zd30 oil

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 22:35
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Would any of you zd 30 nissan owner be able to recommend a good oil to use other than nissans own over priced oil ? thanx
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 23:45

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 23:45
Try looking on here http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/ There should be all the info your looking for.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 05:12

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 05:12
Nissan Oil.
MMmmmmmmmmmmm I did not know that Nissan was an Oil Company !

Don't Toyota do a Toyota Oil too ?
The woman across the road from us believes they do, and will not have anything else in her 22 year old Seca..
Must be good stuf, even at twice the price of the Shell equivalent.

Amazing what a littlle custom packing can do !

If you read the owners manual the Oil Specifications are mentioned.
Apparently in Oz we are classified as "Except for Europe"
Then You have to look at the ASPI ratings ect.
Match them all up, and there you go.
At least, that was the advice I recieved from a very good Diesel Mechanic.

Viscosity does play a very important part in those little ZD30 Motors, as there is oil galleries/pipes running all over the placeI believe 10w40 is the go.

Check it out on te Nissan Forum

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 06:58

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 06:58
You don't say what model it is but normally a Penrite oil is good quality for them. Penrite HPRD 5. Have a look here Cheers,Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 07:00

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 07:00
Start at the "drill down" box
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Reply By: pmk03 - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 08:54

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 08:54
A lot of people are using Caltex Delo 400. I have always used this in my GUIV ZD30 Patrol.
You will find heaps fo info on this subject on the patrol4x4 forum. The comments on this site say it meets all the requirements for thiese engines.

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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:08

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:08
Firstlly start by thinking connercial and buying your oil where truckies do and in 20l drums.

The transport industry uses oil in huge volumes, and the engines we have in our 4wds will also be in the lighter trucks.

so look at fuel depots, truck stops and diesel spares stores...although some of the good diesel oils are available in 20's from the auto discounters.

secondly stay with the major oil company brands.....this is possibly the tightest spec'ed and most conforming family of ils there is.

don't be fooled by the price in 20's...the 4/5 litre retail market has a solid mark up.

there will be a variety of specs listed....but "JASO DH1" in the trump card in this group opf specs.

15W40 is generally the required or appropriate viscosity, do not be tempted to go for a thicker oil, it aint necessarily better.

the top 3 oils in that market are mobil devlac, shell rimular and caltex dello.

All are diesel spec mixed fleet oils, and meet a wide range of spec's...you can also run these in your petrol motors very nicely.

there are a couple of oils that are "GLOBAL DH1" spec but dont meet "JASO DH1" spec..these will be fine for older diesel engines, but not for the newer ones.

On matter that is important is certain diesel oils are not suitable for use with diesel particulate filters.
At least one of the penrite oils is not suited to DPF engines, too much potasium apparantly.

Remember ALL the oil companies have detailed oil spec on line these days.

For your own peace of mind, look in your owners manual and find the oil spec's, then look at the on line oil company spec and match up the specs.

Remember look for that JASO DH1 spec, all oils will comply with a range of spec, and likewise vehicle manufacturers list a range of suitable oil specs.......

personally I use dello 400, and i can get that ordered in at almost any caltex servo for arround the $130 for a 20.
All the top 3 can be had for arround the $100 a drum if you shop arround and are prepared to travel for it.......as I say don't be foolled by the price try and buy any of these retail in 4s or 5s and you will be paying up with the fancy retal brands.

Check those specs


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Follow Up By: patsproule - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 12:01

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 12:01
Pay $92 / 20L for Delo 400 Gold at the local Caltex Distributor / fuel supplies yard.
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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 14:32

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 14:32
Oils ain't Oils

See the following website (Internet #1 Motor Oil Website) for some surprising information on oils.

"Bob Is The Oil Guy (BITOG) (link) began in May 2002 with a handful of participants and now our oil forums have over 39,000 registered members. We have well-respected tribologists, chemists, and oil analysis professionals who regularly participate and contribute their knowledge and expertise."

I would also try the website recommended by GURU LES.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 18:22

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 18:22
ALWAYS ALWAYS go synthetic
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Reply By: Member - Hillel K (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 20:18

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 at 20:18
Hi Beegee
Have a look at my listing under spares as it may be of interest to you.
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