3lt patrol td. oil usage

Submitted: Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 20:44
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a quick question,for the nissan people..
my patrol 2009 gu. 40000k seems to use a small amount of oil when towing a 2t van in heavy conditions (hills etc ) about 500ml in 2000km. using nulon 10w / 40w
would this seem normal previously owned 4.2 td no usage between oil changes

thanks for any responce
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Reply By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 21:52

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 21:52
How dirty is your oil when you start to see it being used?

The reason being, mine starts to use a bit when towing my 2.5 ton van when it gets really sooty.

Normally it does not use any.
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Reply By: pepper2 - Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 23:05

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 23:05
Have had 3x3litre patrols travelled approx 600000 k in total oil usage almost nill,but i wouldnt consider yours excessive considering what you are towing.
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Reply By: howesy - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 04:45

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 04:45
500ml in 5000km (oil change interval for me) I would consider acceptable oil usage but to use it in 2000km I would definately not find acceptable. Having said that I have seen engines over the years that just dont like certain oils have you tried same grade different brand and are results same?
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 04:50

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 04:50
bill
Still 10,000 km intervial (km's) between changes.

When towing drop it back to 7,500 km, and see if that makes a difference.

I do not have to worry about that, as we have a 4.2 TD
every 5,000km, weather I like it or not

Cheers
Bucky

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 11:37

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 11:37
My 3l oil interval is 5000km, oil is cheap
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 17:18

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 17:18
Oil used to be cheap when I had the patrol......but now with the D40 Navara auto and fully synthetic oil I damn near need a second mortgage to buy the bloody stuff :-)
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Reply By: Axle - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:30

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:30
G/Day Bill,.. I would would go to 20w/50 grade Nulon,..I like Nulon oils ,but the 10w/40 with synthetic additives when hot is a light oil,...The best oil i've experieced for heavy work has been the shell Helix range , but thats just my take on things.


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:52

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 19:52
Maybe they put a Tojo motor in, in error ;-)
I would think that would be abnormal.
BW,
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Follow Up By: Hairy (WA) - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 10:54

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 10:54
Ya might be right? Cause most 3.0lt TD dont even burn diesel at 40,000km!!!! LOL
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