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No, it's not oil for your 426 Hemi. Nissan's own brand of oil was 'Elephant' brand, why it's name that who can tell

You may have noticed the elephant on your Datsun 1000 oil cap
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Or on your Datsun 710

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Turns out there were many formulas of Elephant oil, including gold top, green top, and red white & blue. Here's a card that was included with B110 documentation in the Service Dial folder

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Posted on: 2018/9/19 22:27
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MS = Motor Severe API classification matching the bygone API-SJ. Replaced by today's API-SM (reduced ZDDP) oil

In litre cans, larger tins and big buckets. Says "Nissan Genuine" on the side and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Posted on: 2018/9/20 2:14
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I wonder if these are still good?

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Apparently the elephant oil cap is a JDM OPTION cap
15255-10651 CAP-oil filler (op.) ALL

The regular 1000 oil cap is plain blue with a little arrow sticker. There were three kinds

Used by R16 (Datsun Roadster), J13 (bluebird, 521, 620) and H engine too

Also known as a "blowby cap" because fumes will come out of it -- visibly so when the engine is worn. 1200 uses a sealed cap

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Posted on: 2018/9/23 2:51
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Memorabilia - Elephant Oil
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As befitting any worthy brand there were various promotional items/memorabilia

Anyone recognize the bird/crescent logo on the MCS ashtray?

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Re: Memorabilia - Elephant Oil matchboxes
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matches came in these for some reason

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Awesome thread. I love ephemera. The collected items are in amazing condition.

Are any of the decals reproduced? What about the little fella in the center of the ashtray?

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Good question. Bprojects is selling the silver oil cap stickers
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MCS Man is not repro'd as far as I know. I tried to find out what it means (Dept of Nissan?) but came up blank. The bird/arrow logo seems vaguely familiar though

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Anyone recognize the bird/crescent logo on the MCS ashtray?

Ashtray - Elephant Oil
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The same logo is in this picture posted by sunny_coupe110:
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Looking on google, I found that's Maruzen Oil and the swallow logo

Why did Maruzen Oil promote Nissan Elephant oil? Based on the logos on the Nissan Service book, it seems they had a relationship with these Oil companies that ran gasoline stands (service stations)

* Idemitsu petroleum
* Common Oil
* Shell
* Maruzen Oil

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Google has more pics of Maruzen ashtrays. Looks like they made various versions of the same model

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Multigrade oil first came out in 1952. Gold-top 20W-40

Elephant oil caps either had a central animal figure or the Nissan-Datsun hamburger with elephant inside

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