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d3matt
 


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Oil change instructions for TDV6

I changed my oil today (at 4,500 miles). It's a fairly easy job, but here are some instructions so anyone else can be fully prepared before the start.

Tools need:

13mm spanner or socket
32mm spanner or socket
New LR oil filter (paper element)
New LR sump plug (only costs £2.39 inc VAT)

Instructions:

Firstly, remove the main metal tray beneath the engine bay. This is held in place with ten bolts. A 13mm spanner or socket is needed for this.


This tray can be removed without using ramps, if the suspension is put into off-road mode.

Then remove the sump plug and catch the oil. A 13mm spanner or socket is needed for this.


Then remove the plastic cover from the top of the engine. To do this, remove the oil filler cap and then pull the cover upwards. The cover is held in place by four ball lugs near each corner.
Undo the oil filter with a 32mm spanner. Keep the tray underneath as more oil will drain out the sump as air enters the filter.
The filer location is shown below:


The paper element needs to be removed from the plastic housing. This is tricky, but I found it can be levered out with a large screwdriver, but be careful not to damage the plastic housing. Place the screwdriver tip below the plastic top of the paper element and lever it out.



Insert the new paper element onto the engine block (not into the plastic housing), making sure the nipple on the end of the element enters its hole correctly. Push the element home, so the rubber seal on the nipple 'clicks' into place.
Replace the rubber seal (new one supplied with the new LR element) on the thread of the plastic housing. Now put the plastic filter housing back over the element and screw it back down. Ideally use a torque wrench - the correct torque is written on the housing.

Replace the sump plug. The sump plug has an integral rubber washer and a new plug/bolt should be purchased each time. These only cost £2.03+VAT from LR.

Fill with oil (approx 4.5 to 5 litres). Then run the engine for a short time, so that the filter fills with oil. Then check the oil level again and top up with approx another 0.5 ltrs.

Replace under tray. Job done.
 Matt  
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Nice one Matt Thumbs Up split and stickied Very Happy
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Does anyone know the torque for the sump plug?
  
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Nice one Matt Thumbs Up
After this mine will be getting a 6 month change Wink
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Yeah, it would be good to know torque setting for sump plug.

Anyway, big thanks for putting this together, I for one, will definitely be using it for interim oil services.

Not much you can look after on these computerised monsters but they haven't quite taken all the joy away from getting your hands dirty yet.

One of these 'haynes type' picture and instruction run throughs for front brake pads, handbrake adjustment etc would be great.

I have read the front brake disc run thru, but a picture speaks a thousand words when your under a car.

Thanks again
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Front & Rear pads

Well, I have now got a decent camera, so I will take some piccies when I next do them, which will be within the next couple of months. Will be doing discs too, as one is badly scored.
  
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Sump plug torque setting is 25Nm / 18 lb. ft.
There is also a 'special tool' indicated for removing the oil filter, appears to be a T bar that hooks under the inner top flange
The torque for the filter element cover is also 25Nm
  
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Oil Change

Thanks for all the information I am going to change the oil on Monday.

Cheers Paul.
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It's not like me to post something like this, but I am not happy with the instruction that suggests that you do not need a ramp (or similar) by putting the car in 'off-road' mode.

Not only does the handbook point out the folly of this, but how many of us have seen a car go down of its own accord?

Great post, top pictures and I will follow most of the instructions - getting squashed under a 2.7T car will not be one of them. Please be careful.
  
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Yes, I suggest that a secure pair of axle stands would be ultimately safe. Even if they are only placed under the chassis with the car in off-road height to just catch it if it were to drop.
  
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what spec oil do you use on a tdv6 and how much

shawn
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There has been much debate on here about oil. I use the Land Rover branded oil, 5w 30. It is available at any dealer and is not too expensive (although someone will probably have another suggestion).

It say recommended for the TDV6 on the bottle.

6 Litres should do it.[/i]
  
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d3matt
 


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Yes, very true about getting under the car without supports.

I used Castrol GTX Magnatec. It was the only oil that Halfords sold that was the correct grade.
 Matt  
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10forcash wrote:
Sump plug torque setting is 25Nm / 18 lb. ft.
There is also a 'special tool' indicated for removing the oil filter, appears to be a T bar that hooks under the inner top flange
The torque for the filter element cover is also 25Nm


I did mine yesterday - just as the photos. Thanks Matt.

I used an allen key inside the paper filter to remove it. There are a couple of holes where the 'special tool' looks to be designed to fit.

Hardest job was reading the oil level on the dipstick
  
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Removal tool for paper filter

Thank you for a very good description, I found the perfect paper filter removal tool to get it out of the filter cover.

Click image to enlarge


Simon Very Happy
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