Engine oil

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Engine oil

Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:40 am

Hi guys.

I know this topic has been covered more than once, but I have noticed that most of the posts are very old.

I'd like to know what engine oil to use in my gen 2 v6 3.5 24v, I do have some hydraulic lifter tapping noise on cold start after a while it does seem to either go away completely or just go very feint.

It seems most people recommend the Delo 400.
Unfortunately I can't find this anywhere. Arnold from Mitsu tech in Alberton doesn't use it anymore either.

I would really appreciate the assistance.

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Gemaskerde Tuinvurk
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Re: Engine oil

Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:42 pm

Same problem here... no more Delo 400 from Caltex...

Anyone found it recently? I still bought some earlier this year - now nothing!
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Re: Engine oil

Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:44 pm

Gemaskerde Tuinvurk wrote:Same problem here... no more Delo 400 from Caltex...

Anyone found it recently? I still bought some earlier this year - now nothing!
Midas in Alberton has got.

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Re: Engine oil

Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:53 pm

stevedcp wrote:
Gemaskerde Tuinvurk wrote:Same problem here... no more Delo 400 from Caltex...

Anyone found it recently? I still bought some earlier this year - now nothing!
Midas in Alberton has got.

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I was there on the weekend and they had nothing anymore

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Re: Engine oil

Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:55 pm

GreenMachine wrote:
stevedcp wrote:
Gemaskerde Tuinvurk wrote:Same problem here... no more Delo 400 from Caltex...

Anyone found it recently? I still bought some earlier this year - now nothing!
Midas in Alberton has got.

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I was there on the weekend and they had nothing anymore

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We will have to find something else to use then. Any ideas guys.

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Re: Engine oil

Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:13 pm

I read the other day that obviously Delo 400 is top banana, but that Shell Rimula is a solid second place... opinions on that assertion?

Hope it helps? G
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Re: Engine oil

Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:13 am

I did get from Midas in Kyalami - so OK for the time being


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