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Castrol BOT 130M

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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?

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M

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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.com/index.php?showtopic=19567

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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

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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

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

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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-lubricants.nl/LiquiMo...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

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