Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

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Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

Postby 4ePikanini Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:52 pm

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Re: Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

Postby tonton Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:41 pm

Does these specs apply for all models, or a specific engine?

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Re: Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

Postby Clive Frost Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:42 pm

Hi All - Mainly directed to Mr "4ePikanini"

Please help!

I drive a '97 Pajero, 2.8TDi (SWB)

In the Hayenes Repair Manual The Recommended Lubricants and fluids are as follows.

(Only discussing the areas where I would like your input and some explination if you can. (I'm neither an expert nor a complete dummy)

Manual trans mission lubricant: SAE 80/90W GL 5 Gear Oil (2,3l)

Differential lubricant: SAE 80/90W GL 5 Gear Oil (2,6l)

Transfer case lubricant: SAE 80/90W GL 5 Gear Oil (2,4l)

Now my questions:
1- What is the difference between GL 4 and GL5 - Is it the viscosity????? Is 4 less thicker than 5?

2. Your tables recommend GL 4 for Gearbox and Transfer case but GL 5 for Differentials - What is your personal opinion and why?

3. What will you recommend based on experience for (1)Engine, (2)transmission, (3)tranfer case & (4)Differentials: Brand and Spec please!!

My drive style is very calm and a lot of times in the bush at idling speeds (Game viewing and photography) and on tar I never exceed 4000 rpm's but will average a drive speed of 110 - 115 km/h, with the revs close to 3000rpm. Once every 2nd month I'll play along with some friends @ 4x4 venues and use everything the Pajero can deliver. (Within save parameters - I need the vehicle during the week so I can't risk unnecessary breakdowns)

That's my story - I'll await your response!

Cheers all and thank you 4ePikanini.

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Re: Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

Postby 4ePikanini Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:00 pm

as far as I remember some gl-5 oils are bad for the syncros (yellow metals) due to the high sulphur content so some fear degradation of the syncros on gl-5.

I would trust Mitsu's spec over Haynes' spec and use gl-4 in tranny and transfer and gl-5 in both diffs with the friction modifier added in the rear diff (about R56 from mitsu).

Also note that the VCU in the transfer is dependent on the right spec and viscosity oil.

nice reads here

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub ... ber=729255
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub ... ber=729289
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub ... ber=767070
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Re: Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

Postby Gerrit Loubser Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:14 pm

One or two comments:

While both are gear oils and are available in many different viscosity grades, the difference between GL-4 and GL-5 oils is that the latter are designed for situations where a large percentage of sliding occurs at the contact interfaces under high contact pressures (such as in hypoid or amboid gear sets commonly found in differentials' crown wheel and pinion sets).

These days there are GL-5 oils that are compatible with yellow metals and can be used in the gearbox, but just make sure on the specific oil before using it.

The viscous coupler in the transfer case is a sealed unit and therefore does not depend on the lubricant used in the transfer case for correct operation (unlike the friction plates in the limited slip section of the rear diff in Pajeros so equipped).
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Re: Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

Postby Clive Frost Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:30 am

Hi all

Firstly TNX to all the comments and info!
OIL is a bigger subject than one initially thinks!

Feedback to what I did.
I am a Castrol believer so I went the Castrol route:
Engine: Castrol Magnatec
Transmission & Transfer Case: Castrol 402 – SAE 75W-85 GL-4 (Fully synthetic Transmission Fluid) COSTLY – but in my opinion simply the best.
Differential: (Front and Rear): LSX SAE 90 API GL-5 – It’s an extreme pressure Mineral Gear oil for final drives. (LSX – For Limited slip rear axles)

My transmission never gave me any problems but I do experience a difference in gear change – very smooth, excellent!
Cheers all
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Re: Gen2 Pajero Fluid recommendations and capacities

Postby 4ePikanini Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:21 am

I would have used normal GL-5 and add Mitsubishi's friction modifier in the rear diff. The friction modifie is only about R60 from the dealers.
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