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Old 15-02-2011, 19:34   #1
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Unipart CVT fluid?

Have just bought some 'MG Rover' CVT fluid (supposedly equivalent to the ESSO stuff). just wanted to check if it is ok to use or if it is the infamous 'Unipart CVT fluid'.
Xpart number is XPT002002OF. Photos of front and rear labels of bottles:

http://www.fileswap.com/dl/YesawSp/front.JPG.html

http://www.fileswap.com/dl/qLnZchP/label.JPG.html

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Old 19-02-2011, 09:02   #2
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can anyone help with this?
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Old 19-02-2011, 09:57   #3
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Rimmers sell this stuff.

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-XPT002002OF

But I have never heard of there being a Genuine MG Rover part 'equivalent' to the Esso EZL799. MGR said to use the Esso product. ?
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Old 19-02-2011, 11:35   #4
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yes thats where I bought it from - just wanted to make sure it isnt the unipart stuff being sold under a different name
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Old 19-02-2011, 20:17   #5
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I'm looking for CVT fluid to my MGF as well. I went to SMC and they have the same Xpart 'MG Rover' stuff. I didn't buy it, because I'm afraid a little bit, but maybe this liquid is ok.
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Old 23-02-2011, 21:40   #6
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Have now found a local garage who have the proper Esso fluid and will sell it by the litre for £15 (same price it costs them). Otherwise its necessary to buy 20L drums of it.
Given that the 'MG Rover' XPart stuff only costs £5 per litre it cant be the same stuff. I think I will just use it to flush out whatever random fluid is currently in the box then get hold of the proper Esso fluid.
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Old 23-02-2011, 22:49   #7
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BMW MINI garges may sell it to you either in a 20l drum or maybe by the litre into your cans.

It's the right stuff because the early MINIs have the same CVT gearbox.

BTW it's now branded 'Mobil' EZL799 but it's the same stuff.
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Old 25-02-2011, 19:23   #8
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I asked ExxonMobil about EZL 799 and got the answer :

"Hi,

Esso EZL 799 is not available. Unfortunately there is no replacement.

Kind regards
Marta Anna Sobolewska
Technical Help Desk Engineer - Europe Africa Middle East
ExxonMobil Business Support Center Czechia s.r.o., Vinohradská 2828/151,
130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic, mail point 79
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fax 00 420 221 459 111
toll free numbers 0 800 028 2851

This email is sent on behalf of :
ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties, division of ExxonMobil Petroleum &
Chemicals B.V.B.A., Antwerpen, Belgium"
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I've talked them too and they don't even know what they sell!

It's still made for BMW and comes in Mobil containers as I said above.

I bought 20 litres mail order from a Bmw online spares site late last year.

I'll look out the details.

Edit: I got it from 'BMMini Parts' (New Car Parts Limited, Peterborough) BMW part number 83 22 0429154 in July last year and it cost £115 plus delivery + VAT for 20 litres and it's in a Mobil drum!

http://www.bmminiparts.com/

Use the 'Part Finder' search to get a price quote because you won't find it listed.

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I've talked them too and they don't even know what they sell!

It's still made for BMW and comes in Mobil containers as I said above.

I bought 20 litres mail order from a Bmw online spares site late last year.

I'll look out the details.

Edit: I got it from 'BMMini Parts' (New Car Parts Limited, Peterborough) BMW part number 83 22 0429154 in July last year and it cost £115 plus delivery + VAT for 20 litres and it's in a Mobil drum!

http://www.bmminiparts.com/

Use the 'Part Finder' search to get a price quote because you won't find it listed.
Thanks, I have asked them for a quote. BTW the part number you gave comes up with "83 22 0429154 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OIL CVT EZL 700 A, 20L" - so presumably EZL700A has superceded EZL799? What part number is on your drum?
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It's as above ie 83220429154 and it is EZL799A, made in France with Mobil on the tin!

I'd upload a photo but I can never remember how to do it! Well it's actually all the fiddling about resizing it, etc. I get very 'senior' at times like this!
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Yes, I would agree - only use the EZL799 fluid in the CVT box.
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