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    Anyone know what the best oil is for Freelander TD4 2001 BMW engine? Different places say different types??

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    At our place we use castrol magnitec 10w40 semi synthetic.Lawson
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    Thanks for that but is there any problem with cheaper brands ie halfords and tescos? Does it matter if part synthetic Fully or mineral?

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    Dont see why you cant use some cheaper oil although i wouldnt recomend mireral oil i would stick to either semi or fully synthetic. Lawson
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    I was told that the FL needs 5w 30 Semi Synthetic, so is it 10w 40 as Lawson says or 5w 30? hmmmmmmmm, i am needing some myself.
    Halfrauds have 20% off their own at the mo so the 5w 30 semi synthetic is about 15 quid for 5l

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    Book says 5W30 semi synthetic for the Td4.
    Nothing wrong with the Halfords oil. It ticks all the other specifications too.
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    That makes it a good price then, especially as it will leave a few litres spare

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    I have had an oil change on my TD4 yesterday & the garage recommended a fully synthetic 5W40, this was purchased from Andrew Page motor Factors

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    5w30 semi synthetic is fitted across the range (including Jags). Halfords told me I needed 10w40 castrol edge at 41 a gallon. I have access to JLR internal websites, and the oil called for is 5w30. If its good enough for the new V6 3.0 Jag engine, one of the most advanced/powerful diesels around, its good enough for a poxy BMW engine.

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    Default Re: What oil for TD4??

    I'd need to look it up again but I think I saw 10w-40 as acceptable in the book when I looked a couple of weeks ago. I bought 20 litres of semi synth from Unipart on the strength of it. I think the viscosity ranges overalp a lot depending on ambient temperatures and 5W can go that bit lower.

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    Extract from owners manual for 02 model year from Rave CD. I'm sure it may well vary between different manuals and sources. One thing I've leant is that when it comes to seeking information - Consistence is not assured.

    Engine
    Engine
    ENGINE OIL
    Check the oil level weekly, or every 250 miles
    (400 km). Ideally the oil level should be checked
    with the engine cold and the vehicle resting on
    level ground. If the engine is already warm, then
    wait for at least two minutes after switching off
    before checking the level.
    NOTE: Check the engine oil more frequently if
    the vehicle is driven at high speeds for
    prolonged periods.
    Oil specification
    Petrol engines: 10W/40 engine oil meeting
    ACEA A2.
    Diesel engines: 10W/40 or 15W/40 engine oil
    meeting both ACEA A3 and ACEA B3
    specifications.
    NOTE: Mixing oil additives with the engine oil is
    not recommended and could damage the
    engine.
    Oils manufactured to the above specifications
    are suitable for use in temperatures between
    -20C to +30C (if ambient temperature falls
    outside these limits, seek advice from your
    dealer).

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    Default Re: What oil for TD4??

    i have just checked my TD4 owners manual & the recommeded engine oil for diesels range from Ow/30,5w/30,5w/40,5w/50,10w/30,10w/40 & 10w/60 these depend upon the tempeture range. All of these oils meet ACEA;A3 & B3

    0W/30 will protect from -30 degree C to 35 degree C
    5W/30 -30 C to 35 C
    5W/40 -30 C to 50 C
    5w/50 -30 C to 50 C
    10w/ 30 -10 C to 30 C
    10w/40 -10 C to 50 C
    10w/60 - 10 C to 50 C

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    I have just had my td4 serviced by a landrover mechanic and he used Castrol 10/40

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    fully synthetic 5/30 oil is used in vauxhalls that are serviced evey two years, it is a thinner oil than that of semi synthetic 10/40 both are ok for vehicle. 10/40 is cheaper though.

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    Default Re: What oil for TD4??

    I finally serviced mine last weekend and i used Halfrauds 5w 30 Fully synthetic.
    It was 32 for 5l, reduced from 44.
    I got the BMW spec one, which was a fiver more than the Ford/Vauxhall spec, but they were all 5w 30 FS!!!!!

    I think it took just over 6l in the end

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