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I've been changing my own oil for years on most of my vehicles, most recently I had purchased the oil evacuator when doing my 2011 BMW 740il and my 2010 Range Rover. The evacuator makes it so quick and easy.

So here's my question; I have a 2016 RR HSE Td6 with 28k miles, the dealer said I don't need an oil change for another 15k miles. To me that seams waaaay too long, is it?

My rig is CPO, so should I have the dealer change the oil and should I wait for the recommended time frame? I plan on keeping this car for awhile.

What is the average charge for a dealer to change the oil?
 

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Just change it yourself. Will give you piece of mind and you will know that it’s good. Especially since you already have the evacuator and know how to do it. Its super easy to change the oil and reset the alert on these trucks.

I change my own oil and filters on my 2015 (also CPO, but oil changes are not covered to my knowledge) every year without regard for miles (and it’s less than 10k/yr going on that truck).

Dealer will probably charge a few hundred dollars at least, and will try to up-sell something else that’s (not)needed so I tend to avoid them.
 

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Just change it yourself. Will give you piece of mind and you will know that it’s good. Especially since you already have the evacuator and know how to do it. Its super easy to change the oil and reset the alert on these trucks.

I definitely agree that changing the oil is a very simple process. What I haven't been able to do is reset the maintenance minder. I've tried the open door, open hood and press the excel process as seen on youtube but doesn't seem to work on my 2016.

Is there a different reset process I should be performing?

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I would not be waiting 15-16K miles to change the oil. I would be doing it every 6-8k miles personally, It has been shown many times the ridiculous intervals manufacturers are recommending now is only causing damage, it doesnt matter who makes the oil or what the components of the oil are its just not good practice to leave it that long.
 

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In Houston, It depends on the Dealership, from $160-$189.00. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. However they want to "up-sell" everything under the hood. Big turn off for me. After warranty I'll go to PepBoys for my oil changes. Pep Boys do my other cars and have been fantastic in service and price.
 

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Don't go to the dealer. Go to PDX British. They are fully certified for 3rd party warranty work.
Thanks RRToadHall!

I'm closer to Lake Oswego, do you know anything about Freeman Motors?
 

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Having already owned a fluid evacuator, it cost me $50 for oil and and $25 for the oil filter. Takes me about 5 minutes actual work. Most time is spend cleaning the engine bay and topping off other fluids. I do this every 5000 miles or one year.
 

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I think the Td6 requires a different oil that's slight more expensive; $74.99. Depends on how much the dealer or Freeman Motors charges though I guess.
 

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Being a Ford motor, I’d go to the Ford dealer and ask for 3.0 Powerstroke oil. Less expensive and the correct stuff.

Same specifications.

IMO 5-10k mile changes are far better for a Diesel engine. They’re sooty internally.. you couldn’t pay me to go 16k miles on any oil, in any engine.

I change my oil in my 2017 3.0 ever 8k miles. I keep all receipts and write down mileage for each oil change so I do not have issues with warranty. I buy the filters from the dealership under my account for $50, I use Pennzoil Platinum Ultra 5w30. It has correct JLR certifications.


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The recommendation is 5w20 ... not 5w30 for the diesels...and you do have to watch for the DPF ...
 

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I should have mentioned my own truck is a petrol model. 5w30 is what is put on my oil cap. The point of that section was warranty.
 

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well I have some time to figure it all out, the suction pipe is the one to the left of the oil filler correct? I have a vacuum evacuator that I used to use on my 2010 RR. I'm assuming all other processes are the same, i.e. 4 turns (full rotation) to loosen the filter cap then suction the oil, replace filter and then replace the oil. How many quarts do the Td6 engines hold?
 

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TD6 6.3 U.S. quart (6 liters)
 

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2016 RRTD6. In NA and I’m sure EU you can find and purchase Ravenol Motor Oil which has the correct specs for JLRTD6. In NA you can find it at a reasonable price on Amazon (link below). I drive mine mostly in local traffic and the most I’ve gotten out of a new oil change is about 7500 miles. I have been able to reset the Oil Change Light using the hood/door/gas/brake method. But, apparently this was designed as An ‘in an emergency’ function and when used repetitively, it will eventually stop working. JLR service advisor said that afternoon about 4 end user resets it will botyom out and it will have to be reset via diagnostic equipment. Oh, btw, when I told him I change my oil and it does not last long he immediately blamed me then the filter and then the oil. I do take pictures of the odometer, oil and filter and have been doing so every 5k miles for car with 25k miles on it. He stayed quiet the rest of the conversation. I do use original JLR oil filter. It seems like these people will use and abuse anything to blame DIY owners and 3rd party mechanics. Love the car, hate the dealership BS at wallet gauging prices. Just bc one can afford a RR one shouldn’t gauged.
 

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2016 RRTD6. In NA and I’m sure EU you can find and purchase Ravenol Motor Oil which has the correct specs for JLRTD6. In NA you can find it at a reasonable price on Amazon (link below). I drive mine mostly in local traffic and the most I’ve gotten out of a new oil change is about 7500 miles. I have been able to reset the Oil Change Light using the hood/door/gas/brake method. But, apparently this was designed as An ‘in an emergency’ function and when used repetitively, it will eventually stop working. JLR service advisor said that afternoon about 4 end user resets it will botyom out and it will have to be reset via diagnostic equipment. Oh, btw, when I told him I change my oil and it does not last long he immediately blamed me then the filter and then the oil. I do take pictures of the odometer, oil and filter and have been doing so every 5k miles for car with 25k miles on it. He stayed quiet the rest of the conversation. I do use original JLR oil filter. It seems like these people will use and abuse anything to blame DIY owners and 3rd party mechanics. Love the car, hate the dealership BS at wallet gauging prices. Just bc one can afford a RR one shouldn’t gauged.

Ravenol J1A1571-005 FLJ 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil - LR Jag STJLR.03.5005 (5L, Case of 4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071RTCKMP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6S4aEbYBSQG85
 
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