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An oil question - sorry...!

Discussion in 'TD5' started by london stu, May 27, 2012.

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  1. london stu

    london stu New Member

    May 6, 2012
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    Hi guys

    About to do my first oil change in my Disco 2 TD5. (My first oil change on any car ever, in fact).

    I've been through the posts on here, and the consensus seems to be that I can use 5w30 semi-synthetic as long as I change it every 6000 miles.

    Assuming that's correct, is it worth spending the extra for a premium brand (Castrol etc.) or will I be OK with an own-brand oil from Asda or Halfords?

    Also, any real need to pay for a premium brand filter kit rather than an aftermarket one? I'm looking at either the Paddocks premium kit (Mann / Mahle / Coopers) or the cheapy one (Britpart).

    Thanks as always.

  2. fanatic

    fanatic RESPECT IS EARNED, BEATINGS ARE FREE ;-) LZIR Despatch Agent

    Jul 11, 2008
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    Personally I'd only buy a premium brand filter
    Oil wise any make you like as long as it meets the minimum specification in the owners manual.
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