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i have the haynes manuel that is for diesels..... (so this doesnt help..hah)

can someone tell me how many quarts of oil should be used to replace my oil on my 97 Disco? are there any tech sites on the web that have step by step instructions for "DIY'ers" like most of us? any rec's on oil usage? sorry if i sound like an idiot, i'm just really new to "SUV" and disco cars, i've spent my whole car history working with sports cars really, and they are a whole different world when it comes to maintance and what not...

so any info would help =c)
 

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Depending on the oil filter you use, you can put just short of 7 qts. of oil in when using a lonf fiter like the 3001 K&N.
Mike J.
 

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Hello, Toddicus! I buy 7 qts. Valvoline, usually 1 Lucas stabiliser, and add till full mark on dipstick. I always have 1 qt oil left if I do the Lucas thing. I am considering switching to Rotella though, as the test results are really looking good. The drain plug is so large that it should be properly referred to as a "bung" though, and you will need an 1-1/8 wrench to remove it. I also found that I must remove the dipstick to allow the new oil to flow into the engine without without burping & bubbling, as it lets air out as the oil goes in. pretty much straightforward as oil changes go, other than that. If you can change the oil in a 300zx, the Rover should be easier! Thank You, nad Good Luck, LRW. (P.S. This reminds me, I'm do for an oil change now, must go maintain my Landy!)
 

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2000 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 4.0L 8-cyl VIN Code 3950cc

FILTERS
Oil Filter......LF520
Air Filter......AF1141
Fuel Filter......GF111


BOSCH SPARK PLUGS
All submodels
Wire......NA
Plug......B4418


LUBRICANTS & FLUIDS
Engine Oil
Grade 1......SJ
SAE 10W-40 Synthetic High Performance Motor Oil
-4 to 95°F......10W-30
Above 32°F......10W-60
Above -4°F......10W-40, 10W-50
All Temps......5W-40, 5W-50
Below 95°F......5W-30
Automatic Transmission,ZF 4HP22.....AF3[1]
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Automatic Transmission,ZF 4HP22.....AF2
Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
Differential, .....GL-5[2]
75W-90
Series 2000 Synthetic Gear Lube
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Transfer Case,LT230.....GLS[3]
Series 2000 Synthetic Gear Lube
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube
Fluids
Power Steering Fluid.....PS
Power Steering Fluid - Not Available Through Amsoil Click here for more
information
Brake Fluid.....HBH
Hydraulic Brake Fluid, Extra Heavy Duty - Not Available Through Amsoil
Click here for more information

1. Alternate lubricate.
2. GL-5 is a synthetic gear oil.
3. Land Rover recommends Texaco Multi-gear 75W90R


CAPACITIES
Engine, with filter..........6.1 quarts[1]
Engine, with filter..........6.7 quarts[2]
Engine, with filter..........6.9 quarts[3]
Engine, with filter..........7.4 quarts[4]
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........14.0 quarts
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
ZF 4HP22..........10.0 quarts
Differential, Rear..........3.4 pints
Differential, Front..........3.4 pints
Transfer Case,LT230SE..........4.2 pints[5]
Transfer Case,LT230SE..........4.9 pints[6]

1. Refill capacity shown (engine without oil cooler).
2. Refill capacity shown (engine fitted with oil cooler).
3. Dry fill capacity shown (engine without oil cooler).
4. Dry fill capacity shown (engine fitted with oil cooler).
5. Refill capacity shown.
6. Dry fill capacity shown.


TORQUES
Oil Drain Plug.....24 ft-lbs
Transfer case LT230
Fill Plug.....18 ft-lbs
Drain Plug.....22 ft-lbs
 

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is that 6 1/2 quarts with a new oil filter?

with my Z's, i replace my oil filter every OTHER oil change...should i be changing them every oil change w/ the rover? 10w40 is the proper weight also, right? (god i feel like an idiot asking these lame questions)

7 quarts is a bit of a step from my 3 quarts in my v6 z's...hahah.
 

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i just realized i dont have to jack the rover up to change the oil do i....lol..wow..what a luxory....hahah...i usually have to have someone LIFT up on the body of my Z's just so i can put my low profile jack under it...haha... wow now i'm excited!
 

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Yes, you must change the oil filter with every change.
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Toddicus, hows that oil change coming along? I use 10w-40 year round in my climate, so unless you live in the jungle or something, it should be Ok. And no, you certainly don't have to raise the truck to get under it....while you are under there is a good time to have a look around....You will be able to see many parts of your rover if you crawl under from behind the front right tire to remove your drain plug (bung). Take the time to look for all the leaks...I found a leaking front diff seal on mine that I will be replacing soon. LRW.
 
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