GTX) Diesel oil when I bought my GQ 4.2 (previous vehicle) several yrs ago because I thought it was as good as any other, & because of it's ready availability...
However, following recent discussions on this & other forums, it would appear that this (CG4 rating) oil may not be the best choice for Japanese diesels because of it's low ash (detergent) content...
Apparently Japanese diesels are considered to be "dirty" engines (producing a lot of soot), and require a higher detergency level in the oil... (There's a whole 'nother discussion about the TD42T, but I'm not going there)...
The Titan Universal HD15w-40 is a CF4/SJ rated oil (higher ash content than CG4, I believe), and is what F u c h s
( www. f u c h s .com.au ) recommend for the TD42T, so that's what I'll be going with, as I've been very happy with the Titan Gear7590 in the g'box... Competitive pricing is always a consideration, of course...

F u c h s oils are sold in my area by Autopro, & I notice that my local Nissan dealer is also using this brand, so you might check your Nissan dealer if you can't find it elsewhere...

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 19:27

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 19:27
I've used the F U C H S diesel engine oil in four different vehicles over the past two years. Can't find anything bad about it - I have no doubt about the quality.

I currently used their Ultralube 15W40 CI-4 in my Turbo diesel. Cost me about $75 for a 20 litre drum. Theres another one that about $10 cheaper that is a CH-4.

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Reply By: herkman - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 19:35

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 19:35
S a quality product, not so well known in Australia, but make one of the best priced FULLY SYNTHETIC oils.

Original fill for all Mercedes Benz products, and also make all the John Deere oils.

Usually very competitive in pricing, only down side you cannot buy it every where.

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Reply By: Vinnie - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 21:42

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 21:42
Austravel

I have been using F U C H S Titan Universal Medium 15w40 in my Maverick 4.2 diesel for over 40,000 km and found it a better oil than the Castrol I was using prior. I find at the 5000 k change the Castrol was watery and showing low viscosity.
The F U C H S on draining showed a more consistant flow. As this oil is high detergent it will deliver better engine protection to Jap diesel engines. As posted above they do rely on this from their design and running abilities.

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Reply By: Austravel - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:00

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 12:00
Thanks everyone for your replies, think I'll go this way when my other stock of oil runs out.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 19:26

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 19:26
i used to be an automotive account manager in Vic, product excellent, organisation hopeless, uni hd is being phased out, better off going for uni mf 15w40 or getting it onto ultralube 15w40 (CI-4), one of the best soot handling mineral oils in Aus.

Just be aware that when you go up a grade or 2 that being higher detergency can lead to some excess oil consumption while it cleans out all the crud and loosens up the rings, usually lasts about 2 oil changes then its fine ( that is if your engine is still in good nick anyway).

very little comeback on product quality (virtually none) while i was there.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:59

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:59
Thanks Bradley, sounds a bit like our organisation!!

I thought the higher the number the less the detergant, must admit I don't know anything about diesel oil. Also have been told by a number of people not to go any higher than 2 grades over that stated. Can you please give me some more info.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 13:19

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 13:19
Hi Aus, the higher the grade the better the detergency and the soot loading capability, the best grade at the moment is the CI-4 with the Volvo VDS3 rating, slightly better than a normal CI-4 . The main concern nowdays is the extra soot loading caused by the low sulphur fuels, if the oil cant keep the soot in suspension it becomes gluggy and blocks passages / sticks rings etc, then the base number drops and the oil loses its corrosion protection ability as well. A lot of engines which meet the latest euro3 emmissions spec are finding it hard to make it to 'normal' oil change intervals on our diesel quality, even using a synthetic CI-4 . The sulphur levels are soon to drop even further and the CI-4 oil rating will soon be outdated, fairly soon any new diesel will have to run a full synthetic oil and still do 5000k changes, so it will be pricey to keep em going.

yes the basic rule of thumb has been that you dont go up more than 2 grades from the original spec, but the change in fuels has really taken that away, you really dont have a choice anymore. Best advice is to choose a family of oils to stick with, and slowly work your way up the ratings, say 2 or 3 services on the next grade up then again on a higher grade, this will ease the change on the engine and minimise the excess oil consumption while its cleaning out. The earlier you can get an engine on to the top grade the better off it will be in the long run.

BUT if the bores and rings are shot then nothing will help it.

PS - i read some test results while i worked there that were surprising, in europe they ran an extended drain test on a prime mover using the top full synthetic oil, constantly monitored and only topped up when the filters were changed, fairly constant load and work. The oil went out of grade at 180,000k. They ran the same test here in an identical prime mover with same loads and it only made it to 80,000k, put it down to our bad fuel and higher average operating temps.

Hope this helps, as it does get confusing.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 17:32

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 17:32
Thanks Bradley, all the info you wrote is very interesting. I'll get a price on the Ultra lube and go from there. I didn't really want to go to the extreme of getting synthetic or the best mineral oils as the lower spec has obviously worked up to this point. Can see the benefit of using good quality but with the changes being a max of 5000 klm and lower if town driving I can't see the reason to use the best oil. Probably will just settle for the Ultralube for now.

Thanks again.
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