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Old March 5th, 2014, 07:05 PM
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I can't find any Castrol GT LMA locally. What else is a good option?

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Old March 5th, 2014, 07:11 PM
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You don't need to use LMA in a Defender. They are "modern".
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Old March 5th, 2014, 07:53 PM
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They have renamed it. it looks like this now. http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7081185

-Jeff
Jeff:

I appreciate the info but still doubt I'll find any locally. What else can I use?

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Old March 5th, 2014, 08:07 PM
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I need some this weekend, and really don't want to pay shipping.
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You said you could not find any locally and asked for options.... What were you expecting for options? I'm confused.

If you are looking for options on different fluids, that are available locally, then what vehicle is this for?
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Old March 5th, 2014, 08:18 PM
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You said you could not find any locally and asked for options.... What were you expecting for options? I'm confused.

If you are looking for options on different fluids, that are available locally, then what vehicle is this for?
I can't find Castrol GT LMA locally. What else can I use? (Something at Wal-Mart or another manufacturer).
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Land Rover Genuine fluid is available at all dealerships.
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Land Rover Genuine fluid is available at all dealerships.
Alas, the nearest dealership is 3.5 hours away!

I'm going to swing by a couple of autoparts shops in Pendleton tomorrow & see what they have.

It sucks living in BFE sometimes!
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For what vehicle? If for a Defender, any DOT 4 fluid is perfectly fine.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 09:22 PM
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For what vehicle? If for a Defender, any DOT 4 fluid is perfectly fine.
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Defenders have modern seals and don't have problems with modern brake fluid. If you have a Series, the LMA is a good idea.
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Do not use ate super products

WARNING DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT ON YOUR DEFENDER!!!!! I have been using this product thinking it was superior and my Master, Proportioning Valve and clutch master are all leaking fluid. It is a matter of time before my calipers are shot. This was a very costly ordeal. Stick to the recommended stuff.








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Old March 5th, 2014, 09:52 PM
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WARNING DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT ON YOUR DEFENDER!!!!! I have been using this product thinking it was superior and my Master, Proportioning Valve and clutch master are all leaking fluid. It is a matter of time before my calipers are shot. This was a very costly ordeal. Stick to the recommended stuff.
Will do. Thanks!
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So this is good for my 1995 D90?

------ Follow up post added August 20th, 2014 12:17 PM ------

The Castrol not the other
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I can't find any Castrol GT LMA locally. What else is a good option?

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Old August 20th, 2014, 03:45 PM
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Yes. You can use any DOT 4 brake fluid.
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