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Hello,

I purchased a 2011 range rover sport supercharged a couple of months ago, with 100k miles.

I am looking to do its first oil change.

I purchased an oem filter.

I am debating on which oil to put in.

There is a slight ticking from the engine, I was thinking to put a 5w-30 oil in it.

Also, which brand is the best to use? I was thinking castrol...
 

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"Best Oil" debates will rage on for decades. These Jag V8s are not the quietest powerplants ever made, but be aware you have a triple-whammy for the timing chain problem. The 2011-2012 MY are beginning to have issues with loose timing chains due to a poorly designed guide and tensioner setup. The other two markers are the 80-100k mile range, and supercharged models seem to be experiencing a higher instance of the problem.

Don't go straight to worrying about the timing chain, but be aware that an oil change is not going to shush that engine. Our 2011 N/A was fairly noisey when we bought it over a year ago, and has not gotten any worse. Just keep your ear tuned to the motor for changes and listen at the grill while it's running once in awhile. One other thing to do is listen at the grill while someone starts it up cold. Slack timing chains can put out some tell-tale racket during cold start up.
 

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I would stay with recommended viscosity - 5W20 ... there is a Liqui Moly Oil on Amazon that meets the Ford specs, if you don't want to get the Castrol stuff from the dealer. ... Would any good 5W20 synthetic work ? Maybe, but I would also not run 15K oil change intervals in that case.
 
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