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2005 Land Rover LR3 Question: Oil Change

 

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aloza, Los Angeles, CA, January 04, 2011, 11:05
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So I'm deciding to save money by doing my own service on my Lr3. Any advice on doing an oil change? Difficult?

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  • Answer #1

    January 04, 2011, 11:43
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    Yes on advice, no on difficult.
    1. First check that you have the right tool to remove the drain plug before you start the job. You also may need a tool to remove the filter if you can't do it by bare hand.
    2. Make sure that you don't have the oil filter o-ring seal stuck to the adapter when you remove the filter. If the seal sticks to the adapter and you put a new filter on, the new filter seal will blow out and you'll lose all your oil suddenly and likely destroy the engine if you don't shut it down immediately.
    This is a beginner mistake but can be a very expensive one - and you want to save money, right?
    3. Use a quality oil filter and oil. Consult the owner's manual for the appropriate grades of oil for your motor.

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    January 04, 2011, 12:14
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    You might save a little to do your oil changes, however you might miss things that a good technician checks in the shop while doing your oil change and that's what could save you big money.
    The manufacturer's recommended services are including more than just an oil change. There is a check list in every service to inspect different components which you can't really do without the proper knowledge, tools and equipments.
    The best way to save money on auto repair if you find a good, trustworthy, honest Rover specialty shop and follow their recommendations.

    Zee

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