gearbox oil

Submitted: Friday, May 06, 2005 at 21:15
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hi all would any one be able to tell me what grade g/box oil in should use in my terrano 11 2.7 m td and is the oil between the g/box and the transfer case seperate . cheers Bob
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 22:41

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 22:41
WestBob,
I'll stick my neck out here I'm not familiar with the Terrano but in the vast majority of cases the gearbox and transfer case will be separate, the handbook should confrm this as it will confirm the grade of oil. Again the majority of gearboxes will run a light oil like a 75W-90 in some cases it could be an ATF fluid. the transfer case will be a dextron 2 oil. Sorry I don't have specific info but this might help. If you are planning on keeping your vehicle a Haynes manual will be invaluable for this sort of info.
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Reply By: Stew53 - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 07:22

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 07:22
Westbob, checked out the Caltex website and they recommend Easyshift (SAE 75W-90 gear oil) for both the Transmission and the Transfer Case, you don’t have to use Caltex, all the oil companies have websites and have an oil recommendation section, I started using Caltex as there is a depot local and they always have all the specific oils I need, If I were you I would find a good local supplier, any major brand, look up the website and follow their recommendation.
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 08:39

Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 08:39
What-ever oil you use,add Bi-Tron (advertised on this page) 2-4-6 Metal Treatment..Why you ask?..As it is just super-refined from normal crude oil,you know what you are using.Results? Goodbye friction (read wear) and noise..Better performance on cruz speed and save bucks at fill-up time..I also use the engine oil additive in my beautiful old Mazda R-2 diesel in my Rocsta!MPG:3!
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Follow Up By: rash - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 16:48

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 16:48
I use MOBIL 1 SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL 75W-90.........very expensive but never needs replacing......good for all diffs, gearboxes & transfer cases
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Follow Up By: speedo - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 19:27

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 19:27
Ha snake oil man. I'd like to know what technique the sales man used to convince you of that crap. You might as well put it on your corn flakes in the morning and it'll cure cancer.
Just use a decent synthetic oil from a major oil company. And your motor and gear box will be far better off. And change it often.
Whats this crap about 'refined from normal crude'. Guess what mineral oil and synthetic oil is refined from. Doh
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 19:49

Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 19:49
MOBIL 1 SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL 75W-90.........very expensive but never needs replacing

Never needs replacing.. Amazing.. ROTFLMAO!
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Reply By: rash - Monday, May 09, 2005 at 14:29

Monday, May 09, 2005 at 14:29
For Speedo &Truckster...........

Speedo.........I had the impression "MOBIL" was a recognised major oil company

For both of you.........you may not realise this but probablythe biggest fisherie in the southern hemisphere is "KAILIS'S" Their entire fleet of boats has used Synthetic Oil in their gearboxes for at least 10 years........the reason........they can run a full season without changing the oil.....which is a bit of a hasle in a fishing boat.I have used it myself since 1985 in a variety of vehicles........never had a problem
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Follow Up By: speedo - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:10

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:10
The major oil company statement was for the post above not you.
And anyway i agree that synthetic is the go but the reason the fishing boats dont change their oil is completly irelevent. They have economic and convenience reasons. Compared to a 4wd owner these issues dont come into it. Yes you could leave your oil in for a long period of time in your 4wd and being a high quality synthetic oil it wouldnt break down as fast. But you would still be far better off changing it regularly especially if your going offroad alot and the oil is contaminated with moisture and hard abuse. Unless you cant be bothered or are to cheap.
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Follow Up By: rash - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:59

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 13:59
Speedo.......sure I agree.......especially the point regarding moisture contamination........I was really putting forward the fact that a fully synthetic oil will reduce wear and tear considerably and your transmission will run a lot smoother........as I intend keeping my vehicle for some time I have also switched to fully synthetc engine oil
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