With the Freelander, the off-road vehicle specialist Land Rover followed the SUV trend. In the period from 1997 to 2014, the British launched two generations of their entry-level model, the LN and LF types. With the generation change, the intervals that Land Rover specifies for the maintenance of the Freelander also changed. In this article we have summarized the most important information about changing the oil in the Freelander I and II. We will inform you about the necessary amounts of oil, the viscosity classes with manufacturer approval and of course about the oil change costs.
Land Rover has uniformly defined when the oil change is necessary for the Freelander 1 built between 1997 and 2006: every 20,000 km or once a year, the SUVs of the LN generation should receive fresh lubricant. It gets more complicated with the oil change intervals for the Freelander LF type. With the transition to the 2013 model year, the oil change intervals for models with a 2.0 litre Si4 petrol engine have been shortened. Newer SUVs in the series now have to be serviced every 16,000 km or annually. Previously, a mileage specification of 24,000 km applied. On the other hand, the interval was extended for the Freelanders with the 2.2 litre TD4 machines. From model year 2012 onwards, diesels need fresh lubricant once a year or every 26,000 km. For the Freelander II of previous years, Land Rover set the interval at 24,000 km.
The following applies to all Freelander vintages: If the Land Rover is often driven under difficult operating conditions, for example in short-distance traffic or on dusty roads, the oil change intervals should be shortened. In these cases, it is best to have the viscosity of the engine oil checked at shorter intervals in a specialist workshop. The service staff there can also advise you on the viscosity classes with manufacturer approval and the necessary oil quantities. For a Freelander II with a 3.2 litre petrol engine, you need between 7.5 and 7.7 litres of oil, depending on the year of manufacture. The TD4 engines, on the other hand, only need around 5.9 litres per oil change.
We have listed all the Land Rover Freelander 2 models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Land Rover Freelander 2.
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All of the different Land Rover Freelander engines must be run consistently with an engine oil approved by the manufacturer - we recommend a 5W30 fully synthetic oil with ACEA specification for many engines.
Motor oil is a vital part of your Land Rover Freelander 2's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key jobs is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts which helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.
Regularly checking and changing your Land Rover Freelander 2 engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.