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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:46 PM
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Oil Change

About to change the oil in the 110 for the first time myself when I do the oil lines. What brand/type of oil should I buy? 8 quarts right?
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:56 PM
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7 quarts and Mobil One 0w40. Buy 8 for topping up.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 10:09 PM
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thanks

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I thought synthetic was bad for a defender?
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 10:16 PM
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I thought synthetic was bad for a defender?
?

Who told you that?
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 10:17 PM
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No, it's bad for your driveway.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 10:17 PM
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Have a friend with a 95 pick up. He said the one time he changed to synthetic he had leaks. As soon as he switched back they were gone.
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Well, if it leaks, switch back.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 10:56 PM
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thats it? that is the advice?
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A 95 pick up? No need to revive the classic "is synthetic any good" debate here. Suffice to say that synthetic oil has the miraculous property of possessing different physical characteristics depending on the beliefs of the user.
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thats it? that is the advice?
The advice was the first post. That post was to end the inevitable deabte re: synthetic. Feel free to search for past threads on pros and cons.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 11:01 PM
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thats it? that is the advice?
Ron forgot to mention the incantations you must recite after striking the appropriate rune upon the engine casing. A sacrifice to the machine-god might help - do you have any spare driveline parts to leave as an offering?
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Well, if it leaks, switch back.
Ah, yes...but we sure do miss those easy starts when it's in the single digits or less.

Heck, you're in LA. Just use regular oil and save your cash for the necessities. A boob job, facelift, Botox...
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryri...7603821849089/

This is the pick up - ST converted by rovers north
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Aw, such a cute little guy. To bad synthetic oil ruined it and the driveway it sits on.
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Well I have used Mobil One 10w-30 in my 94 D-90 since about 1998. It has 200k plus on the engine and still runs great. Not to mention that when my oil lines blew the fire was minimal. Bonus for the synthetic being less flammable!?

Anyways now that I have jinxed myself I am going to go drive down the highway as my engine and drivetrain simultaneously explode in a shower of metal.

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Isn't that Letourney's old truck?
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On a older engine, the synthetic yes can cause minor leaks. Why is because the synthetic cleans all the gunk around your old seals and they dont like that, regular dino oil leaves this film around the seals and thus slows down leaks.

If you ever open an engine which used synthetic oil, you can see how clean it is.

I have used Mobile one on all my cars & trucks, I have a Tacoma with 287,000 & it doesnt smoke at all or burn any oil.
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OK, let's end this thread now before I get further annoyed by this stupid question being asked endlessly.

Let's see who can refrain from replying...
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Well I have used Mobil One 10w-30 in my 94 D-90 since about 1998. It has 200k plus on the engine and still runs great. Not to mention that when my oil lines blew the fire was minimal. Bonus for the synthetic being less flammable!?

Anyways now that I have jinxed myself I am going to go drive down the highway as my engine and drivetrain simultaneously explode in a shower of metal.

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Old February 24th, 2009, 09:37 AM
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What about recent research that has shown how (due to some recent changes in additive properties, I think) many automotive oil formulations provide inadequate protection to flat tappet lifter assemblies such as those found in Land Rover v8 engines? They were advising to use Rotella 15-w40 and the like.

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