Larry has become a member of the family and is normally seen nipping if you can call it that around the West Sussex countryside. Might be overkill but a new trans would really kill. To switch to a synthetic can get a little iffy with a high mileage tranny over 100,000 miles. Oil ran down my arm The oil missed the drain tub that I had thought was positioned correctly. I have a copy on the bulletin somewhere, dated 1996. I change my oil at around 5k kms and the filter at 10k kms. Moly in the engine is great though - its all sliding surfaces there and most modern engine oils contain moly in some quantity or other.
I would suspect the same holds true for the lube oil as well. Fit rear underbelly panel, secure fixings. I would rather see people change out their tranny every 20,000 using something like Vavolines high miles Dextron, cheaper and you will get good results. My problem with synthetic is getting all the old out as disco mike states. Regards Rich What I do is to get two lengths of hose pipe or equivalent 500 mm should do , stick the ends into your oil container.
I've been using Federated which has once again refined it's transmission oil better than ever. All I can say is - do as Dave says. Because Land Rover forgot to revise and up date their manuals when the R380 was introduced. . The reason is that synchromesh rings work better with more friction. Synchros need a certain amount of friction to enable them to work. I dropped the sump plug in the bucket.
The transmission fluid is very clear red and the magnetic drain plug stays clean. Apparently the filters work better when they are a bit old. Release fixings, remove rear underbelly panel. I would never put moly in a gearbox. Expensive, but you can leave it in there for ever and it gives a wonderful gear change. First rags used to stem the flow of oil across the floor, trying to corral it into a puddle rather than a stream.
This has only till the end of tonight to run as I need to fill up my gearbox and transfer box on Monday! I changed it 2 times in them and didnt even bother to be the same oil. I'm an astronomer, radio ham and part time car mechanic. In case some one has damaged the nut. The reason the gear change is good because this oil has a high coefficient of friction. So I work in computing, I see myself as a developer and technologist. .
I'd change the filter a little more often say 25,000 but it's so much fun to do that I refrain myself just kidding. Hey guys going ti change fluids in my truck anyone got some good tips to make it easierYou will need a Torx55 bit to get the top filler bolt out from the top of the R380. Remove all traces of oil from gearcase. Mineral oils remove the natural fats from the skin, leading to dryness, irritation and dermatitis. Remove all traces of oil from gearcase. As the oil never wears out I will never change it.
I have never seen a gearbox for which the kind of oil u put in it to make so big difference. Change my filter every 30 thousand or so. Engine oil change Engine sump oil -5,8 litres, add an extra when refilling after fitting new filter. If you think you're in front on the deal, pay it forwards. Remove oil drain plug, remove and discard sealing washer. Fit rear underbelly panel, secure fixings.
Has anyone else tried Moly in a disco box and does it help. Celebrate your authentic face by frightening people in the street. I do use 85w140 as it is hot here. Fit new sealing washer to oil drain plug. I even blog about my car Larry. Fit manual gearbox drain plug and tighten to 50 Nm 37 lbf. This is the greatest oil for the R380 and at 311k kms I have a wonderful gearchange with no crunching.
Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. I've noticed that the engine runs cooler with Mobil 1 than with a straight petrol-based engine oil. I'm not going to attempt to give any tips. Then completely seal around the top of the container with duct tape making it airtight. It was enough tu push the gearstick with two fingers.