Jump to content


Photo

Castrol BOT 130M


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Mack

Mack

    Old Hand

  • Settled In
  • PipPipPip
  • 206 posts
  • Location:Chile

Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:40 PM

I have not heard from such lubricant before. Seems to go in the new Puma gearbox. Not even in the UK Castrol web shows up. Is this equivalent to the MTF 94? any other equivalent brand?

thanks

M

#2 BogMonster

BogMonster

    Old Hand

  • Moderators
  • 11,785 posts
  • Location:Third rock from the Antarctic - 51°41.8'S 57°50.5'W

Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:19 AM

No it isn't the same as MTF94, it is a new (#kin expensive) synthetic lubricant and at the moment I don't know of any equivalents. However it is probably cheaper buying it under the Castrol name, than getting a bottle of "genuine Land Rover gearbox oil".

Maybe try a Ford dealer as the same oil is used in the MT82 gearbox in the Transits.

Been discussed before :) http://forums.lr4x4....showtopic=19567
2002 Discovery II 4.0 V8 auto • 2006 Defender 110 SW 300Tdi • 2011 Ford Ranger XLT crewcab

#3 Mack

Mack

    Old Hand

  • Settled In
  • PipPipPip
  • 206 posts
  • Location:Chile

Posted 02 April 2008 - 01:23 AM

I contacted Castrol asking for this oil and of course they sent me to the dealer. The dealer said "what is that"!. I guess LR can not figure out that Defenders (unlike Jags: use the same oil) are problably built
for the field and get eventually a smashed/flooded gearbox in the middle of Bolivia or Kirgistan, and I bet you will get this :blink: if you ask around for Castrol BOT 130M!

How much was the LR original oil?

M

#4 gemsbok

gemsbok

    Member

  • Settled In
  • PipPip
  • 35 posts
  • Location:Gaborone, Botswana

Posted 02 April 2008 - 02:32 PM

How much was the LR original oil?

M


Seems the stuff is also sold by Castrol in a bottle labelled SMX-S, it's a fully synthetic SAE 75W-85 manual gear oil - at least this is what I got when I went to Castrol's site and asked it what a TDCi gearbox should use...

Not being in the UK I could only google a price - UK pounds 11.57 for a litre!! :wacko:


Ruaraidh

#5 tacr2man

tacr2man

    Old Hand

  • Settled In
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,304 posts
  • Location:J10 M40

Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:21 PM

If they are having to run that sort of oil , I would think that its running pretty much on its limit JMHO

1986 110 CSW 3.9i V8> TD6,  1991 90 300tdi auto, 1999 Rangerover 2.5 dse auto,  2001 Freelander TD4 Auto 



 


#6 Mack

Mack

    Old Hand

  • Settled In
  • PipPipPip
  • 206 posts
  • Location:Chile

Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:09 PM

After insisting with Castrol, the chap kindly answer again saying:

"De: Cat, Enquiries [mailto:AutoTechEnquiries@bp.com]
Enviado el: mié 02-04-2008 8:39
Para: Bertens Neumann Alfredo (Casa Matriz)
Asunto: RE: Castrol Enquiry


In that case - best thing would be a GL-4 synthetic 75W-90 such as maybe TAF-X, or whatever you can lay your hands on that is a 75W-90 GL-4, synthetic if possible, semi or mineral if you are desperate.

Obviously, for warranty it's best to stick to the BOT if you can

Cheers

Andy


CASTROL TAF-X 1 Ltr
SAE 75W/90 is a fully synthetic multi-grade gear oil. gives to ensure extra protection at extreme low and high operating temperatures.
It is formulated with specially selected additives to combine extreme pressure qualities with synchro-cone compatibility.
It is designed to help improve cold weather gear selection and keep transmission noise levels to a minimum at high operating temperatures.
Castrol TAF-X is recommended for use in manual gearboxes, transaxles, transfer boxes and final drives where an API GL4 lubricant is specified. 1 Ltr £17.50

Now, if you go to: http://www.olyslager...px?sType=146678 you realize you can use whatever. I agree with engine oil, but the rest I do not know. Just check what they recomm for the swivels




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users