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Old 01-12-2008, 07:10 AM
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I'm getting ready to do my first oil change on my 2000 Land Rover Discovery II and I'm getting conflicting direction on which way to proceed.

According the manual it states that you should drain the engine of oil, then replace the plug, and fill the engine. After this is completed you then remove the old oil filter and replace with a new one. Is this correct? Shouldn't you drain the engine, replace the plug, remove the old oil filter, fill the new filter 2/3, attach the new filter to the engine, and then finally start the engine?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 01-12-2008, 07:43 AM
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You are not the first to be confused about that. I drain the pan, then remove the filter, replacing it with a new filter that is full of oil and then fill the pan. I have done it that way for 5 years with no issues.
What Rover is trying to prevent is a dry start with no oil pressure and it hasn't happened with me.
How many miles on your engine? You might consider doing an ATF engine flush prior to doing the oil change, this would sure help clean up your engine.
So back to your oil change, what oil are you using, what brand of oil filter and how often do you plan to change it.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:48 AM
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DiscoMike,

Thanks for the information.

The engine has 48,000 Miles on it and has very light use.

I'm looking at using the following:

K&N HP-2004 Oil Filter
Castrol 5W30 GTX

Your recommendations would be much appreciated.

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I do similer to Mike, drain the oil, leave the plug out and remove and then replace the filter, replace the drain plug and then refill with 7 quarts of Mobil 1 15W50.
If you use full sythetic you can go 5,000 miles, 3,000 if you use dino lube.
I use Mopar filters from Wal-Mart. And every time I order something from Atlantic British I add a oil filter. So I do use genuine once in awhile.


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5/30 is great for cold winters but go up to a 40 weight in the warmer months.
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Mike,

Thanks. Changed the oil and filter today!

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It definitely CAN happen where the oil drains out of the oil pump causing the engine to take a LONG time to get oil pressure again.This happens onone of my cars.Otherwise, the engine runs great. It never did this until I started using synthetic oil. It's worse if I pull the oil, andfilter before putting any oil back in. So, I usually do one at a time. Still, it does often happen. What I've done a few times to overcome the no oil pressure on start up problem is pull the oil pressure sending unit and, force oilback into the systemusing aCLEAN suction gun, (standard 1/4" air hose nipple on the end works fine).
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I've used only Castrol GTX in my Jeep for 160k miles. It runs great and burns no oil at all. They do make a 40 weight too.

When I bought my Disco, the guy working at the shop said they have replaced quite a few pumps that have run dry. He said not to let the pan drain for too long (don't wait for the very last drop of oil to come out) because it allows the pump to drain out. This doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but they seem to work on a lot of Disco's.
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I used the sequenced described on my 2000 Discovery II:


1)Remove oil cap.
2)Drain the engine of oil. Do not let drip all the way.
3)Replace the plug.
4)Fill the engine. I put 5 quarts.
4)Remove the old oil filter. Fill 2/3 and moisten seal with new oil.
5)Replace with a new one. Wait a few minutes.
6)Replace oil cap.
7)Check oil level.
8)Start the engine. Do not accelerate. Run for a few minutes and make sure that the engine red light goes off.
9)Check oil level to ensure proper level.I had to add almost another quart.

I used Castrol High Mileage 10w/30. I have about 130k miles on my Disco. This oil is supposed to be a mixture of synthetic and conventional. I used a K&N oil filter model (K33) HP2004 that I bought online thru eBay from Global Automotive Performance. Highly recommend them prompt and expert service.

Also, I let the engine warm up for a few minutes before the oil change.

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First, don't run 10/30 in your Disco except in the cold of winter and next time use a K&N 3001 for the extra size.
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To Download the RAVE Manual, follow this link http://www.landroverresource.com/

Rover Radio issues or IPOD Adapters http://home.valornet.com/splacket/index.htm



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