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Defender Gearbox and Axle Oils - Must get this right!

 
 
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AndyDonegal
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Defender Gearbox and Axle Oils - Must get this right! Reply with quote

I want to get this right! Was in Lough Fea last weekend and clever placing of the punches on the punch hunt almost certainly means i better change the oils as i had no wading plugs fitted.

Its a 1996 300 tdi Defender 90.

A local garage just assured me i can put in EP 80W/90 into the diffs and gearbox, but i am nearly sure i have read that the gearbox benefits from a special oil, (Was it ATF). Am i going mad or is that correct, and is the required oil generally available or do i have to go to a Landrover Dealers?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look in the difflock shop as they sale what you need
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That could be just the job, as i neglected to mention that my gearbox seems to be getting a little 'notchy'.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont ever put EP80/90 into the R380 gearbox it must be ATF or MTF !!

EP80/90 is only used in transfer box and diffs

Hope this helps

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AndyDonegal
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know i had a feeling that there was a special fluid for the gearbox, but i didnt trust my own instincts, asked a Landrover expert, and ended up putting EP 90 in the gerabox.

I knew it was wrong straight away as it was difficult to get some of the gears, so after a short test run i drained it out and put in the correct ATF Fluid.

Chris, are you able to educate me on this R380 business as i have heard so much about it.
When did they start to use thr R380?
What was used previous?
Are there any obvious advantages/weakenesses of the R380?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The LT77 was used before the R380 and you have to be careful what you put in either of them. There is a good article in the Difflock mag about the grearbox and how to go about things.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winnet wrote:
The LT77 was used before the R380 and you have to be careful what you put in either of them. There is a good article in the Difflock mag about the grearbox and how to go about things.

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Let me correct Winnet's syntax:

The LT77 was fitted in earlier Defenders and was superseded by the R380 and you have to be careful what you put in both of them.

Difflock's Evo 1 is the stuff - made my gearbox feel like new. It is beloved by the German Morgan racing Clubs wo use LR engines and gearboxes.

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