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Old 02-08-2005, 00:23   #1
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Gearbox oil info needed

I was thinking about changing the gearbox oil on my rover 200 (1.4 V-reg). It has the original oil in and I was wondering on what peoples views are on changing it?
It seems a bit of a pain to do unless you can get it on a ramp so I am thinking of letting my local mechanic do it for what he would charge for labour and I would just provide the oil.
Which gearbox oil do you recommend?
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:21   #2
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cant comment on type of oil you should use..but changing it is pretty straight foreward...see here
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:25   #3
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Make sure MTF94 oil is used, available from Land Rover or Rover dealers.

It's a fill-for-life oil, no need to change it really.
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i think i used esso stuff and it did make it smoother... prob worth doing and not particularly difficult.
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Yes, 'fill for life' oil in the gearbox from the factory.

However, it's a good idea to top up the level just in case there has been a slow progressive loss for some reason. Not a difficult job. I find a funnel with a short length of garden hose helps and avoids spillage. If it needs quite a lot to top up, then investigate the reasons for the loss.

After ten years of ownership, I drained the gearbox oil on my 1990 Montego (PG1 box) as I felt it must certainly need changing. That as before I learned about the 'fill for life' gearbox oil. I did that after 100,000 miles and the oil which came out of that gearbox then was as clean and clear as when it left the production line.
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Major Ingram Make sure MTF94 oil is used, available from Land Rover or Rover dealers.
Er dont mean to appear rude but no its not!
BV75W-80 is the correct oil for R65 box. Last part number i have for it was VYK000080 from a Rover dealer, 1 litre bottles from memory they take between 2-2.5litres from empty.
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Er dont mean to appear rude but no its not!
BV75W-80 is the correct oil for R65 box. Last part number i have for it was VYK000080 from a Rover dealer, 1 litre bottles from memory they take between 2-2.5litres from empty.

I thought the R-65 Gearbox took 1.75 litres from empty to full?
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So is it worth changing the gearbox oil or just topping it up?
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So is it worth changing the gearbox oil or just topping it up?

TBH just check the level and top up
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I thought the R-65 Gearbox took 1.75 litres from empty to full?
Amount was a guestimate mate i knew it used ta come in 2.5 litre bottles and you usually got a bit a change out of one from dry.
Sorry probably should of said that above
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Er dont mean to appear rude but no its not!
BV75W-80 is the correct oil for R65 box. Last part number i have for it was VYK000080 from a Rover dealer, 1 litre bottles from memory they take between 2-2.5litres from empty.
Yes maybe, but isn't MTF94 the stuff MGR use in their boxes now and recommend. Better stuff I believe.
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MTF94 is what you need to use in a PG1 box. The R65 needs different oil BV75W-80.
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cant comment on type of oil you should use..but changing it is pretty straight foreward...see here
I'VE TRIED YOUR LINK PUT CANNOT ACCESS IT. COULD YOU TELL ME WERE THE NUTS ARE LOCATED THAT I HAVE TO REMOVE IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT THEAR GEARBOX OIL CHANGE
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