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OK to put "one shot swivel grease" in transfer box?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Glyn D, Feb 9, 2019.

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  1. Glyn D

    Glyn D Active Member

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    Need to do a 2 hour drive in my 300tdi tomorrow, leaving the house at 8:00am.
    This evening have unexpectedly had to replace the oil seal on the rear transfer box output shaft.
    Looks like quite a lot of fluid has been lost (all over the chassis and when replacing the seal).
    Tomorrow is Sunday so no shops will be open to buy the correct oil.
    In the absence of said oil, would it be OK to use the "one shot swivel grease"?

    My thinking behind this: In the Haynes manual, it lists the same fluids for the axles, transfer box and swivel housings.

    The one shot grease I have doesn't give any specs, just says "replaces STC3435". It's gold in colour and has an oil consitency (unlike the grey grease used in the CV joints for example). Appreciate that's not much to go by which is why I'm asking.
     
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    You not got any engine oil?
     
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    Halfords will be open, get the stuff there.
     
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    one shot is grey its just cv grease, as already said use engine oil if nothing else
     
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    I've got some 15w 40 Semi Synthetic and some 10 40 synthetic
     
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    That's what I thought, but this stuff is gold (the bag split)
     
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    I'm gonna quickly pop to Halfords now before it closes! Anybody have the correct fluid type to hand?
     
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    ive only ever seen grey
     
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    EP90 ain't it?
     
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    For 300TDI defender
     
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    lr used to run lt95 boxs on engine oil though obviously id put ep back in when you can
     
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    Halfords. Ep80/90 is generally all they have. Dont have proper EP90 stocked.
     
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    Halfords is shut. Asda and local petrol station only have engine oil
     
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    that will be ok
     
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    Bang the engine oil you have in there to get you going
     
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    Thanks all
     
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    Just remember the old saying, any oil is better than no oil.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. Seems obvious now but at the time I was rushing and not thinking straight; before I went ahead and put some engine oil in, I dipped the transfer box to see how much oil was in it. Turned out there was still plenty so I just left it as is and waited until I could get the proper stuff.
    The car made the journey and we had lots of fun!
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