Alternative to Dealer Only Castrol Professional "E" for 2014-16 LR4's

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    Anyone found an alternative to the Castrol Professional "E" 0W-20 that can only be found at the dealer that is spec'd for the SC V6 in the 2014-16 LR4's? Just paid $188 for 10qts and filter.
     
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    Are you under warranty?
     
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    No, Out of warranty. I can't get an answer from Land Rover or Castrol regarding special requirements that make the Professional "E" unique, and why it's spec'd for the SC V6 motor. I'd think I could just use AMSOIL 0/20, and asked AMSOIL about it, and they said they don't make an oil that meets the "E" requirements/spec, but then they also could not tell me what those requirements/spec's were either.
     
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    Castrol paid money to JLR. Your call but any quality synthetic of the the proper grade changed at sane intervals will be fine. YMMV
     
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    I think you may also be wise to shop your filter options. Guesstimating that you paid around $12/qt at the dealer, so that means they soaked you for a $60-70 filter. People here are finding quality filters in the $10-25 range and having good results.
     
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    Oil was 13.95, and Filter was 33. I'll be looking at AMSOIL going forward and another source for the filter. Thanks for all the responses.

    tim
     
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    Ok now I’m thoroughly confused. It looks like my 2014 scv6 is specced 5w20 and the 2015-16 scv6 requires the 0w20 of the newer spec. Should I stick with the 5w20 or get the newer stuff? Found motul JLR specific that meets the STJLR.51.5122 spec in 0w20. I have a feeling this was primarily done for fuel economy purposes but I’m sure someone on here knows the real story.
     
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