No, it doesn't thicken with heat. This is a good question for a lubrication engineer. How clear the oil looks after the magnet pulls out the swarf 2. Or does everyone buy the fluids from the dealer? It was useful to have. A friend of mine contacted the dealer where I bought the bike in Canada , described the symptoms, and the dealer gave my friend an electronic copy of the bulletin and suggested he e-mail it to me as they my home dealer thought it might be useful to have it in hand when I arrived at the dealer where I was taking the bike to be repaired Salt Lake City of all places; I see that's where you're from. How little swarf the magnet collects. Would these two oils be ok to mix in the diff? The higher viscosity oil is bad for the rear end and very good in the gearbox smoother shifting being the best reason.
Go see your local Land Rover dealer and get your own. The problem is that they don't put it in the owner's manual for the bike. Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil or something? Edit-which equates to 75w-95 oil. Or is there another safe option for transmission fluid?. They won't even show me one. We are putting it in tomorrow. I thought it should be known that it is now available.
I thought it should be known that it is now available. So on all my older cars i used to change the diff oil every 3 years or so just because i like to be sure my baby runs smooth for as long as possible. So, I'm at 75k, and at this mileage it is recommended to change some fluids: transfer case, locking rear diff. I'm going to stick with good synthetic 75W-90. Penrite and Nulon also just say they're filled for life.
Why does the gear oil that comes out of the drive look like there is Moly inside it? It transforms its physical structure to be stronger under pressure to keep metal surfaces apart and reduces friction for maximum engine performance when you need it most. Getting the right info from dealers has proven to be a bit of a hit and miss affair. They also indicated that they had alerted several dealers to the issue and had been informed those dealers will now use and stock the right stuff. I don't think the choice of oil is as critical as getting the break in swarf out so it doesn't foul the bearings. Edited May 3, 2008 by marcopolo At least it's now available! Shop put the wrong lube in and within 5 miles of driving I could barely get the truck to turn because neither the front or rear diff would slip. How'd you get a copy of a service bulletin? I think the temperature range is somewhat different for gear oils as opposed to motor oils but the principle remains the same. Edited April 14, 2008 by HairyCannonball.
Borrowed a some information Calibre. So what oil can i use in it? I won't post the bulletin, but rest assured, this is a reliable source. The recommended viscosity per the service bulletin is 75W-90 as is well documented in this forum. It was the stealer who advised me to use the saf-xj. I bet you will be surprised by two things: 1.
Could you go to Discount Auto Parts or Pep boys and get all of the fluids? My understanding is that some Moly was included in the assembly, and at the first oil change it may come out dark. Easiest to access front diff by cranking wheels to the right. He said the front just required a standard synthetic. After searching and thinking, I went to the dealer and bought them all. If you really feel the 75W-140 is still too thin you could try Redline Shock Proof Heavy. Jan How'd you get a copy of a service bulletin? It took 5-6 flush and fills before the friction disks got enough of the right lube again, and even then the diffs were noisy for a week until everything got saturated again.
Even after a vigorous ride, you should be able to hold your hand on it. At least it's now available! Found a weed killer spray can with nozzle removed works a treat to pump oil into gearbox and diff. They won't even show me one. We are putting it in tomorrow. I even went so far as to contact Shell to find an alternative.
I reckon I've put about 1. I tried searching for sources of the obscure names given for the oil requirements. All changed sometime between early March and early April 2008. Instant Protection From The Moment You Start. Ive checked a couple and all of them have a grey appearance? Remember you can change your settings at any time by referring to the help menu on your internet browser. I was surprise at how much junk was stuck to the magnetic drain plugs.
They also indicated that they had alerted several dealers to the issue and had been informed those dealers will now use and stock the right stuff. All changed sometime between early March and early April 2008. All the designation means is that it will be at at the same viscosity as 75 weight oil at or near room temperature and the same viscosity as 90 weight oil at elevated temperature. Without the friction modfiers limited slip becomes no slip and you have a locked diff that only slips at very,very high load forces. Jim Why does the gear oil that comes out of the drive look like there is Moly inside it? I can't help wondering how long is life? I guess it woke them and some other dealers up, but I posted back mainly because this thread is on where to get it. There is not much info on where each is formulation is to be used. However, if you prefer 75W140 Full synthetic is just fine and I know many who use it.