Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 3:49 PM
MTF 94 are a later oil then Dex ATF II , II-D, III . Therefore it´s not named in early owner manuals . The oil shall protect better about high torque and wear on gears , it has more protecting additives . I´l Tink ATF is to thin, even if Landr. says it´s okay . The boxes don´t hold . Especially in high temp and torq. in the 380 box .
I think mine gearbox has been a little less noisy since i started to use it (MTF).
You can buy MTF oil direct from Landrover partnumber STC 9157 5 Liter ore STC 9158 1 Liter . Price around 28-32 Euro here in SWE. for 5 Liter .
Now to Rob .
I heard that Honda use the same oil in their gearboxes (MTF). And you can buy it in 20 liters can . Take the price down a little per L. .
Castrol clame that their SMX-S full syntetic SAE75W/85 can be used instead of MTF . There are one guy here now that changed his oil in the 380 box (2001 Def. , change from MTF to Castr. SMX-S ). And he says that the box was easier to shift and had even less noice .
When i have changed oil on my gearbox , i have been worried over how the oil looks (like metallic paint plus the magnet full of metall ) . And i don´t use the car hard . So i´m ready to use whatever to make it wear less .
Reg. Anders S !
[ 01-16-2002: Message edited by: Anders S ]