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I have a leaking drive shaft oil seal which I am planning on fixing in the next couple of weeks, what I was wondering is what type of gearbox oil to use, I thought MTF94 but a friend of mine who is a rover mechanic and will be helping me to fix says 75-80 will be fine. Just wanted to know what other people think.

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75 80 is for the R65 box if you have a PG1 (all 1.8's and diesels) then im pretty sure its a different grade

I always get my gearbox oil from Rover - that way I always get the right stuff to go in.
 
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This old can of worms! If I have it right, it's R65 box for 1.4 and 1.6, PG1 for the rest.

PG1 should have MTF94 but gearoil may be used for topping up.
 

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DaveVVC said:
I have a leaking drive shaft oil seal which I am planning on fixing in the next couple of weeks, what I was wondering is what type of gearbox oil to use, I thought MTF94 but a friend of mine who is a rover mechanic and will be helping me to fix says 75-80 will be fine. Just wanted to know what other people think.

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can i ask wot the symtons are,i think i have the same prob.
i can see oil on the drive shaft if i look down from the top of the engine bay,can smell oil too,plus the clutch slips if you put your foot down
 

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Thanks for your help everyone!

monster said:
can i ask wot the symtons are,i think i have the same prob.
i can see oil on the drive shaft if i look down from the top of the engine bay,can smell oil too,plus the clutch slips if you put your foot down
I first noticed when the car was up in the air on a ramp, I noticed a small drip of oil on bottom of gearbox, wasn't sure at first where it was coming from but after having a look about there was a lot of oil where the drive shaft goes into the gear box at the O/S. I haven't noticed any symptoms really when driving other than sometimes its hard to get into reverse just dont want the gearbox to eventually run dry of oil.
 
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