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Since LR is paying for routine service, are they using Synthetic or Regular oil?

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reg 5W30

and that is all that is recommended regardless of who is paying the tab. i have asked many times and even though they recommend 7500 between changes (although i do mine every 3000-3500) that is all they say you need.

if anyone hears differently, i'd like to know

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At my first 7500 , I changed mine to royal purple 5W30 fully synthetic, at the 15K service the shop foreman, was surprised how clean the oil was .
 

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If I bye a 2006 RRS SC with 11,000 miles I might bring in my own Synthetic oil.
However, if I end up buying a 2006 with 30,000+ miles should I stick with the regular oil?
 

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Mark_CT said:
If I bye a 2006 RRS SC with 11,000 miles I might bring in my own Synthetic oil.
However, if I end up buying a 2006 with 30,000+ miles should I stick with the regular oil?
With 30k, you may want to keep using what's been in there. If it's regular you could probably go Synthetic blend, but I wouldn't go full syn.
 

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Uh oh. I feel the synthetic vs. conventional debate stirring on our peaceful forum.

Regular oil is made from real dinosaurs and is organic. Synthetic is full of artificial stuff and not sold at Whole Foods.
 

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I'll try and make this simple ... yes I know.. goodluck :thumb:

If you drive your Rover like you stole it or more than 70% highway driven/miles... and change oil when your baby tells you too......Synthetic is the way to go... I run Royal Purple 5W30 Full Synthetic because, well...... I'm always 80+MPH and 95% of the time on the highways from NJ to ME and everything in between. It's not a un-common thing for me to drive to NYC for a lunch meeting 258 miles one way and then turn around and drive back.

If your and off-roader/soccer mom/ stop and go traffic /weekend trips/ frequent oil changer IE: every 3000-3500 miles= save the $$$$ and go with the organtic oil

Simple enough? :D
 

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gooseyloosey said:
Regular oil is made from real dinosaurs and is organic. Synthetic is full of artificial stuff and not sold at Whole Foods.
Yeah, and as a bonus the oil recommended by Land Rover (Castrol GTX 5W30) is also certified kosher. :lol:

For the new 5-liter gas engines on MY2010s (the service interval will be every 15K miles on those), Land Rover will continue to recommend non-synthetic oil, although of a different viscosity (5W-20.)

Correction. They will require full synthetic oil on the 2010s (Castrol SLX or equivalent), although I got the viscosity right...
 

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umbertob said:
Yeah, and as a bonus the oil recommended by Land Rover (Castrol GTX 5W30) is also certified kosher. :lol:
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Land Rover will continue to...although of a different viscosity (5W-20.)
Along those lines, during GW I, the locals were stealing cans of the synthetic turbine oil used in the M1-A1tank
and using it as cooking oil--unfortunately, there is an additive in it that causes blindness. The cans needed to be recalled to the US and relabeled with an Arabic warning not to eat it---so it wasn't halal either.

:doh: Methinks 5W-20 is there to get better gas mileage at the expense of engine wear. Thanks LR.
 

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texas911 said:
FYI, synthetics are also made from oil.
If you go back along the value chain far enough, you'll find the blow-up doll wouldn't have been possible without oil. :eek:

Guys, :eek: is the blow-up doll icon, right? I don't want to misuse it.
 

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There is a litany of things that will go wrong with your vehicle loooong before the ramifications of running conventional oil will ever manifest. But you know.... if you like supporting terrorism, then go right ahead. :clap:
 

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There is a litany of things that will go wrong with your vehicle loooong before the ramifications of running conventional oil will ever manifest. But you know.... if you like supporting terrorism, then go right ahead. :clap:
And you're on a Range Rover forum because......
 

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I posted this on the L322 forum last week, but it may help.

We use these guys for our lubricants simply because they have ties with JLR in their product testing and produce this data for us every month. My latest version is at the office, but this one is from October 2008.
 

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This is now the latest version I have. Let me know if you guys find it useful. I can always post another one later in the year. :thumb:
 
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