Things you find when least expected . . . .

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 14:23
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So now I'm onto the rear shocks . . . . . think I'll replace them before the Cape trip in May. But hell, what do I find? The diff breather hose has become detached from the body spigot just above the diff housing, it's just flapping around and I can only think that it was detached when ARB in Broom fitted my spare rear shocks after the Gunbarrel trip.

So that's Broom to Sydney with all that dust howling around down under. Easy to clean the hose, bit harder to flush the breather tube from the front inner guard, but I wonder what that diff oil will be like and if any damage has been done. !!

I'll lengthen the flexi tube with a new one.
The only brand oil I can find with the SAE140 API GL5 specs is Penrite.

Question is, is Penrite up there with the best of oils . . . . ???
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 14:26

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 14:26
Are the rest up to Penrite

I have used it for 3 years in my 100ser with no obvious ill effects.



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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 16:41

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 16:41
Ditto on Penrite. Use it almost exclusively in my workshop. Bob.

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Reply By: Muntoo - Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 00:16

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 00:16
Penrite are the probably the best in all categories, motor and gear oils.

What vehicle do you have that requires SAE140 in the rear diff?

Thats very thick, and make sure you use Lim Slip Oil if you have LSD.
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Follow Up By: Member - Salt grinder - Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 07:00

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 07:00
'61 GU Patrol.

The Nissan specs don't give any variation in SAE (eg. 85 - 140) so I'm sticking to what they say. The specs also say to add 10% LSD modifer. Repco are the only agents that actually carry a 140 oil locally & I'll check with them for the modifer, if they don't have it I'll get from the thieves at N.

Thanks for your input.
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Follow Up By: 62woollybugger - Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:35

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:35
You don't add the friction modifier if you are using LSD oil. In the past I used Penrite "Limslip 140" but last time I changed the oil, I couldn't get it, so used their new "Competitiion 140" The bottle says it is especially suited to Nissan LSDs.
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Follow Up By: Member - Salt grinder - Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 21:25

Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 21:25
The local Repco dealer has put aside their only 2½ lt bottle of Pen LimSlip 140 . . . . perfect. Checked with the local Niss dealer re the modifier, firstly they don't use their own "special" blend as per the handbook part no., didn't even have it in stock, but used Cast. LSD modified 140. I asked about the modifier additive which they had in stock and it costs . . . . . . . wait for it . . . . . . . . $83.00 per 300ml.

While we are on oils, what are you using in your engine ? I'm assuming it's a TD.

Thanks again








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Follow Up By: Muntoo - Monday, Apr 12, 2010 at 23:48

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I used to use Penrite Diesel 15(15w/40) in my 1HZ Tojo motor, then used the same with my 1KZ Prado motor, and currently have been using the same with my BT 50, which was recommended by mechanic, i wanted Penrite Diesel 5W/30 but he said this was better for the heat up here. Will see how it goes with fuel economy and temperature, as vehicle only has 10,000kms.

I also used all Penrite gear oils in all my vehicles, top stuff and its Aussie made and the prices are very competative. Great stuff
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