Engine oil

GreenMachine
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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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Re: Engine oil

Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:36 pm

I am somewhat new to the club and find this topic of oil very interesting. Why do Pajeros use natural oil ? Would not synthetic be better ? I have a 2011 P/sport with the old 3.2 engine with 128,000kms on the clock which I purchased six months ago and it's due an oil change soon and my local workshop use Fuchs Synthetic Oil . If there is a problem with this please tell me. I should add that I'm 80yrs. old and have always done my own oil changes in the past but ill health forces a change.

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Re: Engine oil

Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:18 pm

Hullo and welcome. Having worked in the oil industry for many years I can assure you that there is no reason whatsoever not to use a synthetic engine oil. My personal opinion is that it would be rather wasted though, as synthetics are useful in overcoming some sensitivities encountered in stressed engines of which the 3.2 has none.
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Re: Engine oil

Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:03 pm

Thank-you sir. No need for me to be concerned.

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