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#4664333 - 02/12/18 09:01 PM Land Rover discovery 2.7L 17700km
shanegtr Offline

Registered: 03/26/17
Posts: 16
Loc: Western Australia
Just thought I'd share my latest UOA. First sample since I've moved from a 5w30 to 5w40 oil. Still using Valvoline synpower. Gone longer on this sample than previous ones and the wear materials look good overall- lab has flagged viscosity which is just a little low for a SAE40, but hardly a concern at this stage IMHO. Will be running this oil until around 26000km at which point I'll take another sample and see how it looks, may run a little longer or may dump it depending on results

#4664492 - 02/13/18 05:46 AM Re: Land Rover discovery 2.7L 17700km [Re: shanegtr]
dnewton3 Offline

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7392
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I'm not familiar with this engine series; don't have data on it. I assume since you posted this in the diesel section, it is diesel. Is the oil there diesel rated? In the States, we think of "Synpower" as a PCMO. But the product you have may be different than ours.

Seems to shed a wee bit of Fe, doesn't it!?!

Interesting jump in Si; did you change or alter the air filter? It's still low enough to not cause concern; I wouldn't really think 9ppm is that bad for almost 18k km.

Edited by dnewton3 (02/13/18 05:48 AM)
The act of preventative maintenance, in and of itself, is FAR MORE important than brand/grade/base choices among lubes and filters.
- under maintaining something is akin to abuse/neglect; that can kill equipment by shortening the lifespan
- over maintaining something has never been proven to be anything but a waste of time and money

#4664526 - 02/13/18 07:06 AM Re: Land Rover discovery 2.7L 17700km [Re: shanegtr]
HoosierJeeper Offline

Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Yep that's a diesel. Cool to see another LR3/Disco3 owner here!!
15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)

#4665302 - 02/13/18 09:43 PM Re: Land Rover discovery 2.7L 17700km [Re: dnewton3]
shanegtr Offline

Registered: 03/26/17
Posts: 16
Loc: Western Australia
The oil is API: SN/CF rated and ACEA A3/B4 so I got no issues running it in a light duty diesel engine. Heres a link to the Australian version:

Air filter hasnt been touched during the period of the last oil change and has actually been in for around 50,000km. No real increase in Al which could be a good indication of dirt - however the dirt here is fairly heavy in iron so I tend to see an increase in Fe levels with dirt (at least we do in the gearboxes at work which isnt suprising considering its an iron ore mine grin)

#4665305 - 02/13/18 09:47 PM Re: Land Rover discovery 2.7L 17700km [Re: HoosierJeeper]
shanegtr Offline

Registered: 03/26/17
Posts: 16
Loc: Western Australia
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Yep that's a diesel. Cool to see another LR3/Disco3 owner here!!

They are certainly a nice comfotable 4x4, but you need to have a thick skin to ignore all the Toyota drivers (I imagine your skin would be like a bomb shelter with both Land Rovers and Jeeps according to your sig crazy)