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What type of oil should I use on a High milage Disco II

The original owner has been using 5/10 Mobil Synthetic, the Disco II 1999 has 168K ?

What would be the best oil for such high milage?

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oh no. i heard this forum goes crazy when it comes to oil. but does that mean you got that disco II you were thinking about?
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The best and most expensive is Royal Purple. You should be fine with Mobil high mileage oil (mobil makes Great oil!). What weight depends on the weather. Probably a 10w-40 for summer and 5w-30 or something for winter. It never gets cold here so I don't know.

Synthetic is always a good choice.

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Here we go again....

No Dis - Safari Dave - search a little there's tons on this.

FWIW - My shop was using 10w50 (possibly Castrol) but I started doing my own changes and switched to MaxLife 10w40. It uses no oil at 100k (the 10w 50 seemed to need 1/8th every 3000 miles) I think most people will say use a good brand - rate as recommended by LR and use either the Mobil 1 or K and N oil filter. They have a valve that prevent oil drain back so you don't risk oil starvation on start up.

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Rotella T

It cleaned my dipstick (literally it had caked on oil, and now it looks new)
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Stay with the Mobil 1 but go to a heavier weight, what is being used ie way to light. Depending on your weather, I would suggest something between a 10W/30 or a 10W/40 and switch to Mobil 1's extended mileage oil for even better protection on the soon to be a high miler.
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Mike, the original owner used synthetic. Should I use Mobil Synthetic 10/30 for high miles?

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When is a car considered high mileage?

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Rotella T

It cleaned my dipstick (literally it had caked on oil, and now it looks new)

Ditto on the Rotella T - I have used 15/40 since I have owned mine.

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Rotella is a excellent choise for flat tappet engines like Rovers.

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15 40 rotella? I think thats what i put on my Mack Diesel Truck, no?



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Yep. Its good for Gasoline too. At least on Flat tappet V engines.
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Yep. Its good for Gasoline too. At least on Flat tappet V engines.
Royal Purple 15w40 > rotella T 15w40?

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By using Rotella T my oil stays cleaner longer (due to lack of crud in the engine) and it makes oil changes a hell of a lot cheaper.

Reportedly Rotella T is high in detergent properties that clean. And my dipstick is proof!

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Royal Purple 15w40 > rotella T 15w40?
Horse a piece, both are good. Rotella is cheaper.
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