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Postby andy » 04 Jul 2006, 13:29

does anyone know what oil i should put in my HS axle with lsd, any help much appreciated.

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Postby Harry Flatters » 04 Jul 2006, 16:53

lsd oil!
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Postby opel_charlie » 04 Jul 2006, 19:21

Lsd oil now theres a mind blowing thought :D

erm wouldnt 80-90 be fine?
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Postby Harry Flatters » 04 Jul 2006, 21:53

No, I was serious. Mechanical LSDs need a different oil with different friction modifiers - or a general use oil which is rated for mechanical LSDs. The original Opel spec is their catalogue number 19 42 380 but any decent oil supplier should be able to recommend a suitable one.
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Postby andy » 05 Jul 2006, 01:59

has anyone got an idea of what a suitable one woul dbe ie from a type from castrol like 80-90 or whatvea?

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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 Jul 2006, 10:07

i'm pretty sure it just says Lsd Oil on the bottle.
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Postby andy » 05 Jul 2006, 11:41

ahh right fair enough didnt see anything like that when i was in halfords yesturday maybe im just being blind. Does anyone know the capacity of the diff?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 Jul 2006, 12:55

andy wrote:ahh right fair enough didnt see anything like that when i was in halfords yesturday maybe im just being blind.

that's surprising as even my small local motorfactors stocks the stuff :?
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Postby andy » 05 Jul 2006, 13:35

probably just another case of halfords being useless!!!
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Postby opel_charlie » 05 Jul 2006, 18:46

I would think lsd oil would be special order at halfords not much call for it i'd say. Try your small motor factors they usually stock all the odds and sods.

Fill up the diff until it drips from the plug hole.
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Postby Neilyman » 05 Jul 2006, 21:43

opel_charlie wrote:I would think lsd oil would be special order at halfords


I think knowledgeable staff are special order only at Halfrauds too!
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Postby roadrally » 11 Jul 2006, 20:14

Ive used geartex ls from texaco garage before now. I was lucky to get 5ltrs of shell spirax lsd oil so i use that now.
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