KAGISO II

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KAGISO II

Post by Tiny Howarth » 18 Sep 2014 17:53

Oompi, just a quick question the API GL-4 Oil you recommended for the gearbox and transfer case for the 1999 Manual Box Patrol,is this a Synthetic oil?

I went out and bought Castrol Syntrans Multivehicle 75W-90 Manual transmission oil, i hope this is the correct oil, very expensive :redface: :blonde:

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Post by Tiny Howarth » 18 Sep 2014 17:55

Sorry forgot to say it is API GL-4

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Post by Kagiso II » 18 Sep 2014 18:26

Hi Tiny .. No, the GL 4 I used on gearbox was not synthetic..
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Post by Tiny Howarth » 18 Sep 2014 18:38

Oh gosh, do you think i can use this Castrol Syntans Multivehicle 75w-90 oil or not?

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Post by Kagiso II » 18 Sep 2014 18:48

Dunno about replacement / alternative oils Tiny .. My manual specced GL 4 .. thus thats the way I went ..
Maybe if you phone a reputable GEARBOX Centre and check with them ??
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Post by Tiny Howarth » 18 Sep 2014 20:23

Thanks, will phone Mayfair in the morning.
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Post by Peter Connan » 19 Sep 2014 17:45

Tiny, my car didn't like that stuff. Seems to prefer the Castrol non-synthetic oil...

Perhaps the spares shop will exhange it it you haven't put it in yet?
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Post by Tiny Howarth » 03 Oct 2014 17:23

Peter Connan wrote:Tiny, my car didn't like that stuff. Seems to prefer the Castrol non-synthetic oil...

Perhaps the spares shop will exhange it it you haven't put it in yet?
Thanks, could not put in gearbox oil yet, only transfer case, could not change the gear oil due to some clever guy welded a piece of thread rod on the filler plug, tried to loosen with pipe wrench but thread rod broke out, plug block is damaged, had to leave like such and drove the Patrol from Cape Town to Walvis Bay, now home will check what i can do to get plug out.

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Post by Peter Connan » 03 Oct 2014 20:41

Some people really shouldn't be allowed near welding equipment!

OK, the issue that I and Gerrit Loubser had with Syntrans is that it seems to degrade synchromesh performance.

On that basis, it is probably OK in the transfer case, but I am not expert enough to give any guarantees.
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Re: KAGISO II

Post by Herrie » 04 Oct 2014 17:33

My Patrol's tranferbox use automatic gearbox oil.
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