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Merlin



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Is 5w-20 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil OK?

Managed to order 5w-20 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil instead of 5w-30. Any experts out there to tell me if I can use this without worry.

Merlin

Post #686040 12th Feb 2018 1:24pm
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Roy5695



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS DCPU Indus Silver

new engines are designed to run with specific grades of oil! especially if you have a 2.2 with DPF fitted! id send it back and get the right stuff for the engine. 2011 Defender DCPU 2.2

Roy

Post #686041 12th Feb 2018 1:32pm
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Merlin



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It's a 2.4L 2008 Puma. Merlin

Post #686073 12th Feb 2018 2:44pm
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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

I stick with the manual...

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Post #686088 12th Feb 2018 4:46pm
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gilarion



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I would not use that grade of oil. I always use Millers fully synthetic 5w-30 from Opie Oils For those who like Welsh Mountains and narrow boats have a look at my videos and photos at..

http://www.youtube.com/user/conwy1

Post #686091 12th Feb 2018 4:52pm
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zsd-puma



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

Oil with the correct Ford grade is readily available, so I wouldn't bother with the stuff you have personally.

Post #686102 12th Feb 2018 6:00pm
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Mdm



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fast way to wreck your engine.

i've had a similar argument with a friend whose cat/dpf issues where blamed on wrong oil grade and long service intervals eg he didn't bother with a 6-12 k service and just did 1 oil change a year.

i would stick to the right grade of oil and the right spec as well.

Post #686113 12th Feb 2018 6:34pm
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Merlin



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Thanks for your advice, I have contacted Opie and they have now collected the oil and have sold me the correct grade.

Merlin

Post #686342 13th Feb 2018 2:29pm
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