1FZ-FE 80 Series Oil???

Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006 at 12:36
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Hi all,

Just about to duck off up to Supa-Cheap to grab some oil for an oil change and was just wondering what everyone else is using? The rig's a '94 Petrol GXL 80 Series with the 1FZ-FE. It's starting to use a little bit of oil these days and just wondering what might be a good oil to use. I have been using Penrite HPR-50 lately which I'm happy with but if the engines going to need topping up every now and then Penrite might get a bit exxy! What do you all reckon?

Cheers
Scoey!
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Reply By: phantom - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 12:47

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 12:47
Hi Scoey,
I have the same model and always use genuine Toyota oil. It is 10W-30SJ. Mine has done 230,000 kms and I am getting it serviced as we speak for my trip in June. It has never used a drop of oil in all the time I have had it.
Regards,
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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 12:54

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 12:54
G'Day Phantom,

Gotta say I've never even thought of Tojo oil. You wouldn't know the price of it off hand would you? The Penrite oil is a 20W-50 grade so I'm not sure I'd want to go to a thinner oil??? :-S

Cheers
Scoey
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:22

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 18:22
Toyota oil is most likely made by, Castrol, Mobil or the like, I wouldn’t worry about Factory oil same chit with a Toyota label, if you feel inclined to switch just use a oil that meats the Toyota specification for you 4WD which I suspect Penrite already dose or exceeds it.

Don’t get Penrite from Supacheep they charge more for go to Auto one or Repco.

For lower down
Completely off the topic I have been reading some interesting stuff about Castrol oil all opinions offcourse with some data throne in but I wouldn’t use it if what I read is true, on that Apparently Mobil took castrol to court over there so clamed Synthetic oil line< Mobil clamed that the oil was not a real synthetic
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Reply By: phantom - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:07

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:07
Hi Again,
I get a special price cos I work in the business but it retails for about $35.00 plus gst for 5 litres. My supposedly u beaut discount, I pay about 30 plus.
Phantom
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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:09

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:09
Cheers Phantom! Thanks for the info - I'll go via the Toyota Dealer and suss it out!

Scoey!
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Reply By: Rod W - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:59

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 14:59
For the last 130000ks I've used Castrol Magnetec.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:17

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:17
Me too.
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 15:57

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 15:57
I've recently switched over to "Cruiser Oil" as it is synthetic. All apears okay but I haven't done enough to really evaluate it.

www.synforce.com.au/Cruiser_oil_1.htm

I am hoping for less sludge etc and performance of oil when hot.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:33

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:33
Scoey,

You've been using oil thats way, way too thick. HPR-50 is a 40-70 oil. It would be like sludge in a 1FZ-FE.

Thin oils are the trend these days. They get up to the top of the motor much quicker at startup. the oil channels in motors are much thinner than they used to be to allow for quicker lubrication.

Your motor needs a 10W40 or 15W40. Any of the common brands will do the job.

Cheers
phil
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Follow Up By: Scoey (QLD) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 08:44

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 08:44
G'Day Phil, yeah I went for the thicker oil as it was recommended to me now that the motor is starting to age (215,000k) but other research has indicated what you have said also - that a thinner oil would be better. I went with the HPR-15 which is a semi synthetic so we'll see how it performs with that oil! Thanks for the info!

Cheers
Scoey
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:46

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 20:46
I use Valvoline super diesel in my lux and has been used in it since brand new, no oil problems in the old 2.8 and has now got 285k on the clock and does not use a drop between changes mind you I do it every 3.5/4k including filter as these are known for clagging up and doin bearings in the 2.8's. Have tried the castrol with supposedly anti soot agents etc but found to thickn up quit quickly so went back to valvoline. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Sarg - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 21:52

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 21:52
Valvoline get their base oil from Mobil & just blend in their own additives.
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 16:11

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 16:11
Scoey,
I have a 92 80 series with the 1FZ-Fe and have been running it on Valvoline XLD premium from supercheap for the last 100,000km.
At 290 ,000km I changed from Valvoline XLD to the XLD premium as Oil pressure was down a little.
The change saw oil pressure run a fair bit higher but the truck does now need about 1 litre at around 7-8000Km especially if it gets couple of a long days (say over 1000km) .
I am happy to add a bit of oil between changes to get the higher oil presure all the time.
Cost wise its 17 bucks per 5 litres verses $14 which is a lot better than RX super I used to run in 60 series diesel which is now over $100 per 20 litres.
I dont think I will try synthetic in amotor with 400,000 on the clock.
regards
Howard

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