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    S-Type tyre and oil specification?

    I am kind of puzzled how Jaugar can complicate things with stuff. - What is the correct tyre and oil specification for S-Type 2.5L? I found at least 4-5 different gradations of oil, and not sure what should I get. 0w-30, 5w-30, 5w-40 or 0w-40?

    Regarding tyres it is the same. In service manual they list specific tyres with several different speed indexes. What to get? (I am looking at a car with 2.5L 16 7.5 rims -225/55/16)

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    European temperatures make the 5w-30 the best choice and there is a Ford spec that should be something like FORD WSS M2C 925x. 0w-30 would also be fine as it is just slightly thinner when very cold. Any 10w-xx oil is too thick when cold. The handbook should have the exact spec.

    You are correct with the tyre size. They originally came with 95W load/speed ratings.
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    The oil spec depends on where you are - it's not the same in UAE as UK, for example. This is normal for cars, Jaguar or non-Jaguar.

    The tyres are so you have some choice and as with any car also depend on which rims are currently fitted (typically chosen when new but someone may have replaced them).

    The handbooks vary by geographical region for these and other reasons, some legal reasons some not.

    Jaguar let you download the manual free if you don't have one.

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    Thanks.

    Are you sure regarding oil? Isn't it WSS-M2C913-B, C or D?
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    WSS-M2C913-B is the one I see as "preferred" in the Jaguar 2012 Vehicle Specifications book, yes.

    API SJ/EC and ACEA A1 or A3.

    For UK and the like, 5w30 is fine but don't know where the OP is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmut View Post
    Thanks.

    Are you sure regarding oil? Isn't it WSS-M2C913-B, C or D?
    Ah! Could be? The "925s" came later and I'm confusing it form my other car which has been at the forefront of my mind the last few days as it was due for its German MOT.
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    I am in Croatia, we (now) get moderate winters and very hot summers. It is not unusual to get 40-45C on the sun.

    I am currently using 5w30, but remember that 0w30 was very nice too on prior car.
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    You will likely have a range (let me guess 0w30, 5w30, 10w30, 10w40) of which any will be fine. These engines are not fragile but they want enough oil and it changing often enough.

    The handbook for your region will say but don't panic over this. By way of example, say you found the level low but could not add the exact oil already in - then add almost anything.

    I would NOT say the same for the more recent 5.0 variant but it's not in the S-Type.

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    What has always confused me a little is that the WSS-M2C913-B seems to be an ACEA A5/B5 spec which is low HTHS viscosity but Jaguar seem to sometimes state ACEA A1 or A3, normal HTHS viscosity.

    Mine is the older version before they tried to reduce the stated fuel consumption figures and was apparently not so fussy about oil specs or at least it was not documented as such. It has mainly lived on GM Dexos 2, very high-spec oil that seems to cover a lot of bases and exceeds the Jaguar specification in my handbook from 2000 but is a normal HTHS viscosity oil. After 18 years, it still runs well, so I don't expect it can be far off what was required.

    I would expect that if you use a ACEA A1 or A3 oil, there will be a small fuel consumption penalty.
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    It has mainly lived on GM Dexos 2, very high-spec oil that seems to cover a lot of bases and exceeds the Jaguar specification
    I have seen many a BMW run on this oil too as you say it does seem to cover a lot of bases
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