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Old 01-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a head related injury and my memory is not photographic as it once was.

I have a 99 Disco 1 SD 150k+ miles that I am in charge of maintaining.
The name of my game is best protection and longevity of original parts.
(Had original brakes and exhaust until 2010)

I need some fluid answers and others if it is okay for what I have in there now. Will any cause issues? Anything I can improve on?
I use Redline exclusively as I get a nice discount.

Right now I have:

Oil: Redline 10w40. Serving me well. I think I recall the 4.0 GEMS to be flat tappet and needs the higher ZDDP. ~5000 mile OCI

Differentials: Redline Heavy Shockproof

Trans: Redline High temp ATF (drain what comes out and top up once a year)

Zerks: bathed in Redline CV2

Coolant: ???Water wetter in the radiator. (What is the PROPER coolant? I read OAT from some posts on here)

Brakes: Castrol LM

Fuel: Redline SL1 as needed. Can't get E0 fuel in NJ

Transfer case: 75w90... BUT it is clunking and whining. Is it SAFE to use Redline Heavy Shockproof in the X-fer case?


Is what I am using now safe, or can something cause issues? Like coolant/antifreeze?

Again, I don't care about the price of fluid as long as they don't cause harm from being too thick/thin/wrong grade.

Anything I am forgetting?

I have read the RAVE manual in DiscoMikes sig, but Redline specs can be tricky for my brain to comprehend versus the RAVE & owners manual which I don't have.

I am going to do all the engine gaskets when the weather is a little better.
Along with replacing the cat-back that lasted 1.5 years from Atlantic British, and resealing the inspection plate on the X-Fer case.

The Rover has been amazing with volunteer work I have been doing after Sandy beat our ass up here with the floods and pulling trees out of local roads to be cut up after, plus the recent snows which she has been pulling cars from ditches when not doing serving as an animal rescue vehicle.

(I had been able to keep up with six vehicle maintenance schedules in my head along with paychecks and the like... Balance checkbook in my head and never forget... so it's been rough coping with this)
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Lets make this easier, send me your number and I'll call and answer all your questions.
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Lets make this easier, send me your number and I'll call and answer all your questions.
Wow, now THAT is service.

I'll PM you... don't think I'm retarded though. Just a lil bump on the noggin changed me a little.
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Yeah, best keep info like that offline. Don't want just anyone seeing it.
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Yeah.
Seems I can only reply using a quote from you.
If it's my number... Understandably.
But if it's about why my memory has gone awry... it's no big secret. It's probably still on OSHAs site, and if it is, it'll be tough to find
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Lets make this easier, send me your number and I'll call and answer all your questions.
I just want to publicly thank you, Mike. You answered what I needed to know.
I read mainly your posts, but also come across some misinformation.

I may have seemed all over the place due to another splitting headache from what I mentioned to you, but it's all written down, and now time to start keeping physical logs instead of attempting to send my brain into overdrive remembering what was once easy.

I'll be on Amazon and BPUtah looking for some parts as well as getting to the gasket kit ordered so I have it ready when the temperature is a little better.

Again, I thank you.
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I think Tom meant the answers to the question, why not put it on the thread so in the future when someone searches for information like this its there.
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I think Tom meant the answers to the question, why not put it on the thread so in the future when someone searches for information like this its there.
Spot on.
I'd never suggest someone post their number or other personal information.

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I just want to publicly thank you, Mike. You answered what I needed to know.
I read mainly your posts, but also come across some misinformation.
One of the hazards of not posting to the forum, no peer review to catch misinformation. One of the reasons I post answers in a thread rather than a PM or phone call.

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I'll be on Amazon and BPUtah looking for some parts as well as getting to the gasket kit ordered so I have it ready when the temperature is a little better.
For parts you must get from a Rover parts house you'll find excellent prices at Rovahfarm, and based on your location, likely better delivery times since he's in Arkansas and ships by USPS priority flat rate if possible.
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