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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:35 PM
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300tdi oil change

Where are folks finding thier filters and what experiences are people having with different oil in their 300s?
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I am useing Quaker State QS8A oil filters on mine. I get them at Canadian Tire here in... you guessed it, Canada. Fram PH8A or equivalent will also do the trick. I am using Shell Rotella 10W40 and all is well.

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Old July 7th, 2008, 08:53 PM
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The 300tdi filter is the same as the v8 filter. I get mine from RN.
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ditto on the shell rotella
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And luckily I have a shelf full of v8 filters. Is the sequencing the same as the v8 (drain oil, refill oil, replace filter)?
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Yes. Or at least that is what I've been doing. Just make sure the rubber seal on the top of the old filter comes off when you remove it. Due to the postion of the filter tucked up on the side, I missed this once during a filter change and put the new one on. Luckily I caught it right away when I fired the engine back up.
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Good data, thanks, Dave. I'm getting an oil pressure light at idle when the engine's at temperature (and yes, it's full of oil). My supposition is that it needs thicker oil in this climate -- are people finding that 10w40 is thick enough for the summer in these engines?

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Having never owed the V8, why do you need to drain oil, refill and then change the filter? On my Tdi (and everything else I have owned) I have always drained the oil, changed the filter then refilled. Never had a problem.

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On a V8 if you drop the oil and the filter at the same time you have a chance of loosing the prime on the oil pump.

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Wow, didn't know that. That was enlightening.
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tony do you have an OP gauge? check the connections on the sender and gauge wiring too, I've head problems with that on other LR vehicles.

we could temporarily hook up a mechanical gauge (I have a few laying around) if you are worried.

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Good data, thanks, Dave. I'm getting an oil pressure light at idle when the engine's at temperature (and yes, it's full of oil). My supposition is that it needs thicker oil in this climate -- are people finding that 10w40 is thick enough for the summer in these engines?

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I always have an extra oil pump gasket on hand for the v8 trucks. Re-priming is easy, but if you don't have the cheapo gasket around, you're down for a while waiting for it.
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tony do you have an OP gauge? check the connections on the sender and gauge wiring too, I've head problems with that on other LR vehicles.

we could temporarily hook up a mechanical gauge (I have a few laying around) if you are worried.
Thanks, Dave -- I'm going to change the oil first and see if that accomplishes anything.
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On a V8 if you drop the oil and the filter at the same time you have a chance of loosing the prime on the oil pump. Eric
Really? Is that a common problem? I've never had that issue on a V8 (Rover or otherwise).

I do always pre-fill the oil filter as full as possible, though... (but not so full that it spills all over the place when screwing it on).
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On a V8 if you drop the oil and the filter at the same time you have a chance of loosing the prime on the oil pump.
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So is this an issue with the 300Tdi as well? I changed the oil and filter when I installed the engine and again two weeks ago without problems. Have I been very lucky or is this drain, fill, change filter procedure not necessary with the Tdi?

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The pump is different on the Tdi. I would not suspect that it poses the same problem.
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Tony,

The Rover idiot light pressure senders are crap and cheap. Get a new one and install it when you change the oil. Had the same problem on a 3.9 and rebuilt the oil pump only to find out it was the warning light sensor.
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Really? Is that a common problem? I've never had that issue on a V8 (Rover or otherwise).

I do always pre-fill the oil filter as full as possible, though... (but not so full that it spills all over the place when screwing it on).

I have never had the issue on my V8's even before I knew about the possibility of it happening. I have had a few customers that have had the issue.

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