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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby Andre Steyn » 23 Apr 2015 12:19

On the hx7 oil its reasonably priced but not so readily available. I do remember there was a change in the packaging, it use to say for petrol engines then it changed to petrol and diesel and thereafter I saw a can that states for diesel engines. But to be honest after A conversation I had with a big chief oil technition from chevron I really am starting to consider the delo 400 or heavy fleet xld semi synthetic.
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby Kagiso II » 23 Apr 2015 14:04

I have seen the positive results from the Caltex Delo 400 oil long term used on a Nissan ZD30 engine in Hard Body [aka BOEZMAN] .. approaching 300,000 Km and Wimpie O still happy chappie [en ek wil my bakkie terug hê]
NO sludge in sump after 220 000 Km [been on DELO since 90,000 km] 10,000 Km or less for service intervals
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby NMAD » 23 Apr 2015 18:06

I can also vouch for the Delo (diesel engine lubricating oil) 400 oil , it really is excellent and also great value. I used to use it in all my diesel engines and even in my BMW G650X motorbike.
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby JoshJ » 23 Apr 2015 19:10

Thanx Micheal,

It puts my mind a bit more at ease. However it seems the majority is rooting for the Delo400. I will then as soon as warranty expires change to the Delo400! Since I want to try and proof to the nay sayers that a ZD30 can cross 400000 k's :lol:
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby Andre Steyn » 23 Apr 2015 21:33

Well manne it looks like you have convinced me. Got a price on delo 400 today I'll be buying 25liters at R1054,21. What do you gents pay?
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby SJC » 23 Apr 2015 22:37

I paid R249 per 5l.
Got my wife to pick it up for me yesterday. (She bought it from Makro-nelspruit).
Did not have time to shop around for a better price as i wanted to do the filters/oil today. Also did not want my wife driving all over town with kids in the car, looking for autozone, etc.

I had to buy 3x5l, but only need 10.5l, there was no smaller bottles/containers.
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby Kagiso II » 23 Apr 2015 22:50

oompie hoop jy het die Delo 400 LE gekoop ?
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby Michael » 23 Apr 2015 23:10

Josh
Keep in mind that you need to buy oil for the application, Delo 400 suits a old school oil burner engine where HX7 will suite a common rail engine better in my opinion.

What I mean by this is the following, on the TD42 the oil will "soot" allot sooner than on a ZD30, in other words the oil will be black and filled with carbon deposit sooner. So on the TD42 the oil will be shot at 5,000km to 7,500km regardless if you use full synthetic or mineral oil. The Delo 400 just handles this better than the HX7.

On the ZD30 you dont have this problem and your oil will not soot as soon, your engine burns fuel much cleaner and the oil does not contaminate so quick. I wpuld stick to HX7 on a ZD30. :mytwocents:
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby Michael » 23 Apr 2015 23:13

Prys gewys verkoop ons Midas Delo 400 vir R219/5L
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Re: Best Oil - TD4.2Ti High Mileage

Postby JoshJ » 23 Apr 2015 23:35

Thanx for explaining that Michael. :thumbup: . I stick to the HX7 then.
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