Alternative Fluids

PCOLA

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Any advice for the thrifty? Substitute for the pricey LR oils:
1) Alternative Power Steering fluid to the Gucci hard to find LR, is Dextron a good choice?

2) Front rear diffs (non electric) a GL5 Lucas 90wt?
 

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I put Royal Purple in my diffs about 2 years ago and have had no issues. I do use factory LR PS fluid. I use Castrol GTX High Mileage Synthetic 5w 30.
 

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I used Pentosin CHF-11S and Castrol Syntrax Longlife 75w-90
 

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Many will disagree, but for the cost difference I always go with Rover OEM fluids.
Sometimes challenging to locate but somehow always available somewhere.
You know I went to the local dealer to get a can of PS fluid and it looked like it had been on the shelf for 20 years, covered in dust and the label had fluid stains. I guess they have all that stuff in 55 gallon drums out in the shop and few people actually buy fluids there.
 

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