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Drained my transfer box, bronze metal on magnet!

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Gottschalk, Jun 22, 2022.

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    payydg Well-Known Member

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    I meant leaves as in what falls off trees, a bit of a joke, which has only got funnier by explaining.

    I personally worry about ragged chewed up bits of metal. Out with of that I would base the need for a rebuild based on what you find ‘clinically’. Too much play or leaking too much - probs for a rebuild. If not much play leaks can be kept on top off - probs wait until the aforementioned reach threshold and rebuild then.

    saying that I did once have catastrophic transfer box failure 50miles into a 600mile journey so what do I know.
     
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    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

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    Haha yes but i did say it could be stuck with goop and not magneticness :p

    Didn't see/read the transfer box but :D
     
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    Gottschalk Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Brown, very informative! Just the answer I hoped for, I'm interested more than anything else! Thanks again!
     
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    Gottschalk Well-Known Member

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    Haha! Oh I see! I was scratching my head desperately trying to recall anything in the hidden recess' of my memory that a part in a landy gearbox was referred to as a leave! All I could think of was leaf springs!! :D

    And no, like you say, as and when. I've put the recommended synthetic 75/90 back in and I have a slight seep (very hot day and towing trailer) from what I think is the sump gasket on the transfer box, everything is working well though, and keeping ontop of oil changes etc she should hopefully see me through a few more years before I have to do some proper surgery! Thanks for your replies on here!
     
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    Quite often it's the remnants of the thrust bearings in the centre diff, very normal to find on a high mileage box.
     
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    Supposedly there are certain bronze alloys that are slightly magnetic, presumably with a high nickel content, but I've never come across any



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    Refill the transfer box, take ‘er for a spin and then recheck the magnet again for foreign particles.
     
  8. Gottschalk

    Gottschalk Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I'm not overly worried. I've had a few good replies on here as to the diagnosis, been driving her for a week and everything selects fine, just an old landy doing old landy things.
    I'll check again in 8k! :)
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    It's not bronze. It's custard powder. :)
     
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    Gottschalk Well-Known Member

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    Least I gorra transfer box!!! :p
     
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