What is the best oil type prefer to use on a 3306 Engine in Africa?

  • Who makes the 3306? What does the manual tell you for an oil grade?
    – Solar Mike
    Sep 3 '17 at 7:25
  • Its a very vague question what type of vehicle 3306 is ?
    – DhKo
    Sep 4 '17 at 17:54
  • @DhKo - Hopefully you saw the tags and read the answer already posted. Sep 4 '17 at 18:35
  • @Paulster2 yes I can see them.I was not able to see them a while ago maybe some network issue at my end.
    – DhKo
    Sep 4 '17 at 19:00

There are few variants used on Caterpillar machines. NA and T. They take up to 7~7.3 gallons of engine oil in 15W40 grade. Some people even use 20W50 and say it keeps the pistons good. Use CJ-4 and above standard synthetic fluid.

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    Not that it matters much, but you forget the TA variant (Turbocharger-Aftercooler). Caterpillar recommends 15W-40 oil (theirs, of course) for the 3306 engines. I agree with your assessment about synthetic oils. They will work best with the least amount of problems in the African heat. Sep 3 '17 at 12:59

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