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morrisons oil

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by sambodisco, Jun 27, 2009.

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  1. sambodisco

    sambodisco New Member

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    well guys at is credit crunch and i am skint as owt and urgently need an oil change, will morrisons extra value stuff be ok for the engine for a few mnth, or do u recomend scrapeing up the cash and getting the proper stuff
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    It'll be fine so long as it's the right grade for your engine.
     
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    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    When I was racing motorbikes (Katana 1000 sidecar outfit) we used the cheapest oil available, but changed it after three meetings. Engine never had issues ... ;)

    I reckon so long as the grade is right no harm will occur. The more expensive oils have (mostly) extra stuff added to do other things like clean oilways, anti-frothing agents which the cheaper oils might not have.
     
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    I would normally say yeah - oil is oil, however that Morissons 20W50 stuff is REAL rubbish - it's the turbo that would take a real hammering. I use it as flushing oil - some garages stock a slightly better budget oil, about £2 a litre, however once you got your old oil out, tip it into the fuel and you have just saved £7 of diesel! If its got big bits of sludge let it settle and take the top 6 litres off. Make the oil change a little cheaper!

    The oil gets a hard time going through the turbo bearings, the temperatures are high which breaks it down and reduces it's ability to lubricate. It might be more expensive in the long run. How often are you doing your oil?

    IF you need to use the Morrisons stuff, then put it in and make a point of early gear changes and not letting the turbo spool up until the engine is warmed a little (like you should anyway really - but more so with this oil).

    I got it quite hot in a generater engine I was cleaning out and it came out sort of diesel thin and seperated and funny.
     
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    thanks for that guys, will sort next week :)
     
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    I have used wilkinsons semi synthetic for years in my disco 1 £8 50 for 5 litres no problems at all:)
     
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    I take it you were joking about tipping old engine oil into the fuel even if you only used it to flush out your engine. I'd hate to think what that'll do to the fuel pump & injectors.
     
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    I've dumped old engine oil, dif oil, gearbox oil etc into my TD5 fuel tank after a service.
    Filtered first of course.

    No troubles at all.
     
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    yeah no problem with that, a pint or so of filtered old engine oil in every tank of diesel wil get rid of it, or spray it on yer chassis but dont tell the greenies if you're gonna do that!
     
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    Another vote here for tipping filtered engine oil into the tank, my Isuzu went like fook with a bit of that in it.
    Dont do it if you are going to leave it stood a week though or it may all acumilate, ackumealt, accoomalate, fook it, gather in the bottom of the tank:D
     
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    accumulate
     
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    I've left it for a while. It takes a few more turns of the crank to start, that's all.

    Highest concentration i've tried is 3:1 diesel to waste oil.
     
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