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Old 23-03-2006, 16:37   #1
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PG 1 Gearbox Oil

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I need gearbox oil for my 160 gearbox. I know that it is mtf94. But my local factors don't stock it. They have contacted miller oils for me. and millers say that it is the same as 10w40 engine oil? Is this true??????
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Old 23-03-2006, 16:52   #2
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"and millers say that it is the same as 10w40 engine oil?"

If that is so, rover would have put synthetic oil in it would they have not. tell you what .Ive just opened my can of it ...and it smells like nothing Ive ever smelt before..slight strawberry smell to it..so it cant be normal engine mineral oil ....maybe it is something synthetic.

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Old 23-03-2006, 16:53   #3
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No it's not. www.75andztclub.com click Dealer Locator.
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The PG1 box fitted to maestros and montegos are 10w40 however they have an oilchange interval of 40k miles. MT95 is very similar and infact for top up purposes many manuals say 10w40 is the stuff to use. I'd try getting the right stuff if you can, but if you are just topping it up then good quality 10w40 should be fine.
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Old 23-03-2006, 17:04   #5
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Thank you all

I'm changing it so i'll try and hunt some mtf94 down. unless many of you think different?
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Old 23-03-2006, 17:09   #6
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I used SAE80 gear oil in my 820- it's been fine.
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Old 24-03-2006, 17:45   #7
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I used SAE80 gear oil in my 820- it's been fine.
I used Redline MTL in my ZR TD. Looked up the specs and it is compatible. Meant to be good stuff.

No problems with stiff shifting on a cold morning.

Seen some ridiculous prices of over 20/litre, but it is 11 for 946ml here: http://www.fluke-motorsport.co.uk/pr...roducts_id=137

If someone is running a 220 Turbo or chipped diesel (I know you're not), might be worth using, due to the high torque
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my gearbox has semi-sythetic engine oil in it, works fine.
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