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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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I'm stuck in Spain with a Jaguar xfr and the only oil I can

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I'm stuck in Spain with a Jaguar xfr and the only oil I can get that's close to what I need is castrol edge 5w -30 fully synthetic. Will this be ok to use as I'm travelling back to UK in this car today?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
hello that will be fine, as you're only topping the oil up? not changing it ?the normal oil weight is 5W20 and the important number is ***** 1st one '5' as this is the hot number, so as this matches between the 2 oils you won't have any issues
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I have to put in 1.5 litres but I believe sump is 7 litres.
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
thats correctthere's nothing to worry about, other than the oil consumption of this engine shouldn't exceed 1 ltr per 1000km so if its suddenly dropped check for external leaks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks I was just concerned cos the manual say only castrol 5-20 specialist oil.
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
the 'specialist oil' is a low ash content blended especially for Jaguarit basically extends the life of the catyslt as this engine uses oil and burns a little as it runshowever a 20% mix of some regular oil until you can get home and do a service won't make any difference
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
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