Oil for axle

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Oil for axle

Postby 67-2door » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:19 pm

Hi.
Is it acceptable to use EP80/90 GL5 oil in the rear axle instead of the EP90 that's recommended in the manual?
I have plenty of 80/90 to hand but I'm struggling to get EP 90 locally, will the thinner oil make it more likely to leak?
Thanks.
Neil.


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Re: Oil for axle

Postby MikeNash » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:34 pm

Neil,
I've used that EP 80/90 GL5 oil for years without trouble. I've a small drip at the front bearing (behind where the prop-shaft connects) but I've always had it and it's no worse with the new oil. So I say use it!
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Re: Oil for axle

Postby dalebrignall » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:36 pm

ive been using that for years
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Re: Oil for axle

Postby 67-2door » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:55 pm

That'll do me then, thankyou. :)


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Re: Oil for axle

Postby Oldmogman » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:06 pm

I prefer to use the manufacturer's recommended EP90 so I got some Millers EP90 from Classic Oils in Aylesbury

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Re: Oil for axle

Postby 67-2door » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:59 pm

It's funny you say that. I was at Newark autojumble yesterday & a stall there was selling Castrol classic EP90 so I bought some of that to refill with instead of the EP80/90.



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