Engine oil grades

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 14:56
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Hi All

to save a buck or 2 i was planning on doing every other service myself.
I have a 80 series LC petrol. what grade oil should i use, also any suggestions on brand?
thanks Dereck
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 16:28

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 16:28
I do that on my pajero sometimes when I feel lazy and a major service is coming up.
What has the mechanic been using up to now?
If you are happy with it, use the same.
I usually supply the oil for the mechanic so I know I am using the same oil all the time. Otherwise he uses whatever he feels is right, and whatever he got at a good price.
Wear does change with different oils, even though they may be the right spec.
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 17:04

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 17:04
Do a google search for the oil company that you prefer and see what they recommend for your vehicle. See if it matches up with, or is comparable to what they are putting in now. I was using Rimula x but Shell said that for a diesel as old as mine i should be using Rimula D or Shell Super Diesel. Been using Rimula D for ages now. You will probably get conflicting versions no matter what you use.IMHO.
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Reply By: Exploder - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 18:09

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 18:09
Look at you Manuel and see what Toyota recommend and use that, if it’s high mileage maybe consider going up a weight say from a 15 to 20. I use Penrite in Engine, gearbox and diffs but that’s just my preference.
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 20:25

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 20:25
Going off memory but I think the earlier 80's use a 15w/40 like Delo 400 and as you get towards the later ones they switched to a lighter grade for better fuel economy and quicker lubrication. Around the 10w/30 grade. Stick with a reputable brand and you can't go wrong.
The lighter oils do give better economy according to one of my regular customers. We switched his pulsar from 15/40 to 10/30 and we never said anything. He came back next service and stated "what did we do to his car?" He was getting up to an extra 100km from his tank. Hear say but read what you want into it.

If its got big km's I would go for a 15/40 grade and you won't go wrong.

Try here
Most oil company's have similar sites.

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Follow Up By: Dereck - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 10:53

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 10:53
Hi 120.
Thanks for your reply, i was looking at Castrol Magnatec which i think is
10w/40 would this be suitable?
car got 195,000 klms
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:02

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:02
The 10w/40 would be a semi synthetic and will do the job fine but could get a little expensive but it will do the job.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 21:51

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2006 at 21:51
I use Valvoline super diesel and has always been used on vehicle since new, 280k on the clock now and still going great,but I am fussy change my oil n filter every 3k.Regards Steve M
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Reply By: fnqcairns - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:51

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:51
Dello 400 is a product streaks ahead of it's price or for really deep pockets Mobil's Devlac 1 with either of these you will know you really cannot do any better.

Hint's, pay no attention to anything apart from the oils rating (within the chosen weight category)if the rating is superseded or just low so is the protection it affords. Today it is CI-4 or in a pinch CH-4, don't choose to use anything less IMO.

Cheers fnq
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:06

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:06
Can't go wrong with Castrol..!
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