What Did You Do To Your 4X4 This Week? Include photos, if possible!

shanegtr

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Full trans flush today with Penrite BMV. The disco uses a ZF 6hp26 6 speed auto which ZF recommends their own oil - LG6 which is at best around $35 per litre. The Penrite equivalent I got for $168 for 20L so a fair bit cheaper. Not my most favourite job on the car to do but. New trans pan filter and magnafine inline filter on the cooler return line installed (I've been using the magnafine for most of the current transmissions life -around 70,000km of driving with the filter - trans is only 90,000km old). I have my trans oil tested so will be interesting to see how the BMV compares. First oil change on this trans so thats 90,000km done on the oil, but with the additional filtration from the magnafine I can go a little longer than without it.
 

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shanegtr

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Theres not a huge amount of information that can be gathered from colour alone. From lab tests of the oil its actually not that badly oxidised (compared to new oil). Overall contamination levels have been creeping up, which is totally normal especially in an auto trans. And as I mentioned I do have extra oil filtration which means it lasts longer. I probably wouldn't push more than 50k in an auto trans with the factory filtration - most auto pan filters are very average as far as filtration is concerned. Manual trans with decent oil would easily go longer as there is very little contamination occurring.
 

dno67

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You could increase the service intervals using a full synthetic oil. But you need to way up the cost Vs benifits. From my experience gear and hydraulic oils can show very little discoloration when servicing, imo suggesting a good health report. Rear LSDs always have some contaminants that change the oils appearance.
Bloke l used to swing spanners with once told a very true saying.
Lubrication is the cheapest mechanic, you can employ.
 

mac_man_luke

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Most ZF 6hp26 are "sealed for life" in the service schedule for most vehicles with them but not really recommended but 90k is a lot better than most vehicles will get.

Interested to see how you go with the Penrite, when i had a ZF (and then the ford clone 6R80) genuine oil was the go but that was when aftermarket options were only just starting to appear (but were not perfect yet).
 

shanegtr

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While it is generally true that synthetics can last longer, in a lot of applications they may not be worth the expense. Where they are worth using is applications that are high heat (synthetics handle oxidation better, every 10deg doubles oxidation rates) and compartments with small oil capacities. My issue with synthetics is most on the market are class III base stock, which is actually a highly refined mineral oil and not a true Polyalhaolefin synthetic - if they are not specifically stated as a POA oil then it's likely to be a class III oil. If your not testing the oil then I wouldn't try extending oil change intervals and changing them out on schedule is recommended
 

shanegtr

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Most ZF 6hp26 are "sealed for life" in the service schedule for most vehicles with them but not really recommended but 90k is a lot better than most vehicles will get.

Interested to see how you go with the Penrite, when i had a ZF (and then the ford clone 6R80) genuine oil was the go but that was when aftermarket options were only just starting to appear (but were not perfect yet).
Land rover I believe stated 240,000km or 10yrs for the trans (I could be wrong on the exact distance but it was a stupid large interval). Should be more accurately called sealed for warranty period
 

mac_man_luke

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yea 240k be lucky for it to last that long without a change, very much last the warranty period and then they get to sell you a new trans
 

Olelux

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As some of you may know i done my timing belt water pump and seal
 

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Colly18

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A bit of minor make-up work for the Colly this week. My 'old school' sealed beam spotties were looking a bit sad with black paint flaking off, so I gave them a freshen up some Winter White touch up paint to match the ute duco. All pretty again now! :)

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red hilux

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Install a second hand steinbauer. Test drive tomorrow.

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Removed my catch can. It’s not doing anything. My car doesn’t appear to have a blow by issue.

That oil is after a year odd being fitted. All pipes, intercooler are dry. The drain to the old catch can was dry
 

Kegs1972

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I made an addition to one of our 25L water drums. Due to my shortness it's hard to access anything behind our fridge in the tub so I made up this hose to run from the drum behind the fridge to the tailgate. It has a tap so for access to water it's heaps easier than lifting water drums in and out...

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Testing it out this weekend
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Bomber2012

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I made an addition to one of our 25L water drums. Due to my shortness it's hard to access anything behind our fridge in the tub so I made up this hose to run from the drum behind the fridge to the tailgate. It has a tap so for access to water it's heaps easier than lifting water drums in and out...

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Do you fill it through the hose ?
 
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