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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 22:54 Thread Starter
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Rover 45 engine oil

Hi,

The nice people who i bought my rover 45 off didn't supply me with an owners handbook and i'm a little confused as to which grade of engine oil i should be using.

All help appreciated.

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Assuming it is the petrol variant.

10w40 Semi Synthetic.

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yeah its the 1.4 impression S model, 2001 Y reg
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Great, cheers for your help mate

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No problem.

Going to do the change yourself?

The engine holds 4.5 litres exactly with a filter change. I'd suggest only using a genuine filter and replacing the sump plug washer at the same time.

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just want to top it up at the moment. will be taking the car in for a cam belt change soon and probably a service as the nice people who i got the car off last may didn't service it either.
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AS said before I'd change the oil myself after reading this..

http://www.autoair.co.uk/Filters.htm

It's not the same filter as your rover but it is the same as mine - I was rather shocked -- so went straight off to honda! BUY OEM as even the unipart ones look to be identical to halfords ones (admittedly not the worst but for 3 extra not worth it)
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AS said before I'd change the oil myself after reading this..

http://www.autoair.co.uk/Filters.htm

It's not the same filter as your rover but it is the same as mine - I was rather shocked -- so went straight off to honda! BUY OEM as even the unipart ones look to be identical to halfords ones (admittedly not the worst but for 3 extra not worth it)
What a great website. When I change my filter I may well pull it apart to compare. Anybody done this aleady with the oem filters.
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No problem.

Going to do the change yourself?

The engine holds 4.5 litres exactly with a filter change. I'd suggest only using a genuine filter and replacing the sump plug washer at the same time.
Whenever 'I' recommend changing the washer as part of the routine I always get challenged on it?
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Not by me you won't have been.

Religiously replaced when I have it done. Some people don't deem it necessary but it costs next to nothing (if they don't just give you one) to do.

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Think I'll get a genuine MG Rover oil filter for my dads car for the next oil change. Its got a Fram one on it I think.
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After that read I'm never using filters from a factors now. Honda charged me 10 plus a sump plug washer(evil aluminium things) for nowt thrown in. Cannot moan at that as halfords one was 6.99 with no washer.

Plus I wondered why the frauds filter was a pig to fit... its wider than the oem so it gets in the way of the alternator more easily hence my issues. A big up as the filter is hidden on the D series. K's are alot nicer job-buy quality, seems to save pennies in the long run
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Assuming it is the petrol variant.

10w40 Semi Synthetic.

when i went to the garage they've put Full Synthetic in the car...
Is that a problem ?
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I've just treated mine to Mobil Super S 10/40.. Seems happier for it.
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when i went to the garage they've put Full Synthetic in the car...
Is that a problem ?
Shouldn't cause an issue, but best to go back to the right stuff at the next change.

I would also question why the garage used fully synth other than to charge you more. Makes me question what else they do to up the bill.

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Another old thread resurrected.

Not that it matters, except the answer (by admin) to the 2 & 1/2 year old question is not now relevant.
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I replied because there was a post dated today that has now been deleted asking for a suggestion of brand of oil..it would of been post 15 and my post was 16 but now 15

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and replacing the sump plug washer at the same time.
becoming less of an issue, with so many garages vacuuming the oil out.
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