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Arctic



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Gearbox oil Change

I managed to do a gearbox oil change on the FL2 adding some lovely new golden syrup oil.

First i jacked up the front and sat it on some wooden plates so it was high enough for me to remove the undertray.

My drive slopes a little so jacking the front up to the required amount make it level Wink

Tools used spanner 24mm & socket 24mm Fig A
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New oil Fig B/C
B

New oil in my pump.
c

Jacked up to make it level back to front and side to side.
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Wheel off check that i could undo the level plug.
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Crack & undo the drain plug 24mm spanner.
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Once drain plug cracked i remove the plug with my hand, it gives you more control over the flow.
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The oil comes out very quick & soon slows down to a dribble.
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Old oil dark brown
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Clean and refit the drain plug.
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Remove the filler plug
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Make sure the car is level
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Hook up my filling pump container.
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Pump away until i have 1.900ltr in the gearbox this is the second part 900ml
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Gearbox full as its dribbling out of the level plug.
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Filler plug back in and wipe clean.
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Road wheel back on lower the car and take it for a run, check it when i got back all ok undertray back on job done.

This is the old oil and new golden syrup oil next to each other.
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Oil i purchased but changed it for 75/80 after more advice and reading.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/75W90-5L-Fully-...1617362859

It certainly needed doing even though Landrover say its sealed for life, yer right, next to do is the Haldex filter.

I decide to put this oil in after more reading up.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111661700665?ha...SwrVRd1mDo


Last edited by Arctic on 2nd Jul 2022 11:08 am. Edited 3 times in total

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Jack frost



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First class step by step report Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Very useful guide Arctic 👍

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Good job.

Where did you put the spirit level to determine the car was level ? I have an inclined drive too, and I didn't know where to place it.

In the end I carried a spirit level in the car until I found somehwere level, parked there, lowered the passenger arm rest, put the spirit level on it and then adjusted the arm rest until it was level. When I parked back on the drive, I put the spirit level back on the arm rest and and jacked the car up unitl the spirit level was reading level. Smile 
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Arctic



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Hi Guys thank you for good replies, below is a link to the pump should anyone want to buy one.

I put the level on the front slam panel, and on the on the side step also did a eye sight view Thumbs Up
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-Transmis...SwhBFeHvwL

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Thank you for sharing this

Excellent step by step process seams quite an easy task for most to perform.

If you are going to perform the same task on the Haldex be careful when refilling to achieve the correct fluid level.
Depending on which Haldex version is fitted

Also see the post by Jules on the rear diff, he has fitted a drain bung on the rear diff a very professional mod

Richard

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riverblanche



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Hi,
its a straight forward job with just a few spanners, did mine a few weeks ago

Any reason you went for the 75w90 and not 75/80 as is standard (mines a 2013) Question

I have read a few comments about the 90 being that bit more viscous and can give gear change issues

At least with 5L you have plenty for the next change, I bought 2x1L of the 75w80

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my first ever FL2 and I did keep it longer than most other cars!
But its now gone way up Norf

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Arctic



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[quote]Hi,
its a straight forward job with just a few spanners, did mine a few weeks ago

Any reason you went for the 75w90 and not 75/80 as is standard (mines a 2013) Question

I have read a few comments about the 90 being that bit more viscous and can give gear change issues

At least with 5L you have plenty for the next change, I bought 2x1L of the 75w80

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Hi River.

Thank you for your reply, i was a bit concerned to read that using 75/90 which meets the the GL4 & GL5 criteria you would not get your gears? because when i drove my FL2 after the change it felt & feels a lot smoother, unless i am having the placebo effect.

I chose the oil after i bought the FL2 and googled Castrol MTF 97309 from the owners book, to which the above came up to use, i had in the past used Westway Lubricants on my R40 and my FL1 which i found to be good.

They state below

5L Synthetic 75w90

Premium Gear / Differential Oil



Synthetic 75w/90 gear oil is a modern high performance premium product manufactured from a blend of synthetic oil, sheer stable viscosity index improvers and a multipurpose extreme pressure additive package.
It offers high levels of performance when compared to straight mineral oil whilst being compatible with mineral oils which enables it to be simply used as a replacement product on a drain and fill basis.

This is a GL-4 and GL-5 Specification synthetic gear oil meaning it is safe for use where yellow metals are present. It contains a buffered sulphur EP additive which helps protect yellow metals found in some gear boxes.

For use in high performance transmissions, spiral bevel axles, transfer boxes, reduction hubs, high load drive axles, hypoid axles and steering units. The use of this product will often smooth and improve manual gear changes in previously “notchy” gear boxes.

I intend to change the gearbox oil every 12 months from now on anyways, so if needed to go to 75/80 i can do, and will do so

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Arctic



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Ok so not being 100% on the 75w/90 i have used in the gearbox i purchased this last night it should be here Wednesday 75w/80.

So will be changed that day if the weather is kind, the 75w/90 will now act as a flush oil until then.

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Arctic



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The new 75w/80 gear oil arrived this morning, i only ordered it last night about 01.30am in the morning so super fast delivery,
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I am quite surprised in the difference inn colour and thickness from the 75w/90 here below Fig 3
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75w/80 gear oil.
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The two oils side by side for comparison
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I am presuming the 75w/80 will cover the gears quicker than the 75w/90 would, the weekend will see me doing the job once again.

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riverblanche



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Hi,
the first number (75) indicates the viscosity/flow rate when it is cold
and
the higher number (80) is for when it is up to temp

so I think its more about the 90 oil being a bit "Thicker" when up to temp and having a slowing effect on the syncro's in the box giving a poorer gear change (potentially Question )

Thumbs Up .
my first ever FL2 and I did keep it longer than most other cars!
But its now gone way up Norf

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I wouldnt get too hung up on the exact spec. New 75w90 is going to be 10x better than 7 year old 75w80.
By all means change it for peace of mind if you wish but the new oil is doing a better job than what you replaced. Thumbs Up Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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Good write up. Did you have any debris / metallic bits in the drained oil?

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Arctic



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Quote:
Good write up. Did you have any debris / metallic bits in the drained oil?


I did not find any metallic bit or any other debris just not clean.

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RobP wrote:
Good write up. Did you have any debris / metallic bits in the drained oil?

Nothing in mine either. I filled mine with 75w90, as that's what I had to hand. It's had no issues since changing the oil back in November, and I don't expect any going forward. 2009 Rimini Red SE, its getting there.

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