66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

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66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by jamjar365 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 am

Hi all,

I have a quick question please regarding the oil level of my 66 plate 1.4 Sting.

The vehicle is pre reg (bought with delivery mileage only) and have been driving it since June.

I have driven just under 9,000 miles and upon checking this morning I see the oil level is showing 49%.

Is this normal?

Vehicle is a daily driver, typical 60 mile round trip on A roads. Car is driven sensibly!

Thanks,

Shaun


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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by paul.cocallis » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:02 pm

thats the oil life and not oil level. so went it gets to about 5% the car will tell you its time to do a service


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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by thewhale » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:11 pm

Perfectly normal, just telling you that you're half way to a service :)
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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by FirestoneDK » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:50 pm

It's not an service indicator, it's an oil change indicator.


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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by Susan44 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 pm

FirestoneDK wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:50 pm
It's not an service indicator, it's an oil change indicator.
I know what you mean but I seem to remember it nagging me to get a "service" when it got below 3% or so. Maybe the DK ones are different.
But anyway let's say it gets to 0% at 10 months. You change the oil only. At 12 months a service is mandated for the warranty. Then what? Ask for a service without oil? In which case when do you reset the oil life - 10 months or 12 months?

For the vast majority of drivers it is a service indicator in reality.
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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by FirestoneDK » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:00 am

Susan44 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:37 pm
FirestoneDK wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:50 pm
It's not an service indicator, it's an oil change indicator.
I know what you mean but I seem to remember it nagging me to get a "service" when it got below 3% or so. Maybe the DK ones are different.
But anyway let's say it gets to 0% at 10 months. You change the oil only. At 12 months a service is mandated for the warranty. Then what? Ask for a service without oil? In which case when do you reset the oil life - 10 months or 12 months?

For the vast majority of drivers it is a service indicator in reality.
When the oil life hits 0% you change the oil and you do a reset of the oil life. When you hit the mandatory 12 months for a service, you'll get a service with an oil change, and the oil life are being reset again. This is the procedure if you want to keep your warranty.


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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by Susan44 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:21 am

If it was 0% at 10 months I would rather full service it at 10 months. If driving is so hard it gets to 0% at 6 or 7 months then I might agree.
It has never happened to me or many other people reporting here on the relevant threads so it's mostly hypothetical.
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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by Moog70 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:19 pm

Agree. Better safe than sorry, particularly if it gives them wriggle room on the warranty.

For those that are interested, JLR have a MASSIVE ongoing problem with Discovery Sports needing an oil and filter change anywhere between 6 and 10000 miles owing to diesel dilution of oil, as opposed to the 2 year/21000 mile schedule. If you have a spare couple of hours, have a read through this thread and look at just how many disappointed owners of these vehicles there actually are, particularly given the company's official stance on the problem.

https://www.discosportforums.co.uk/view ... =17&t=5379

The moral of the story - don't risk it for a biscuit, change the oil early if necessary, particularly if you are covering those sort of mileages and you want to keep the car long term.
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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by mattb_srivx » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:29 am

Modern fully synthetic oil should be good enough quality to last 10-12k and a year under normal driving conditions regardless of the fuel type of the car.

If the manufacture have stated in their literature that the oil they provide on a service should go 2 years or 21k on the Disco Sports and it's not doing, would there not be a claim for being miss sold?

I remember I had a Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 PD TDi a few years ago, cracking car. VW had to develop a special oil due to the pumpe duse design (the injectors run from the cam shaft mechanically rather than electronic). Failure to use that oil, even just for a couple of services, resulted in big top end wear and eventually failure.

I'd be disgusted if I bought a new car that requires servicing every 6 months or 6,000 miles, that to me is going backwards not forwards :lol:

I can understand it on something like an Evo or other highly strung performance car but not a disco sport with a run of the mill diesel engine.

To keep the warranty as well I bet they expect you to take it back to them for the service, nice little moneymaker for them there!
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Re: 66 plate 1.4 Sting (9,000 miles and 49% fuel left - normal?)

Post by Moog70 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:21 pm

At the moment, they are giving one complimentary oil and filter change as a gesture of goodwill to MY16/17 owners, provided the vehicle has done <16000 miles. After that, it's chargeable (or deducted from service plan if you were unfortunate enough to have paid for one), and the sales literature has been reworded for MY18 to 12 months/16000 miles. I suspect that they are trying to avoid a class action against them for mis-selling, but they freely admit that the architecture (design) of the vehicle is the root cause of the problem, as the same engine in the Ewok/D5/Jag XE & XF don't suffer the problem.
Husband doesn't know what they are planning to do to resolve the issue long-term - even their own staff fleet vehicles are having to endure early oil changes after circa 7000 miles on average.

Bonkers!! I'm sticking with my Corsa, it cost less than 25% of a DS, and drives perfectly (admittedly not like a Land Rover in today's snow ha ha)
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