Engine oil for the 300 TDi - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old June 5th, 2008, 09:14 PM
SOUTHPAW26
Status: Offline
Kelly
1994 D90-1993 NAS 110#280
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 205
Engine oil for the 300 TDi

What kind on engine oil are you guys running in your 300 TDi? And what is the capacity?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old June 5th, 2008, 09:54 PM
JackW's Avatar
JackW
Status: Offline
Jack Walter
1966 109 SW Diesel
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Roswell, GA, USA
Posts: 930
Shell Rotella T 10W40 - just under 8 quarts
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 5th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Overlander's Avatar
Overlander
Status: Offline
mark kellgren
in between D's in an 04 D2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,531
Registry
Mobile one turbo diesel
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old June 5th, 2008, 10:37 PM
cdb
Status: Offline
Clark Bowen
1969 Series 2a/OM617 Bugeye 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 775
Rotella and changed every 3,000 miles.

Clark
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 6th, 2008, 06:40 PM
JFD's Avatar
JFD
Status: Offline
Julien Dalbin
05 Tdi 90
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dominican Republic
Posts: 1,888
Motul 15W40 - 5.6 liters + 0.8 liter for filter - change every 5,000 km
__________________
" Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se. "
- Charles Eames
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old June 6th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,839
Registry
rotella in all my diesels because its easy and cheap by the case @ Sams Club
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old June 6th, 2008, 10:40 PM
RyanS's Avatar
RyanS
Status: Offline
Ryan
'93 NAS 110
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 426
Mobil Delvac 1300 - Good oil at a decent price (Walmart). IMO, more important than oil choice is to change often due to soot contamination.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old June 8th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Antichrist's Avatar
Antichrist
Status: Offline
Tom Rowe
Defender/Disco/Series/MoD
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 1,280
I've been using Castrol (formerly Drydene) Dieselall since about 1979. They call it Tection Extra and Tection HD now.
__________________
Tom Rowe
Atlanta, GA

Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
in places even more inaccessible.

62 88 Regular
67 109 6cyl NADA x2
74 Lightweight - The Antichrist
95 DI 5-speed
95 D90 5-speed
97 D1 Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old June 10th, 2008, 02:01 AM
smenzel's Avatar
smenzel
Status: Offline
Sandro
1967 Series IIA
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 330
Chevron Delo with 3k changes.

Sooner or later I'll start having the oil checked to see how it's wearing just to make sure I'm changing at the correct interval.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old June 10th, 2008, 08:22 AM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackW
Shell Rotella T 10W40 - just under 8 quarts

I second that.....
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old June 10th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Mark McDonough's Avatar
Mark McDonough
Status: Offline
Mark McDonough
66' IIa, 95 D 90 300 Tdi, 94,98 D1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Up Country, NH USA
Posts: 179
Diesel Oil

I used to be a big fan of castrol until they began blending their oils.

I have used Valvoline Blue with great success and am very happy with the oils performance after sending out for analysis at Blackstone labs http://www.blackstone-labs.com. The Valvoline Blue product is fairly new in the last couple of years but it is an oil engineered for Diesel engines.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
300 tdi, engine, tdi

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
V8 Engine Oil - Synthetic vs Semi Synthetic nickt Defender Technical Discussions 68 September 18th, 2016 09:38 AM
300 tdi oil type for old engine discotdi Defender Technical Discussions 0 September 15th, 2008 04:42 PM
1995 SW 300 Tdi neo812 For Sale - Vehicles 6 July 31st, 2005 04:55 PM
MTL prices in Mass, 300 Tdi oil artm Defender Technical Discussions 4 September 10th, 2004 11:45 AM
Oil Info XD90 Defender Technical Discussions 5 September 7th, 2004 10:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:54 PM.


Copyright