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Old 22-01-2014, 16:20   #1
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Exclamation Gearbox, diff & transfer box recommendations HERE >

Getting the right oil for gearboxes, diffs and transfer boxes can be tricky, so please ask here if there is any information that you need.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your car. e.g.
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What recommendation are you looking for? Gearbox, diffs, limited slip diffs, transfer boxes etc

Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations Worldwide. We offer a really extensive range of oils and lubricants from 11 major oil manufacturers at prices much lower than the high street and main dealers. We stock oils and fluids that meet pretty much all manufacturers and international specifications. Our brands include, Silkolene, Fuchs, Gulf, Castrol, Motul, Mobil, Millers Oils, Shell, Valvoline, Amsoil and Red Line.

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Old 22-01-2014, 19:15   #2
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Default Re: Gearbox, diff & transfer box recommendations HERE >

All MG/Rover manuals over 1.8L since the introduction of the Montego and the Maestro have used the PG1 gearbox.

The recommended oil for this is MTF-94.

A dry box will take 2.4L but an oil change will probably only take 2.2L.

MG Rover don't give a recommended change mileage or distance.
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You don't list MTF-94.

Your search recommends engine oil - this is not good practice.
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Default Re: Gearbox, diff & transfer box recommendations HERE >

Hi

Which search are you referring to? We took down the old one from our site as there were some problems with it. I agree that 10w-40 is not the best option, but it is listed on some databases as a suitable oil for Rover gearboxes and I've spoken to several people who have used it for years.

The Rover MTF94 is the standard choice for those boxes, but there is no reason why some people would not want an upgrade or to try something different. There are some very good MTF94 alternatives available.

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I used the search box at the top of your home page.

What alternatives are there?
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Default Re: Gearbox, diff & transfer box recommendations HERE >

Hi

Not quite sure what you mean by that, the search box on the top of each page is just a product search, it only lists products based on what you type in, rather than listing stuff based on car details that you enter.

The Red Line MTL, Amsoil MTF or Fuchs Sintofluid are very good quality MTFs. The Millers EP/TRX 75w-80, Gulf Gear TX and Motul Motylgear are good cheaper alternatives.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-670-75w-80-75w-85-mtfs.aspx

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I typed in MTF-94
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Default Re: Gearbox, diff & transfer box recommendations HERE >

Hi

Sorry it's taken me a while to come back to you, it's been a hectic week.

The reason the site is bringing those oils up is because Millers list them as alternatives to MTF94, so when you search our site, it finds that. As there is no reference to MTF94 on any of the MTFs that we sell, the search doesn't list them as results.

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