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Old 11-20-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
bolivar1001@yahoo.com
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the right oil for a R380 ?

Which oil is the right one for a R380? (Discovery I 300Tdi 1998)

1) Dexron II
2) Dexron III
3) Texaco MTF94
4) Honda MTF

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Old 11-20-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: the right oil for a R380 ?

Dexron III but best is MTF94 (suspect Texaco and honda are same spec),
gives a significant improvement in gearchange, ATF isn't really upto
the job.
Look at Difflocks Evo 1 MTF for some good advice.
http://www.difflock.com/cgi-bin/wm10...&item_id=DF247

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Old 11-20-2005, 15:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: the right oil for a R380 ?


<bolivar1001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Which oil is the right one for a R380? (Discovery I 300Tdi 1998)






> 3) Texaco MTF94
> 4) Honda MTF
>


Among others including Land Rover branded oil.

Huw


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Old 11-20-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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<sean101ryan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Dexron III but best is MTF94 (suspect Texaco and honda are same spec),
> gives a significant improvement in gearchange, ATF isn't really upto
> the job.


Dexron *is* ATF.

Huw


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Old 11-20-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: the right oil for a R380 ?

I know, it's still specified though.

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Old 11-20-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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<sean101ryan@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I know, it's still specified though.
>
> Sean
>


Better than running dry. And after all, they did specify ATF for donkey's
years before getting wise.

Huw


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Old 11-20-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: the right oil for a R380 ?

i run dexron ll or ll in mine , the thinner it is the better the
gearchanges youll get ..

ATF is ok also but that is mainly a ford oil .

ALL vegetable derived auto transmission fluids are designed so they
can be mixed with eachother .
dexron is for general motors vehicles , it has a softer shift in auto
boxes.
ATF has a harder sharper shift .
a lot of drag racers use ATF .

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Old 11-20-2005, 17:01   #8 (permalink)
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"m0bcg" <almacottage@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
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>i run dexron ll or ll in mine , the thinner it is the better the
> gearchanges youll get ..
>
> ATF is ok also but that is mainly a ford oil .
>
> ALL vegetable derived auto transmission fluids are designed so they
> can be mixed with eachother .
> dexron is for general motors vehicles , it has a softer shift in auto
> boxes.
> ATF has a harder sharper shift .
> a lot of drag racers use ATF .
>


Dexron *is* ATF.
ATF is not necessarily Dexron.
Any old ATF was not recommended in LR boxes in guises other than Dexron.
This has now been superseded by MTF type oil and this is backward compatible
with and preferable to Dexron.

Huw


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Old 11-21-2005, 05:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: the right oil for a R380 ?

m0bcg <almacottage@btopenworld.com> wrote:

> ATF is ok also but that is mainly a ford oil .


ATF ist "Automatic Transmission Fluid" and nothing else.

ATF today could be taken as Dexron I whereas Dexron II and Dexron III
are derivates with different but similar characteristics.

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Old 11-22-2005, 02:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: the right oil for a R380 ?

It's easy to tell what the wrong oil is if you use it.
I found it almost impossible to engage 2nd gear until the oil - believed to
have been autobox-spec ATF - had warmed up. Had the local LR dealer to
change it (because it was convenient) with whatever it was they used and
everything was fine again. I would give your local dealer a ring and ask
what they use.

<bolivar1001@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Which oil is the right one for a R380? (Discovery I 300Tdi 1998)
>
> 1) Dexron II
> 2) Dexron III
> 3) Texaco MTF94
> 4) Honda MTF
>



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