Penrite Oils?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 08:53
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I'm thinking about giving Penrite a go in my Pajero.

I'm sure you guys have tried it. Any feedback?

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 09:17

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 09:17
Have always used Penrite in mine.
Both the old 1986 NB, 2.6l petrol, and the new(er) 1996 NJ 2.8 diesel.

Good run in both.

Just had the head off the NJ, (another story why so early after only 300,000k), and the bores looked good for at least another 200,000k.
Had only started using some oil between changes in the last 50,000k.

Bit expensive though, usually buy at Supercheap when they have their 20% off storewide at Christmas, Easter and midyear.

Noticed it is easier to get out west now, but not as common as Castrol or Shell.

Now we just need some one to knock it to get a balanced opinion :o)
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Kerry W (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:35

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:35
Do a Forum Search on Penrite - much info there especially on LSD and Gear Oils as well


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Reply By: Robnicko - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:04

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 11:04
I have been using Penrite HPR30 in my 80 series 4.5 petrol since new.
Just in 280,000kms now and still good as new. I used to use it in my other car that I used for drag racing and it seemed a logical choice when I bought the 80 series.

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Reply By: bushy04 - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 13:17

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 13:17
Hey Col88 I worked in an engine rebuild centre for 8 yrs and I was able to see first hand just how good penrite is.
Engines appeared to last a lot longer , were cleaner internally and hand less wear overall than motors run on most other oils.
Have used penrite ever since and have found it up to the job.

It is a little high on price, but you get what you pay for.

Regards Bushy.
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Reply By: Col88 - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:12

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:12
Thanks for the replies guys.

I just got 5 litres of the HPR10 from supercheap for $31, which was $8 or $9 less than anywhere else.

Still alot cheaper than the usual Mobil 1 I have been using for years in my Subaru! The price of that stuff must be linked to the price of gold, not oil.
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Follow Up By: South - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 20:06

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 20:06
Mobil 1 is cheap, oil alone for my service is $230 for 7L

Used Penrite in my previous car, seemed ok, but I dont like the huge variance in oil weights from cold to hot. All there oils dont fit in with factory recommendations, a normal 10w40 is a 20w60 in penrite as an example.
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:14

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:14
I use Penrite in my 1991 diesel GQ and am very happy. I tried Valvoline, castrol and shell just to try but found Penrite to make the engine run the smoothest and most quiet.

I didn't think much of tappets and general engine noise until I used Penrite and those noises disappeared! Plus it's an Ozzie product.

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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:56

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:56
I change all my cars to HPR Diesel.

I won't use any thing else.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 20:51

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 20:51
The VERY latest diesels all seem to need a C3 compliant oil for technical pollution reasons. My Wrangler requires 5W30 full synthetic which as far as I know is not avbl from Penrite in terms of C3 compliance but surely wont be long coming. Just priced the Shell version 70AUD/5L from a Nissan dealer in Camberwell
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