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What oil is best for my Mitsubishi Delica 2.8td auto 1995 100,00 miles. should i use synthetic or semi or mineral and also what grade? Many thanks in advance, Craig PS the model states mighty max, but i had to pick one and Delica was not on the list, so sorry about that

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  • Craig Gregson Jul 09, 2009

    Thank you both so much for your kind advice.

  • Craig Gregson Jul 09, 2009

    Thank you so much for your kind advice.

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I would use a castrol 5-W30 because castrol is a tar based oil and not a wax based like penzoil which is bad for you engine. Yes you could use a full synthetic but keep in mind that if you have any leaks it will leak even more because sytnthetic oil molecules are smaller and will find their way past gaskets pretty easily. if you are worried about that just use castrol high mileage 5-W30. If your not worried about that then use castrol fully synthetic 5-W30. Hope this helps.

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Use 5w 30 or synthetic. Synthetic is a multi-viscosity which changes with the weather and temperature. I use it in every vehicle.

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Which Oil Should I Use?


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At one time people used to use a thicker oil in their car engine during the winter months and a thinner oil during the summer months.

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Using semi synthetic oil in a zero-tolerance engine will cause very rapid wear indeed. Topping up a zero-tolerance engine with mineral oil can have catastrophic results. Not only does it not afford protection but it - the mineral oil - will form a 'globule' - a ball - inside the oil sump/pan that will block the oil pump pick-up with absolute catastrophic results - very quickly.

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Other grades of fully synthetic are fully suitable for all non-zero tolerance engines.

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Short journeys destroy engine oil - particularly mineral oil. Toxins and carbons accumulate in the oil and cause it to break down into 'sludge'. Semi synthetic oil is more resistant to breaking down, and fully synthetic is even better.

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ps, your drivers manual will give you a good idea.

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