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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:04 PM
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300Tdi Oil Change Process

Changing oil in the 300 Tdi. Is the procedure the same as Rover V8s? That is, do I drain sump until empty, refit the drain plug then fill with Rotella 15w40, then remove the old filter, fill new filter with new oil and refit, then start engine and let it run a minute and shut down and check level? Or do I change the filter before filling engine with fresh oil?

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Old August 21st, 2006, 11:57 PM
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The 300 TDi is a little different. Because it is Euro-spec, things are done in metric. So you have to reverse the process. Fill the engine up with new oil, then change the filter. Lastly, pull the drain plug and let all the oil drain out. And your done!
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 01:26 AM
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The 300 TDi is a little different. Because it is Euro-spec, things are done in metric. So you have to reverse the process. Fill the engine up with new oil, then change the filter. Lastly, pull the drain plug and let all the oil drain out. And your done!
Fortunately, when you surround your defender in a full-body cage, the engine feels safe and cozy - free from harm. In this nurturing environment the engine will run with no oil.

If you dont have such a cage, you might do what I do, which is drain the oil, remove old filter, fill and attach new filter, replace plug and fill remainder with oil.
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you might do what I do, which is drain the oil, remove old filter, fill and attach new filter, replace plug and fill remainder with oil.
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Jim's method is the one I'd go for too.
Buck's method saves on oil but you'd get through engines at a phenominal rate
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dont forget to then clean up all the oil that pours down your diff and makes a huge mess every time.. That damn filter is in such a shitty spot.
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Old August 27th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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dont forget to then clean up all the oil that pours down your diff and makes a huge mess every time.. That damn filter is in such a shitty spot.
Oh thats right, I love that. I usually put some rags on the diffto absorb and deflect the mess.
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I wrap the whole filter in a large plastic bag
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