what gear oil do you use? I am looking to purchase a Roamerdrive but struggling on the compatible gear oil search for the transfer box.I am running a Roamerdrive in my 110 TD5 with 285/75R16 (32.8") and stock transfer case
No issues with drivability on the highway, on the flats I can quite comfortably cruise at 130kmh (80 mph) on flats. If I hit an incline, drop it to 4th and power through, or 3rd if I have to.
The Roamerdrive is a 28% increase in gearing, and can left engaged through all gears. I have on occasion forgotten to disengage after coming to a stop, and the resulting start reminds you quickly that it's engaged.
I have done a couple long trips with it, Vancouver to Moab, Vancouver Joshua Tree, couldn't imagine doing those trips without it.
Reading your earlier post, you were using it in gears other than 5th. That is probably a lot of your issue. When you leave it engaged and shift the main box down, you hugely inclrease the load on the overdrive.I took the Roamerdrive unit out 3 years ago. I failed in catastrophic fashion the first time, leaving me stranded on the roadside. They claimed my driving style and having a chipped ECU did the damage. Truth, I drive my truck like an old man... it's a diesel truck, not a race car. There is no way that a small amount of additional power is going to create issues when driven 99.9% on road, under minimal load without towing. It's their way of getting out of warranty.
I should have sent mine to you for a rebuild! Easy enough to translate the page through Chrome, looks like you are well versed with the internal workings. Any issues finding replacement parts?I refurbished one last year. Please have a look. Sorry it's in german language.
Gibt es schon Erfahrungen hinsichtlich möglichen Verschleißes nach nahezu 300.000km Laufleistung? Also dieses mit dem befremdlichen Hinweis der zu verwendenden Ölsorte ist gemeint.www.landyfriends.net