First post here.
I've had my Laredo for about 3 weeks and a bit over 800k's and haven't actually had to fill the tank yet !
It's going in for the 1000k check in the morning so I'll ask what they had filled it with when I drove it out of the yard.
The servicing sticker states Caltex lubricants so maybe it was Vortex.
I'd read that BP ultimate was the lowest in sulfur (ULS) and also Caltex Vortex. they both have <10ppm but could not find the actual figures.
I noticed that the diesel rattle sound is only slightly more noticeable when stone cold and also more noticeable when under load pulling away from lights 1000-1600rpm. It is more the fact that it runs smooth and sweet from 1800rpm up that you only notice the noise at lower revs.
I sat next to a quite new Hyundai i30 at the lights this morning, window down, and it's diesel was noiser than the JGC.
Nissan patrol 3L 4cyl TD is the worst rattle i've ever heard.
Before buying the JGC i'd tried a Ranger/BT-50, Prado, Hilux, Challenger, and a Territory. The JGC was the smoothest of the lot.
I'll probably fill it with either BP ultimate or Vortex tomorrow and drive it to Brisbane Sunday - ON ONE TANK
Coming back via the coast with the van on the back might need to fill up probably once.
I towed the van up to BNE 2 weeks ago behind my old Crewman - filled up 4 times $250+ and ran at 18L/100km.