First time buying a turbo diesel - is there a dummies guide?

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Reddirtearth
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First time buying a turbo diesel - is there a dummies guide?

Unread post by Reddirtearth » November 28th, 2016, 3:30 pm

G'day everyone,
This will be my first turbo diesel ever ( D-MAX 2016 Dual Cab 4X4 ), only ever had petrol Hilux before.
Should I be more thorough on oil change/servicing every 5000km?
Are the factory exhaust economical or should i opt for the common 3''?
What can you inform me on?
Is there a dummies guide to turbo diesel for beginners?

Please go easy on me first time for everything
Cheers
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Re: First time buying a turbo diesel - is there a dummies gu

Unread post by mydmax » November 28th, 2016, 10:34 pm

I answered a similar question on DMAX forum.

The servicing can easily be 10,000km oil changes if using reputable oil, ie, Mobil Delvac MX 15W40 with ESP if needed. ESP is a lower ash oil and used for Diesel Particulate filtered engines. Maybe ESP isn't required but it is cleaner.
Caltex Delo in similar rating is also good.

I would shy away from the "me mate said this stuff is good" type oils which are flogged by Repco and Scheeep Bursons and Autobarn. You do value your Dmax don't you?

I use Mobil 1 Delvac 5W40 and it stays cleaner at 10,000km than the above Delvac oil or any other oil I have used, did at 5000km. Mine now done 14,000km on this sump and still nowhere near as dirty as normal Delvac at 10,000km. Costs more though. BUUUUUT instead of a filter at 10,000 intervals it will remain until the oil shows signs of requiring a change. Therefore lower cost there.

If you change oil at 5000km it will cost far more than using the Mobil1 Delvac oil.
My engine runs very smoothly with this oil. I am discerning and do notice it has changed the noise level/smoothness at cruise and around town speeds.

Reddirtearth
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Re: First time buying a turbo diesel - is there a dummies gu

Unread post by Reddirtearth » November 30th, 2016, 6:11 pm

Cheers for the reply, Yes i do value my D-Max as i have done for my 98 Hilux.
so you are stating with a turbo diesel you suggest oil changes at 10,000km intervals.
thank you for your input, appreciate the suggestion of oil too.

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