Recommended oil for gu td42t

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 11:04
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Hi everyone im just about to do my oil change on my gu 4.2 turbo diesel
just wondering if there is a recommended diesel oil to use in it.
Its a 99 model gu patrol cab chassis td42t.

Any help would be great

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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 18:28

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 18:28

Go hereand troll down to Mobil / Products and Services / Lubricant and Specialties / Lubricant Recommendations - and then select your vehicle details.

If you don't like Mobil, Shell and some others have a similiar recommendation system.Cheers, Jim

"Lead, Follow.....or get out of the way!!"
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Reply By: nugget - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 21:48

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 21:48
The oil I like to use is Caltex Delo 400. It has the highest API rating, CI-4/SL. Most other diesel engine oils are either CH-4 or CG-4. The later the classification the better engine protection it provides. This is indicated by the second letter, C"I"-4 being the most current for diesels. (the first letter "C" stands for compression ignition). It is the same for petrol engines with the API rating SL being the latest classification. (The first letter "S" stands for spark ignition). If you are going to use Delo 400 I would suggest getting it from the distributor in 20L drums. I pay $79 for a 20L drum in Perth which makes it $4 per litre. I think that's a bargain for such a high quality oil. You pay about $32 for 5 litres at a Service station. Another CI-4 rated diesel engine oil is Mobil Delvac 1300 super. Not sure of the price though.
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 01:57

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 01:57
try a "search" on this forum as you'll find a thousand posts giving you pretty well all the info you're afterNext Trek - Carawine Gorge, Skull Springs & Nullagine
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:26

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 18:26
Allyn See that you are off to Carawine , Skull springs and Nullagine have just come back from there , I have recordrd whole trip on Oziexplorer if you want it .. DO NOT MISS Running waters off the Skull springs rd its a must for a swim also a great camp site at Oakover crossing Betwwen the two crossings head up stream for about 500 mt follow tyre tracks in a great spotBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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