What oil goes in a LT77 gearbox?

The LT77 will take 2.6 litres and we recommend using ATF Dextron 2 automatic transmission fluid. Once you’ve filled the ‘box with enough oil, replace the filler plug and its a job well done!

Can you put engine oil in a gearbox?

Gearbox oil has a higher viscosity than engine oil and this is because it better protects the gears, ensuring you have a smooth transition between them. The higher viscosity is also essential due to the fact there is no pump to push the oil around the gearbox. Therefore, you cannot use engine oil in your gearbox.

What oil goes in a defender gearbox?

You will need around 3 litres of 20w50 engine oil. The Land Rover LT95 gearbox will take the same type of oil as the LT85, 20w50. You will need around 3 litres. If you’ve spent any amount of time reading up on what oils to use you’ll probably be very confused by now, with lots of people recommending all sorts of oils.

What is a LT77 gearbox?

The LT77 is an updated version of an old Jaguar gearbox that found its way into current model British cars manufactured by British Leyland. Yes the distance between the main and lay shafts is 77 mm. There were two version of this gearbox. The earlier version is known as the short stick version.

What’s the difference between engine oil and gearbox oil?

Yes, there is a difference gear oil, you may be tempted to think they’re the same thing, but they’re not. Gear oil is specifically designed to protect, lubricate, and cool gearing systems. Engine oil lubricates the bearings and protects your car’s engine from the additives in gasoline.

Is transmission oil same as gear oil?

Transmission fluid, also called gear oil, ensures smooth functioning and extended life of transmissions, transfer cases and differentials in cars, trucks and other machinery. Like motor oil, they are composed of base oil (mineral, semi- or fully synthetic) and additives.

How much oil does a lt230 take?

If yours is sealed up and never leaks go with a better quality 75-90w. I think it take around 2.5l. Fill it till it starts to come out the full hole.

What oil goes in a TD5 gearbox?

MTF94 will be recognised by its orange/honey colour as opposed to the red Dexron II oil previously used, and is now available from Land Rover Parts. It is now the only oil which should be used for topping up and complete fill on R380/PG1 gearbox applications.