Discovery 2: Disco 2 V8 Is Shell HX3 20w-50 Suitable





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    Default Disco 2 V8 Is Shell HX3 20w-50 Suitable

    Hi All,

    I would like to use Shell HX3 20w-50 in my Discovery 2 V8, will this oil be fine to use, my main concern is the ZDDP for the cam and tappets.
    Will I need to add some sort of additive which contains ZDDP or can I run it on just HX3?

    Or should I perhaps rather look at the Shell HX5 15w-40?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Disco 2 V8 Is Shell HX3 20w-50 Suitable

    I only run HX-5 in mine with no problems...

    Moved to the high mileage one now as im using bit of oil but thats due to compression being low - hopefully that will be sorted after the block is resleeved

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    Default Re: Disco 2 V8 Is Shell HX3 20w-50 Suitable

    I use HX7. Shell have a nice guide http://www.shell.com.ng/content/dam/...ureenglish.pdf
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    Default Re: Disco 2 V8 Is Shell HX3 20w-50 Suitable

    Delo 400 has ZDDP and is appropriate for petrol engines.
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