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Gearbox, diff & transfer box recommendations HERE >

Getting the right oil for gearboxes, diffs and transfer boxes can be tricky, so please ask here if there is any information that you need.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your car. e.g.
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What recommendation are you looking for? Gearbox, diffs, limited slip diffs, transfer boxes etc

Any oil we recommend is available to buy from us (if you would like to) for delivery throughout the UK and many destinations Worldwide. We offer a really extensive range of oils and lubricants from 11 major oil manufacturers at prices much lower than the high street and main dealers. We stock oils and fluids that meet pretty much all manufacturers and international specifications. Our brands include, Silkolene, Fuchs, Gulf, Castrol, Motul, Mobil, Millers Oils, Shell, Valvoline, Amsoil and Red Line.

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I want the best-performing, highest spec. fully-synth. engine oil for my remapped 1.9 JTDm 16V diesel, because I drive the pants off it.

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Hi

What year is yours? Does it have a DPF?

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Hi Tim, thankfully, no DPF.

And she's 5 yrs old.
 
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Hi

In that case, go for a top end ester based oil if you want the best for it.

5w-40 engine oil | 5w40 oil

Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition.

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Some of those aren't diesel-specific. I thought it was better to have diesel-specific for a diesel?
 
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Hi

There is no such thing as a diesel or petrol engine oil, putting 'Diesel' in the name is done to give the customer confidence the oil is suitable for their car. While some oils might carry specifications that make them suitable for diesel engines, it doesn't make them any less suitable for petrol ones. If you look at the specifications that an oil meets, there will usually be an ACEA one. That will say something like A3/B3 or A5/B5 where the A relates to petrol engines and B for diesels. Diesels can be more fussy about the oil used than petrol engines, but that's usually due to the diesel particulate filters fitted to some modern ones. They need certain oils, but those oils are fine for petrol engines as well. A good example of that is the BMW LL04 specification, which is aimed at long life use in petrol and diesel engines without harming the DPF.

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I thought there may be some consideration as to the type/amount of detergent in the oil, due to Diesel being an 'oily' fuel?
 
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I thought there may be some consideration as to the type/amount of detergent in the oil, due to Diesel being an 'oily' fuel?
As Tim said you need oil with the appropriate light duty diesel specification for your car. These usually come hand in hand with a "high performance" petrol engine specification. i.e. not just any "standard" petrol engine specification.

Heavy duty diesel oils have formulations to better handle higher levels of soot but they don’t usually have approvals for light diesels, so it would be unwise to use one.
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Feel free to contact us here for any Gearbox, diff & transfer box recommendations or any oil related questions you may have.

It's a good time to buy, we are currently giving an additional 20% off All Gear Oils with voucher code GEAR20

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Hi

It's just a dye, but with gear oils, it tends to mean that it's an ATF.

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