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    Engine Oil - Rover

    Anyone know what oil I need for a Rover 200 TDi? Every promising search result is blocked here.

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    I use Castrol Magnatec 10W-40. I have a Peugeot Diesel 206. Should be similar.

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    I buy my oil from the local motor factors. Friendly, good prices and they'll know what sort you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    I buy my oil from the local motor factors. Friendly, good prices and they'll know what sort you need.
    I have to get it pretty quick so will try Costco, then I have to do a motorway journey. The light came on just before I parked up this morning.

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    :S the oil warning light would probably mean its too late and some damage has been done

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    10 - 40 fully or part synthetic should do for any turbo diesel

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    AS far as I know, it's a pressure gauge, not a level gauge. Could indicate more serious issues, such as impending oil pump failure, or blocked oil filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    AS far as I know, it's a pressure gauge, not a level gauge. Could indicate more serious issues, such as impending oil pump failure, or blocked oil filter.
    I was going to say something along those lines. The light generally means the oil pressure is low, hopefully because you're low on oil rather than anything else!

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    Halfords ahve a rather wonderful guide next to their engin oil shelf which allows you to select the make, model and year and then give you the correct recommendation.

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    If the engine has run low on oil pressure which is what the light is indicating, it will cause serious friction issues. It can cause bearing shells to get scored and next thing you know the bottom end will be knocking. I'm not trying to scare you but I'm talking from experience. This on a petrol Vauxhall engine, but I don't know how resilient the Rover diesels are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenABF View Post
    If the engine has run low on oil pressure which is what the light is indicating, it will cause serious friction issues. It can cause bearning shells to get scored and next thing you know the bottom end will be knocking. I'm not trying to scare you but I'm talking from experience. This on a petrol Vauxhall engine, but I don't know how resilient the Rover diesels are.
    It's okay it doesn't scare me, it will just bring forward getting a newer car, it has to happen soon.

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    Some engines are more succeptible than others. For E.g. I used to run my old Mazda 323 with the oil level barely touching the dipstick. The oil light used to only come on if you cornered to hard!!

    The mazda could take it (and more) but I wouldn't do that to a rover or vauxhall.

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    I have had the red light come on a number of times whilst I have had it, topping it up has done the trick. It's a useful car for carrying building materials but if it came to it I could get those delivered so as not to ruin a better car.

    Memory problems means I can't remember what oil I use on the earlier occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Some engines are more succeptible than others. For E.g. I used to run my old Mazda 323 with the oil level barely touching the dipstick. The oil light used to only come on if you cornered to hard!!

    The mazda could take it (and more) but I wouldn't do that to a rover or vauxhall.

    Butuz
    My old Xantia would often go off the bottom of the dip stick. But then it did like it's oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Some engines are more succeptible than others. For E.g. I used to run my old Mazda 323 with the oil level barely touching the dipstick. The oil light used to only come on if you cornered to hard!!

    The mazda could take it (and more) but I wouldn't do that to a rover or vauxhall.

    Butuz
    Pfft. Coming from 2 rovers and 3 Vauxhalls, they'll take it without drama. I've had plenty of "no shows" on the dipstick, with no red light. The Z16SE does like oil though. The X16SZR and C16SE in my previous and current second car are equally ignored until they rattle. Z16SE is rattling now, but that could just be the hydro tappets. Heyho.

    I always go for the indestructible 8 valvers though.. Lovely little engines.

    Oil wise, I bung in any old cheap tat. 5/40, 10/40, 15/50, it's all good. I ran the X16SZR for a few miles on a mix of oil and..might have been parafin. I forget. Flushed the engine out a treat, that did.



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