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    Default Caltex Havoline Energy 5w30

    I changed from using Castrol Magnatec for years to Caltex Delo 400.

    On my 95 2.4SRX Hilux I have noticed an improvement(oil pressure light goes out almost immediatley and cam chain less noisey on start up) but on my 2700i fuel consumption seems to have increased since changing to Delo.

    So I have been looking at maybe using a synthetic oil more suited for petrol engines like Castro Edge.

    But then I came across Caltex Havoline Energy 5w30 which claims up to 6% better fuel consumption.

    I am just worried that a viscosity of 30 is a bit low for our climate?

    Although in the FAQ on there website they say it isn't a problem with modern engines which have smaller tolerances.

    Here is the link to Havoline Energy:

    http://www.havoline.com/products/sa/...il_energy.html

    And the FAQ:

    http://www.havoline.com/products/sa/faq.html

    Any opinions?
    2012 Fortuner 4.0 V6 4x4
    1995 Hilux 2.4 SRX(4x2)

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    I'm a delo 400 fanatic but would not feel bad at all by using havoline.

    I have found that I have less oil 'weeping' from seals when using delo400 over other oils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePikanini View Post

    I have found that I have less oil 'weeping' from seals when using delo400 over other oils.
    I have a slight leak on my rear crankshaft seal on my 2.4SRX.
    I found that when I changed to delo400 the leak is still there but it isn't leaking as bad.I was getting small drips of oil on the garage floor before now the floor remains clean.There is still some oil on the bell housing though.
    2012 Fortuner 4.0 V6 4x4
    1995 Hilux 2.4 SRX(4x2)

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    4ePikanini Guest

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    delo 400 has an additive that lets the seals swell slightly.

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