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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #45 on: 10 November 2017, 14:39:45 »

Sheer delight of an oil change though, takes minutes. Modern cars which have massive under trays and access issues, no dip stick worry me for Jag XF/XJ if I DIY.  :(

On my list for the next swede service is to a) repair the undertray and b) cut a small section out of it to allow sump plug access.  ::)

Given I'm under it about once a quarter, keep dropping the undertray is a right PITA
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #46 on: 10 November 2017, 16:36:48 »

But that would make buying oil as easy as getting any low saps 5w30 from any where.
What kind of OOFer are you to suggest such a thing?
That was the problem, trying to find low saps C1 oil, meeting stupid Fraud spec 934-b, at a sensible price.  Not helped when *EVERY* stupid web site like Euroshite actually specify an unsuitable oil for my car (probably because they make better profit on the lower spec Fraud 913 (which when you look up that Ford spec clearly state unsuitable for DPF cars)).

The shit ain't gonna be in there long enough to worry about marketing wank. But I ain't so stupid to put in what Euroshite and friends "recommend", because I'm not enough of a sucker to believe what they say.

So I've acquired some, that meets the spec, I reckon an oil change will come to just under £40, as the filters are a bit pricey at just over £5 delivered.

At current mileage, I expect it to get new oil approx. 3 - 4 times a year max, as its only insured for 20k pa.

Further research suggests I don't have a Fraud engine....its a JLR one.....now try finding stuff for that!
I did in my search.  Budget for Vaseline as well, when you give your credit card details.....
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #47 on: 10 November 2017, 16:39:13 »

Modern cars which have massive under trays and access issues, no dip stick worry me for Jag XF/XJ if I DIY.  :(
Designed really to be sucked out.  I might try that this weekend on the XJ.  No dipstick isn't a problem really.
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« Reply #48 on: 10 November 2017, 16:40:12 »

Reminds me I need more GM 10/40, I thought I had loads left in drum. But it was empty, had enough for this change though.

Sheer delight of an oil change though, takes minutes. Modern cars which have massive under trays and access issues, no dip stick worry me for Jag XF/XJ if I DIY.  :(

Igenium engine has a dipstick  :y
As does my XJ. It lives in the cushioned leather, behind the steering wheel :P
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #49 on: 10 November 2017, 17:22:51 »

Modern cars which have massive under trays and access issues, no dip stick worry me for Jag XF/XJ if I DIY.  :(
Designed really to be sucked out.  I might try that this weekend on the XJ.  No dipstick isn't a problem really.

How is this achieved btw? I always assumed it was sucked out through the dipstick hole, but clearly not!
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #50 on: 10 November 2017, 18:15:47 »

It pours out through a sump plug, like any other car.  ;D
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #51 on: 10 November 2017, 18:47:32 »

Reminds me I need more GM 10/40, I thought I had loads left in drum. But it was empty, had enough for this change though.

Sheer delight of an oil change though, takes minutes. Modern cars which have massive under trays and access issues, no dip stick worry me for Jag XF/XJ if I DIY.  :(

Igenium engine has a dipstick  :y

Good to know  :y

Might blag a test drive in new XE or XF, see how smooth it goes.
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #52 on: 10 November 2017, 18:49:57 »

Modern cars which have massive under trays and access issues, no dip stick worry me for Jag XF/XJ if I DIY.  :(
Designed really to be sucked out.  I might try that this weekend on the XJ.  No dipstick isn't a problem really.

How is this achieved btw? I always assumed it was sucked out through the dipstick hole, but clearly not!

Did this on the VW, but itís messy dealing with kit afterwards. Actual extraction is clean and easy. Also I think I should have got the oil hotter, but pump said only run engine for a few mins.

Not convinced I got it all either, I went via the dip stick. Guess you go via main filler on Jag V6?
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #53 on: 11 November 2017, 10:35:41 »

Modern cars which have massive under trays and access issues, no dip stick worry me for Jag XF/XJ if I DIY.  :(
Designed really to be sucked out.  I might try that this weekend on the XJ.  No dipstick isn't a problem really.

How is this achieved btw? I always assumed it was sucked out through the dipstick hole, but clearly not!
It has a dedicated tube, you just connect hose to a connector at top of engine. Allegedly.
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #54 on: 11 November 2017, 13:59:32 »

Ah that makes sense. But I'd say that for DIY the cost of the sucker and ar$e ache of cleaning it out makes it not worth bothering
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #55 on: 11 November 2017, 19:47:15 »

Ah that makes sense. But I'd say that for DIY the cost of the sucker and ar$e ache of cleaning it out makes it not worth bothering
I already have a pump, that I've had for a while for another project that I never got round to  :-[
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #59 on: 12 November 2017, 14:33:55 »

http://www.tradeclubparts.co.uk/trade-club-oil-advisor?utm_source=VTC+National+IMT+List+10.01.17&utm_campaign=9f249eecfb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb6354a12d-9f249eecfb-118502029
I asked twice at my dealer - around 3 months ago, they couldn't check as TC were changing oil supplier, and last week, he gave me the part number, but it was no longer available.

I'm hoping its just a glitch whilst they change supplier, so next year.... :y
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