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What Engine Oil?

Postby ake » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:48 pm

The correct engine oil for Diesel Transits in the UK is 5w30 Semi synthetic
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby mercedes190d » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:45 pm

is this for all tdct models and earlier models?
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Altransit » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:38 pm

TDCi, TDDi, TDi, and Di ..................... all of them!


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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby mercedes190d » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:47 pm

does it matter what miles then low or high mileage? as previously told you use different grades for different mileages? how often should u change the oil? thanks
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Altransit » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:54 pm

That is the current recommendation from Ford, regardless of age or mileage. There is nothing to stop you using a slightly thicker 10w40 if you prefer.

The change interval will vary with the engine/model of the van, but i change mine (in the Di) at least every 10k miles.
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby mercedes190d » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:02 pm

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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby M4tty » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:23 pm

Hi mate do you know what oil to use in a 2005 2.3 petrol/LPG tranny please? Thanks
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Altransit » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:28 pm

Anthill_Rob wrote: I can get 15w40 semi-synth for €16/5l


That will be just fine in a Di
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Algert » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:16 am

Dear all
Iam asking you for my ford transit,
What oli do you recomend me for:
Ford transit 2.0 tdi van
year:2003
km:230.000
I am using 5w30 but i am destryed e turbo till now
please tell me because is too urgent for me

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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Altransit » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:24 am

Algert wrote:Dear all
Iam asking you for my ford transit,
What oli do you recomend me for:
Ford transit 2.0 tdi van
year:2003
km:230.000
I am using 5w30 but i am destryed e turbo till now
please tell me because is too urgent for me



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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Transit-Rich » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:44 am

Hi,
Thanks for all the info,

Just to confirm - my transit is a 260 2l diesel.

5w30 Semi synthetic - is the correct type to get? Should it be ford branded or should I look out for any specific makes?
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby ake » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:59 pm

Transit-Rich wrote:Hi,
Thanks for all the info,

Just to confirm - my transit is a 260 2l diesel.

5w30 Semi synthetic - is the correct type to get? Should it be ford branded or should I look out for any specific makes?

Any brand as long as it is to Ford spec
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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Transit-Rich » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Many thanks AKE :)

Just reading through the posts again and it seems there is a bit of confusion if we should be using full or part synthetic,
I am not worried about spending a little more on fully but do you think this is best personally?

I have used Magnatec type oil in my car so just looked at the Magnatec 5W-30 type for van, it says it has been recommended by Ford but only available in full - will this be ok?

Finally, 4l is the standard 'tub' size. Is this enough to do an oil change on a 2l 260 transit do you know?

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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby ake » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:52 pm

Either full or semi synthetic is absolutely fine, and if I remember correctly you need around 6 litres for a 2.0
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2 x 67 Custom 270 Trend
3 x 66 Custom 270 Trend
1 x 65 Custom 290 Limited
7 x 12 Transit 260 Trend
1 x 60 Transit 350

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Re: What Engine Oil?

Postby Transit-Rich » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:05 am

Thanks AKE and apologies for all the questions;

I notice lots of transit filters come bundled with a spare 'sump plug', is it always best to replace the plug? Don't think i've ever had that on another vehicle.

Just to confirm procedure:

Get engine warmed up, park van on a slight decline with engine pointing down, take out sump plug, take off oil filter and replace with new, replace plug, fill with new oil.

Anything I have missed or any tips?

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