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Diff lock evo 1 gear

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Discodevon, Jan 15, 2019.

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  1. Discodevon

    Discodevon Well-Known Member

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    hi is any of you kind people using this oil in there r380 gearbox? What’s it like
     
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    I used it in an l77 and it made a noticeable improvement but leaked out after a few months or so and was too expensive to keep buying it.
     
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    It’s manufactured buy AMSOIL, therefore Identical product to AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Synchromesh Transmission MTF-94.
     
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    I've used it in my R380 and it transformed it in to a modern, smooth gearbox. As Flossie says, it bloody expensive. Didn't know about the AMSOIL thing or priced that up.
     
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    Did it leak out because of it’s viscosity, or did you have a noticeable leak with regular oil? I’m intrigued to know if it’s worth the plunge.
     
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    When I got my Land Rover, the first major service I did I put the relevant Difflock Evo product in my transmission. I think the gear change improved. There's a bit of a knack to changing gear on my R380. Going from first to second you have to shove the gear lever well over to the left and second to third requires you to let go of the lever when it is in the neutral position so as to let the spring centre it and then push forward with one finger. If you try and keep your hand on the lever it won't go in. After a while I changed it again and now use standard MTF 94, changing it every couple of years and that's almost as good. The main thing is to keep changing it, as the R380 seems to accumulate sludge and metal dust, and an oil change cleans it out a bit.
     
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    Bit of both I think, most boxes seem to have a drip somewhere and it got worse when I checked a few months after filling with the Evo stuff.
     
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    I was trying to decide whether to use it or not and have a little trial between the MTF94. ATF dex 3 and the difflock evo stuff, the only things I have seen about it are good minus the leaking
     
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    I think there's a lot of detergent in it which dissolves the muck round seals and gaskets.
     
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    I used it in mine for years. Using MTF now, but will probably change back next oil change. Never leaked then and still doesn't.
     
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