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Old January 7th, 2016, 08:36 PM
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Feeding the leaky beast

Just curious what brands/weights of fluids are people putting in their vehicles here in the US? I'm particularly interested in collecting the following information for those that would like to share.

Engine type, oil recommendation
Transmission type, oil recommendation
Transfer case type, oil recommendation
Axle type, oil recommendation

etc.

With my vehicle, I truly have no idea what's good fluid for my configuration of:

300tdi
R380
LT230
Salisbury

Any recommendations?
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Old January 7th, 2016, 09:17 PM
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Just curious what brands/weights of fluids are people putting in their vehicles here in the US? I'm particularly interested in collecting the following information for those that would like to share.

Engine type, oil recommendation
Rotella 15W40

Transmission type, oil recommendation
Redline MTL

Transfer case type, oil recommendation
Lucas 80W90

Axle type, oil recommendation
Lucas 80W90

etc.
basic green coolant, Castrol GT LMA for clutch/brakes if possible....otherwise the newer Castrol version is fine.

With my vehicle, I truly have no idea what's good fluid for my configuration of:

300tdi
R380
LT230
Salisbury

Any recommendations?
See above...
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Old January 7th, 2016, 09:59 PM
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[QUOTE=TheOneTen;704222]Just curious what brands/weights of fluids are people putting in their vehicles here in the US? I'm particularly interested in collecting the following information for those that would like to share.

Engine type - Any XW40 diesel engine oil.
Transmission type, Low viscosity manual transmission fluid
Transfer case type, Any XW90 gear oil
Axle type, Any XW90 gear oil

All in the owner or workshop manual.
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Engine type: Rotella Synthetic 15W40
Transmission type: Honda MTF
Transfer case type: Mobil 1 Synthetic 90W
Axle type: Cheapest 90W available
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Not sure how available the Castol GT LMA is. My local carquest only stock the Castrol DOT 4 now. I think it supersedes the GT LMA. I've been running it for a while with any issues.
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Not sure how available the Castol GT LMA is. My local carquest only stock the Castrol DOT 4 now. I think it supersedes the GT LMA. I've been running it for a while with any issues.
Agreed which is why I put the "newer" version should be fine. BUT...my local Napa has had the smaller bottles on the shelf, and the last time I was there was actually able to get me a larger bottle of the LMA (amazingly). Not sure if they're just flush with stock, but I was pretty happy to get it!
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Old January 8th, 2016, 08:51 AM
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I am curious what the differences are. You can run any fluid through rovers, but its particular on brake fluid for whatever reason.

Lav - I just saw you put the "newer version" as well. My bad for jumping the gun.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 09:59 AM
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Brake fluid does not matter. That is just a hold over from old series trucks. Any "Defenders" use the same seal materials as every other modern vehicle.
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Brake fluid does not matter. That is just a hold over from old series trucks. Any "Defenders" use the same seal materials as every other modern vehicle.
I'm still brainwashed for LMA . Or Castrol. Old habits die hard. But you're right, probably a bigger deal in the Clutch Master than it is for the brakes...but I switched to the Dorman Clutch Master anyhow so I can run pretty much used dish water in it now and it functions fine without the fluid turning into a cloudy gray solution after a month (which the old Rover MC did anyhow even when I ran LMA).
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