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What oil for a TD5 Defender?

Postby pberrey » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:00 am

Any suggestions?

A neighbour of mine can get Miller Oils at near trade prices so I will probably go for that but I'm not sure about the spec and weights?

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Postby will4x4 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:27 pm

Miller oils are good - XSS 5W 30 5 litres normally retails at £24.50

or their special diesel XFE 10W 40 (same price) - their trans oils etc are similar prices for 5 litres and they do have extra special engine oils at £38.50.

£24.50 retail is the average price for a good quality engine oil - so depends on his discount - can be used TD5 or TD3
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Postby pberrey » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:44 pm

Will,

Thanks for the detailed reply.

Do you have the specs for the gearbox and transfer case oils? Aren't you supposed to stick with LR's of MTF oil for the gearbox?

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Postby muddysteve » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:38 pm

MTF in the gearbox

EP90 in the axles and transfer box
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Postby will4x4 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:17 pm

as steve says red stuff in gearbox

changed all mine last weekend / deffo worth doing
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Postby muddysteve » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:41 am

will4x4 wrote:as steve says red stuff in gearbox

changed all mine last weekend / deffo worth doing


NO

if you put ATF in your gearbox it wont last long, the R380 fitted to 300tdis and td5s needs MTF or to be precise MT94

AFT is too thin for an R380
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Postby pberrey » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:11 am

muddysteve wrote: the R380 fitted to 300tdis and td5s needs MTF or to be precise MT94


Yes and as far as I know MT94 is only made by Texaco and available from LR dealers.

Unless anyone knows of another source?

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Postby muddysteve » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:56 am

yep dealers the best bet

u might find some honda MTF94 which is the same stuff to

being it should do 50k miles before needing a change its worth spending a few bob on it
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Postby will4x4 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:54 pm

:? - im checking mine tonight
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Postby will4x4 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:54 pm

could dow tih some clarity here guys... ive put some red oil in my 300tdi gearbox its called 'automatic transmission oil , meets dexron II , AQM'

reading on some websites it seems to say thats ok.....

can anyone confirm?

i have a 100mile trip tomrrow and dont want to **** my box
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Postby muddysteve » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:11 am

you wont **** the box up doing 100 miles but u need to drain it and put some mtf in there i think its 75w/80 or something like that, atf is much thinner
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Postby pberrey » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:38 pm

yep mtf94 in the r380 which is in the td5 and 300tdis. ATF in the earlier gearboxes. I think you want to get it right because mtf in the earlier gearboxes doesn't do the syncromesh any good. Miller Oils do an mtf that mentions the r380 box so I'm going with that as I have a cheap source for miller products.
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Postby will4x4 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:04 am

i ran - 'automatic transmission oil , meets dexron II , AQM' for about 1 week and it was fine

i changed over to MTF with your advice and there is defiantely a difference. - bit smoother / maybe a tad quieter

my 4th gear is still buggered though :lol: must be the selector
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Postby jgood » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:32 pm

So what should I use for the Diffs and Auto box on the Disco? 1998 2.5TDI 300s
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Postby muddysteve » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:47 pm

atf in the gearbox, for the engine diffs and transfer box u need to pop round here with some empty bottles
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