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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:55 pm 
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Should it be full with oil ? Going to remove the cable tomorrow and do a bit more digging it see what I can find. Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Just a picture of my two oldies together. The Land Rover is a long term project.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:14 pm 
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Should it be full with oil ?
Yes, sorry just above the tops of the pistons will be fine. Filling it up won't do it any harm!


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:40 pm 
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After looking in there couldn't see any oil although the pistons move up and down very smoothly will top it up in the morning and have a fiddle to see what I can find.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:01 am 
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Oil level in SU's should be just below the top of the sliding piston and needs a top up every 1000 miles...

I use ATF as its got the same viscosity over a wider temp range.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:11 pm 
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I use ATF as its got the same viscosity over a wider temp range.
Thats a top tip there! 8)


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