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At the risk of getting flamed for asking.. An Oil question.

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by BlackdogTX, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. BlackdogTX

    BlackdogTX Member

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    I just did an oil change with Atlantic British/Dealer recommended Castrol OE "Professional" for my 2010 RR Sport SC. Can anybody tell me what the difference is other than price, between the Castrol OE "Professional" that I buy at AB, and the Castrol OE 5 gallon jugs available at WalMart? Also, I do my oil and filter changes every 5k miles. on all my vehicles.

    Thanks in Advance!
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  2. joey

    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    I almost hate to say this, but I generally just use Synthetic oil Mobil One in the weight the vehicle needs. Some people say oil is oil, just change it often.
     
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    Some people always try to second guess recommendation over the Engineers that built the motor. Use what factory recommends. Castrol Extend Edge will work, so will Amsoil .

    Mobil one is not recommended, go to Mobil oil site and check oil requirements for your vehicle.
    here's proof.

    https://www.mobil.com/en/lubricants/what-to-buy/find-the-right-motor-oil/product-recommendations?query=api/v1/en-us/wmi/recommendations/2010/11/2833/7845/0/0
    Recommended for your
    2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

    Based on what you've told us, your vehicle manufacturer recommends a 5W-20 viscosity and oil that meets Ford WSS M2C925-A. We currently do not offer any motor oils in the United States that meet these specifications.

    https://www.amsoil.com/lookup/auto-and-light-truck/2011/land-rover/range-rover/5-0l-8-cyl-engine-code-e-e/?volume=us-volume

    Signature Series 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil

    I hope this information enlighten some people so they can save money for unneeded motor repairs or replacement. Also stick to the oil weight 5W-20. I have seen motors ruined when they think thicker oil will work better.
     
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    Hi: I've been driving land rovers since 1973. I use land rover recommended viscosity oil. I've been using Amsoil 100% synthetic oil since 1974. It gives you more power, keeps engine clean like new inside. I started with a new L88 (defender type) 4 cyl, no AC, dual safari roof, and when it got wet, I had a crank to start the beast. A 1999 discovery II for 15 years, 09 RR sport HSE and now a 2016 LR4 HSE Lux. I do most of the maintenance, oil changes, expansion tank replacement, cooling systems, brakes. Amsoil the original synthetic oil manufacturer from Wisconsin, suggest to change oil every 25K miles. I change oil every 20K miles and filters every 10K miles. I use K&N reusable air filters, they last for the life of the car. But I am looking forwards to get me a 2021 Grenadier, since the real Defender was replaced by an expen$ive, elegant wagon with a defender name on the bonnet. If you maintain a Land Rover properly, it will last for a very long time. I live in Utah now.
     

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