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Its A D-4D 180 For Me...


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Hi all,

I'm soon to be a proud new owner of a 2007 D-4D 180 (D-CAT) estate! Its my 1st Toyota Avensis I've ever owned, having VW's(Polo 1.4 TDi) Audi's (A6 3.2) and Volvo's(S60 D5-Sport)in the past. I've always serviced my cars with either Castrol Edge 5W-30 (507 00) or Mobil 1 5W-40 engine oil. All with main dealer filters! Apart from using K&N Air filters as they seem to do an amazing job.

Can anyone tell me what grade of oil I should use for my new oil burner please? I've been on the Opie site and it suggested Amsoil Synthetic Engine Oil Series 3000 (HDD) 5w-30 Diesel Engine Oil or Mobil ESP 5W-30! But for some reason it didn't come up with Castrol Edge, which is a 507 00 spec like the Mobil ESP. I've noticed that the TBN numbers on both the Castrol and Mobil oils seem to be low at around the 7.6 mark, and the Amsoil is 12.1.

The car has covered 105000 miles now! But had a new "short" engine, CAT and EGR replaced at the main Toyota dealer under warranty. Is there anything else I should change, like gearbox oil etc? and if so whats the view on grade's and makes?

Looks like a great forum btw :-)


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