Oil For 80 Series Turbo Diesel

Submitted: Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 11:16
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G'day All

Bit of a stupid question but might as well ask the people in the know.

What oil would you recommend for an 80 Series Landcruiser Turbo Diesel ?


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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 12:30

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 12:30
All the oil companies have a lube guide on their websites.

A 15W40 CF grade or higher is what most people use for the 1HDT and 1HDFT(E) motors.

There is ongoing debate about the earlier 1HDT (1990-'94) which suffered big end bearing failures. Some reckon a Japanese spec diesel engine oil prevents this from happening. In any case, if yours is from this vintage, you need to know whether the big ends have been changed, and if not, get on and do it.

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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 20:49

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 20:49
We have been getting some good results with Valvoline super diesel installing it in customers cars, 4wd's and trucks at work.
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Reply By: Catchy snr - Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 22:28

Monday, Jul 25, 2005 at 22:28
Hi Son Did you get any joy from the service station if not there are a couple of other l/ cruisers up there ask them what they use or most companies have an enquiry number and if that doesn't work let me know and i will go down town and find out for you Love and kisses from Dad lol lol
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Reply By: Gerry - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 09:33

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 09:33
Hi Catchy,

One of the major 4WD service centres here in Adelaide uses Penrite Euro 15 for all turbo diesels. It's a semi-synthetic and up there as far as the specs go and comes on 20 litre drums for around $90. I used it in my 1HZ 100 series for the first time just recently so hopefully it's the good oil.

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