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Hi I have a 1986 Land rover county. I'm just wondering if anyone knows of a Land rover mechanic that knows there stuff around Geelong region I've called a few specialists but they say they don't touch cars as old as mine 

Cheers 

Jesse 

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Oz would be my guess, if I was in an area I didn't know well I'd get in touch with the closest 4x4/LR club or group for some pointers to a decent mechanic .

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On 7/26/2020 at 9:26 PM, FridgeFreezer said:

Saying which country might help?

Hi im new to the forum but but the topic heading  is conveniently named machanic wanted VIC Australia. I'm not shore if every one can see that though? but I'm guessing that if you don't no where geelong is you probably wouldn't no a mechanic there 😋 

 

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3 hours ago, Maverik said:

But then come straight back here (lr4x4). :)

whats your actual problem?

Hi maverik maybe you can help.. I did come here first as it was free 😂 

I was going to get a few things done at a mechanic because I have just acquired the car and have a lot of questions and most importantly wanted some one who really knows there stuff to look it over. I wanted to get  the a frame ball joint done as well. But I have have just got a vice and may also give that a crack myself.

I have fixed most the niggling little  things my self thanks to my new best friend on YouTube (Britannica restorations) but the more things  I fix the more I fined that needs fixing 

I'm currently trying to identify my transmission it's definitely an lt77 or lt85 as reverse is next to 1st. It would make sence for it to be an lt85 but who knows what has been done to it over the last 30 Years. I have identified my transfer box its an lt230. But I can't match  mach what looks like the serial number on my gear box  I'll attach a photo.  Iv done a little research on best oil to use in both transfer and gearbox  on AULRU and every one seems to have a different opinion on the best oil to use.

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I think that's a casting number, do you have a wider view?

If you go to Ashcroft's web site they've an identification guide.

 

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So for gearbox number location on a LT77 - see here - but post up the full spec of your vehicle is it V8, inline petrol, or diesel - this gives you a big clue as to what box it likely is. I think you'll quite honestly get as much info as you ask for on here, there is a mammoth amount of knowledge at your finger tips. Ask away as well as check out the technical archive - https://forums.lr4x4.com/forum/15-land-rover-technical-archive/

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LT77 = Reverse left of 1st gear

R380 = Reverse on the right opposite 5th gear

What engine ?

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1 hour ago, Arjan said:

LT77 = Reverse left of 1st gear

R380 = Reverse on the right opposite 5th gear

What engine ?

Hi arjan the lt85 and Lt77 have reverse left of 5th.. it has the 3.9 isuzu 4db1 engine . I think it may have come with the lt95 originally if it's the original owners manual that I have in the car..had a good look on Ashcroft but couldn't quite get the info I needed but I may need to clean it up a bit and have a better look.  Thanks for that Mavrik I'll give it a go cheers 

1 hour ago, Arjan said:

LT77 = Reverse left of 1st gear

R380 = Reverse on the right opposite 5th gear

What engine ?

1 hour ago, Arjan said:

LT77 = Reverse left of 1st gear

R380 = Reverse on the right opposite 5th gear

What engine ?

5 hours ago, Maverik said:

But then come straight back here (lr4x4). :)

whats your actual problem?

Hi maverik maybe you can help.. I did come here first as it was free 😂 

I was going to get a few things done at a mechanic because I have just acquired the car and have a lot of questions and most importantly wanted some one who really knows there stuff  look it over. I wanted to get  the a frame ball joint done as well.

I have fixed most the niggling little  things my self thanks to my new best friend on YouTube (Britannica restorations) 

I'm currently trying to identify my transmission it's definitely an lt77 or lt85 as reverse is next to 1st. It would make sence for it to be an lt85 but who knows what has been done to it over the last 30 Years. I have identified my transfer box its an lt230. But I can't match seen to mach what looks like the serial number I'll attach a photo.  Iv done a little research on best oil to use in both on AULRU and every one seems to have a different opinion on the best oil to fuse.

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1 hour ago, Gazzar said:

I think that's a casting number, do you have a wider view?

If you go to Ashcroft's web site they've an identification guide.

 

Hers a photo of a wider view bad light bad camera but see if you can make anything of it... I'm thinking its an lt85 but I can't be 100 present 

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If it is an 86 County then it originally had a LT85 but while unlikely I guess it could have been changed to something like a LT77 but is not likely with the 3.9 Diesel which never had the LT77.

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On 7/29/2020 at 1:22 PM, Jesse said:

Hers a photo of a wider view bad light bad camera but see if you can make anything of it... I'm thinking its an lt85 but I can't be 100 present 

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This is a solid case LT85  I can see. 

Take note that there are two variants of LT85, a solid case one and a 'split case' also known as the 'lightweight version. The former has a smooth casing and the latter a ribbed casing that bolts together down the centre line, hence being referred to as split case.'

The big hex plug you can see is home to a plastic oil filter. The split case version doesn't have this :) 

 

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The mid 80s 110s in Australia had the 3.5 V8 or unlike elsewhere in the world, the Isuzu 3.9 4 cylinder diesel - to deal with the torque pulses of the diesel the solid case LT85 was used for both engines after the LT95 was replaced - the LT85 behind the diesel was still marginal and did not last long if misused.

 

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