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Last Spring I changed the oil and filter on my "14" F-Type base. I baby this thing. I had under 13,000 miles on the car. Over the driving season I added some 300 miles. I didn't want to be around people or go anywhere. I'm now vaccinated. Thank you Mr. B. I'm approaching getting it ready for this year's seasonal driving. Would you change the synthetic Jag spec'd oil and filter or keep it and change it next spring? I know synthetic oil can get dirty, but I don't see where it would lose its lubricating ability. Challenge my thinking.
 

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Surely you are not serious about changing oil and filter after 300 miles??
Jaguar rates the system for 16K miles.
I know they suggest annual changes but still do not think 300 miles makes any sense at all!
Save your money.
 

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Surely you are not serious about changing oil and filter after 300 miles??
Jaguar rates the system for 16K miles.
I know they suggest annual changes but still do not think 300 miles makes any sense at all!
Save your money.
Thank you. That's my thinking but when you read manuals from the manufacturer as well as oil companies they recommend yearly. I guess they are selling product.
 

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That is certainly my opinion!
When you think about it, why would oil additives go bad sitting in your engine when the stuff sits in containers on shelves for an indefinite length of time. Cans of oil do not carry expiration dates.
Now if you had a reasonable mileage (say 8K), then go for it. Only reason to do it annually IMO is to be seen to comply with Jag warranty, and if they are paying for it!!
 

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The recommendation to change the oil yearly is based on the assumption that the car is used regularly but for very short trips - the worst use you can give to a car and one which guarantees contaminated oil. If you do longer but very few trips, it may not be necessary to even do yearly changes.
 

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I think the only logical difference between a "short" trip and a "long" trip is whether the engine reaches full operating temperature for a "reasonable" period of time.
As in other posts, the battery is likely to become a problem in cars not used "normally" and "regularly", meaning regular long trips are best!!
Or whatever your Jag dealer says!!
 
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