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Old October 24th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Lubricants again

OK time to fill the trans and transfer case, as well as the diesel lump. I am leaning toward synth for the driveline any dinosaur for the engine. The specs for the R380 say Dex 2 ATF and GL4 for the LT230. Is there any real difference between products from Royal Purple, Amsoil, Redline, Lucas or the Big Oil brands?
I have synth in the brakes.

PS Anyone used a domestic-sourced EP00 moly grease for the swivels? Schaeffer oil has it pretty cheap.

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Old October 24th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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I don't know the differences but I put Redline MTF in my rebuilt r380 and then Redline 75wt oil in the transfer case. I've been really pleased so far with the result. If you want, I can get the specifics off the cans when I'm home. Although I have the v8, i opted to run Rotella and even though it's 5w i have not had any issues with oil pressure.

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Old October 24th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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MTF-94 in the R380.

Get it from your local Mini dealer.
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Old October 24th, 2013, 01:32 PM
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man theres more of this horse left to beat? redline mtl in the r380, cheap 90wt in the lt230 i generally add a slug of that lucas snake oil, seems to make it a little quieter
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Old October 24th, 2013, 01:39 PM
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I just did my fluids last night.

Cheap Full Synth in the 200tdi
MTL in the LT77
Mobil 1 Synth 90W in the LT230

Will use cheap Autozone 90W everywhere else.
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