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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:44 PM
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OIL change

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Changing my oil this week and what is the proper oil to get. Should i use synthetic. and is it 5dash40 15dash40 etc... thanks

P.S. its on MY 95 d90 stock 88k mi
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Old May 27th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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I have been using Shell Rotella 15-40 conventional oil after being recommended specifically for these motors by many people.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 01:50 AM
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Oil choices are diverse, but 0w40 mobil one or 5w40 synthetic is pretty well regarded (rotella synthetic 5w40 if you are of the opinion that diesel type oil is better). I alternate between the two depending on what I have on hand.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 07:16 AM
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Mobil1 10w40 hi milage and a NAPA 1542 oil filter. Take the drain plug out slowly. Refill the sump before you change your filter, fill the new filter. Should take about 8 quarts.
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Want to learn more than you ever wanted to know about what oil to use for your Rover? Go here: http://www.discoweb.org/forums/showthread.php?t=54420
and here (follow-up thread):
http://www.discoweb.org/forums/showthread.php?t=57504
There is another thread somewhere there but I did not find it.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 09:42 AM
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Refill the sump before you change your filter.
Why?
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Old May 28th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Mobil 1 0w-40 if you want synthetic. Rotella 15w-40 for dino.
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Mobil1 10w40 hi milage and a NAPA 1542 oil filter
?? Isn't that a cartridge filter? Mine takes a spin-on. I use WIX 51515 (longer than OEM), about $4.50.
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Why?
So the pump does not lose prime. Also, I fill the oil filter with oil too.

I do it:

1. Drain oil (use oil filter box to block oil from hitting the exhaust) and refit drain plug.
2. Remove filter.
3. Put in 1 gallon of oil.
4. Fill new filter with oil and install.
5. Top up with total oil in at 6 quarts (pull dipstick out 2in or so to allow oil to enter engine properly).
6. Start engine.
7. Make sure oil light goes out.
8. Run for 1-2min.
9. Check oil level and top up additional as needed (usually takes between 6.5 and 7 quarts in total).
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Old May 28th, 2009, 11:18 AM
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So the pump does not lose prime. Also, I fill the oil filter with oil too.

I do it:

1. Drain oil (use oil filter box to block oil from hitting the exhaust) and refit drain plug.
2. Remove filter.
3. Put in 1 gallon of oil.
4. Fill new filter with oil and install.
5. Top up with total oil in at 6 quarts (pull dipstick out 2in or so to allow oil to enter engine properly).
6. Start engine.
7. Make sure oil light goes out.
8. Run for 1-2min.
9. Check oil level and top up additional as needed (usually takes between 6.5 and 7 quarts in total).
This is exactly the way I do it as well.

I must have misinterpreted Philip's post. I read it to mean he fills the sump before removing the old filter. That is what did not make sense to me.
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not to go too far off course but what would be better at keeping the engine running cooler? 0w-40? or 20w-50? I know the weights are more for season and weather conditions but would you think they would effect temperature too?

I would think the heavier weight would keep it cooler on short drives because it would take longer to warm up. though on longer highway driving the thinner weight would cool easier because it would not retain heat as long as it was circulated through the system.Any thoughts on this?
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I do fill the sump before I remove the old filter. My fuel milage decreased with the Rotella in my Classic.
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So the pump does not lose prime. Also, I fill the oil filter with oil too.
I've heard this (and similar ways) are the best as opposed to just pulling the filter and plug and refilling. That being said I've always just pulled the plug and filter and made sure I've filled the filter all the way up (allowing oil to really soak/bubble in) and then fill 'er up. I've never lost prime before.... or at least I'm not aware that I have! How does one know if you've lost prime? (Short of the engine seizing up of course...)
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Oil light stays on=lost prime. Not much of an issue on 1997s due to the different pump design.

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Rotella 5-40 it is, only because i have it on hand for my diesel jetta.
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x3 on the Mobil 1 0w-40, Just bought 7 quarts for an oil change tomorrow.
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How about high mileage mobil 1 10w30....ok to use?

Going to change the filter @500miles since first time w/syn
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any problems with Rotella 15-40 and using stock LR oil filter? (I still have a few filters left over)
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No. My machine shop guys says to using Valvoline Racing oil, its got the ZDDP.
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It's about the rating, not what's actually in it. There are other ways to obtain the rating without ZDDP.

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