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Category: Engine Lubrication System

Nissan Elephant Oil - Nissan's own brand of oil was 'Elephant' brand, so named (as legend has it) after some dazzling successes in the East African Safari Rally. The first of these was the class win in 1966 with the Bluebird P411-TK.


Elephant Formula
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Elephant formulas for race, rally, touring and tuneup. Good for the street too.

エレファント フォーミュラ: レース, ラリー あるいは高速ツーリグ用にチユーンアップしたエンジンには特にフォーミュラの使用をおすすぬいたします。もちろん一般市街地にも適用するよう十分配慮がなされています。

Motor Oil

card found with B110 documentation in the Service Dial folder
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. / ??? - Nissan ? Co., Ltd.

20W-40, Super Deluxe, PCV MS
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エレファント デルックス モーターオイル
Elephant Deluxe Motor Oil
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PCV Elephant *Motor Oil* MS [Motor Severe] 10W-30
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Super PCV 20W-40 tin | litre
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Oil cap

Datsun B10
15255-12551 Oil cap [plain blue with small arrow sticker]
B10 Japan
15255-15852 CAP-oil filler <> 15255-15853
15255-15853 CAP-oil filler (from E/E A10-1550971)
15255-10651 CAP-oil filler (??地仕様) (op.) ALL
15270-11200 PACKING-oil filler cap

ダットサン エレファント オイルキャップ新品 J型 H型 R型エンジン用 521 620 セドリック キャラバン

Oil cap - unfortunately not used on 1200
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The cap says '工レフイントオイルを注入してさい' which translates more or less to 'Elephant Oil Fill Occasionally'.

JDM Datsun 1000
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One has Japanese script around the outside of 'OIL', the 'Elephant' cap, and the '710' cap is peculiar to Australia ... Nissan's 'Elephant' brand oils and fluids were indeed named after successes in the East African Safari Rally ... It seems that there are at least two varieties of 'Elephant' cap.

One is made to be used with a Valve cover that has a completely flat mating surface. This cap has a place for an O-ring to be installed on it's lower sealing surface.

The other variety of 'Elephant' cap is made for use with a Valve cover that has a groove in the valve cover for an O-ring to be seated, and the cap's sealing surface is completely flat.

Aussie '710' Oil Caps -- story
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Decals on stock 1200 caps
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Bprojects Oil Cap Sticker
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Photos at

  • Photo: Nissan Genuine Elephant Oil
  • Photo: Elephant Motor Oil can 

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