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My 12k service is looming and I have already changed the engine oil at 6k despite the 1st service being at 12k. The 12k service which I will be having done at a specialist only changes the engine oil as far as lubricants is concerned, on my previous 300 Defender I did all the servicing myself (no warranty concerns), this included changing the gearbox, transfer and axles oils every 12k. I know I was being a little excesive doing this and I'm not to sure how often these things should be changed. For example

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Gearbox @ 120k

Transfer @ 48k

Axles @ 48k

Should I get my specialist to change the oils sooner i.e 12, 24k.

I was thinking of having the lot changed at 24k then that would be half of what LR recommends for the 48k changes.

Any advice is most welcome, at the end of the day I dont mind spending the money if the oil has reduced in quality even at 12k but I dont want to be throwing money away for the sake of it.

Cheers Rich

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IMO, as long as you are using quality, approved lubricant there is no reason to change at any different intervals than the factory recommended ones, including engine oil.

The only exception is if you do any wading. It is alway good to check often for water ingress in that case.

If you are really concerned, have the oils analyzed. It is cheap and will give you confifence that it is fine at the recomneded change intervals.

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IMO, as long as you are using quality, approved lubricant there is no reason to change at any different intervals than the factory recommended ones, including engine oil.

The only exception is if you do any wading. It is alway good to check often for water ingress in that case.

If you are really concerned, have the oils analyzed. It is cheap and will give you confifence that it is fine at the recomneded change intervals.

How or where do you get oil analysed?

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It is only worthwhile getting your oil analized if you do it several times

at equal intervals.

An oil analasys wil tell you the state of your oil but not your engine unless

you continuously monitor it so you can detect changes in the oils content.

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The t/box and axles are the same as they have always been and I wouldn't dream of leaving those for 48k miles unless they are done on a motorway...

If I got one I would probably change the main gearbox oil at no more than 48k and all the others every 12k which is what I normally do.

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The t/box and axles are the same as they have always been and I wouldn't dream of leaving those for 48k miles unless they are done on a motorway...

If I got one I would probably change the main gearbox oil at no more than 48k and all the others every 12k which is what I normally do.

Cheers, I noticed the TD5 transfer and axle intervals are 24k. How can LR suddenly change the intervals to 48k when they are the same units.

Just out of interest though why leave the gearbox longer than the transfer, does the gearbox oil have greater sustainability?

Thanks

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With the price of the poofty new gearbox oils I should bluddy hope they last longer :rtfm: but I think 120k is pushing it :huh:

As has often been said on here, fresh oil is the most cost effective investment you can make in any mechanical component in a vehicle (apart from the brakes, because putting oil in the brakes would be a silly thing to do :rolleyes:)

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It is only worthwhile getting your oil analized if you do it several times

at equal intervals.

An oil analasys wil tell you the state of your oil but not your engine unless

you continuously monitor it so you can detect changes in the oils content.

Not true at all. The analysis will tell you if the oil is still OK to use. It will tell you how much life is left on it. It will tell you if there is a problem in the system. There is a lot of information to be gained from a single sample.

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axle oils and transfer box oils are the same as the older model (syntrax)

hence they should really be changed every 24k and not 48k as mentioned above

new gearbox oil isn`t available from dealer yet though is available from ford as that`s what it is.

hope this helps

my f****** comma key isn`t working!!

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