Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) General' started by hedgehogdodger, Jun 7, 2019.
What engine oil do you recommend for a L20A engine 260 fairlady 1974
Thanks and what oil filter do you recommend
I'm currently using one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PS-3001-...m4405424213:g:a8sAAOSwdXtamqCO&frcectupt=true
Or you could go for this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-3001-...704504&hash=item5b0b366ab1:g:AgYAAOSwTEpamDRC
Or something more standard https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blue-Pri...m286a15ee7b:g:XbAAAOSwb8Vbu46s&frcectupt=true
Or ask Mike at MJP for a proper Nissan jobbie
I put castrol 10w40 in my car.
What about zinc levels?
Go with an oil with high zinc, or put in a zinc additive?
I forgot to say I also put a zinc additive in aswell but will be looking for oil that has it already added
This stuff has zinc, but seems to only be available in 20W50
i have checked this oil out and the zimc levels are as good as any costing 2 times more. Ordered 4 litres so will see how it performs check my oil pressure etc
It’s cheaper because it’s a mineral based oil, nothing wrong with that, but the more expensive ones tend to be semi synthetic, so your not comparing like for like.
Thanks for all your replies such a wide choice of oils some i have never heard of.
I'm using rektol classic https://www.qualitycarcovers.co.uk/absorbant-car-oil-mat/classic-engine-oil-rektol-se5.html
They have se, sf, sg grades
Nice find, that looks to be a well engineered product, doesn't say anything about the ZDDP content though, I'd assume the fact it's German made that it will be up to spec, but worth checking
I do have the ZDDP specs. But I'm out of the country until the end of the month. I think it's 1500.
SE=1088, SF=1189, SG/CE=950,
SE=1199, SF=1310, SG/CE=1047,
They also say the mix of all additive is important (what they have of course ) . Just adding ZDDP is not well balanced oil in the end.
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