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V8 Saloon Rear Axle oil type.

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zxcvbnm
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V8 Saloon Rear Axle oil type.

Post by zxcvbnm » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:40 pm

Hi All,
I am due to change the rear axle pinion seal and will change the oil at the same time. Unfortunately this evening I lost
myself in the maze of internet information regarding what type of oil to use in classic cars. Can anybody recommend
a good current modern equivalent oil for the rear axle to those listed in the service manual?
Thanks in advance Paul

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Re: V8 Saloon Rear Axle oil type.

Post by classiclife » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:27 am

Hello Paul,

A decent EP90 Hypoid such as Castrol will do you fine.

Whichever oil you use, ensure it is GL4 spec only.....................................GL5 is completely unsuitable as it can damage older classic car internals due to its modern make-up.

If the diff is a bit noisy you can use EP140 - which I know some classic vehicle owners do.

I've attached the Classic Oils link FYI, it provides a good choice of oils and if nothing else is a useful guide before buying; be it from them or elsewhere.

https://www.classic-oils.net/Oils-by-Ap ... -and-Type/

Best wishes.

Richard.
1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon
DLOC East Sussex Area Representative.

Southern Classics Society Events Co-ordinator.
www.southernclassics.org.uk

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Re: V8 Saloon Rear Axle oil type.

Post by zxcvbnm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:52 am

Many thanks Richard, sorry if its obvious , but should I be using mineral based or silicone based oils in the daimler? This is my first time adding lubs. Paul

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Re: V8 Saloon Rear Axle oil type.

Post by classiclife » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 am

Hello Paul,

No apology required.

I have always used mineral based oils in my classics, V8-250 included.

Best wishes.

Richard.
1968 Daimler V8-250 Saloon
DLOC East Sussex Area Representative.

Southern Classics Society Events Co-ordinator.
www.southernclassics.org.uk

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Re: V8 Saloon Rear Axle oil type.

Post by zxcvbnm » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 am

Many Thanks Richard, very helpful thank you. Paul

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