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Old 14th February 2007, 15:31   #1
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Default Texaco N402 for JATCO unit

Hi,

I'm preparing to do an oil change in my JATCO unit. How-To guide suggests using Texaco N402 oil but the closest i can get is an ATF that my local Land Rover dealer uses. Will ATF be ok to use?



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Please read Crofts comprehensive missive on the subject of JATCO transmission fluids.

http://www.the75andztclub.co.uk/foru...5&postcount=34
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Old 14th February 2007, 22:00   #3
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Hi,

I'm preparing to do an oil change in my JATCO unit. How-To guide suggests using Texaco N402 oil but the closest i can get is an ATF that my local Land Rover dealer uses. Will ATF be ok to use?


John

I believe it's extremely important to use the right type of oil. My transmission hadn't been changing down very well at times ever since I bought the car, so I had the fluid changed for the correct type a week ago and it feels like a new box, it just takes a slight nudge on the throttle and it changes down straight away. I think somebody must have put the wrong fluid in it previously, because there's no other explanation.
I probably should have taken the car back to SMC's in High Wycombe where I bought it, but I wasn't absolutely sure that there was a problem with it until I read the reports on here of how other peoples transmissions behave.
The company that changed the fluid said that they have to stock countless different types of transmission fluid because it's very important to use the right one! :lol:
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Old 21st February 2007, 16:59   #4
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I went to Furrows in Shrewsbury today to get the Mg/Xpower N402 equivelant, I'm finding it very difficult to find real Texaco N402.

They proudly presented me with, MTF 94. I explained "its a rover 75 2.5L Auto, AUTO!!!!", "This is what we put in them"

I came away emtpy handed.


Anyone know of somewhere i can order Texaco N402? or is the Land Rover equivelant (ATF something or other) safe to use?


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Old 21st February 2007, 17:20   #5
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I went to Furrows in Shrewsbury today to get the Mg/Xpower N402 equivelant, I'm finding it very difficult to find real Texaco N402.

They proudly presented me with, MTF 94. I explained "its a rover 75 2.5L Auto, AUTO!!!!", "This is what we put in them"

I came away emtpy handed.


Anyone know of somewhere i can order Texaco N402? or is the Land Rover equivelant (ATF something or other) safe to use?


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Priorslee Motor Spares in Telford.

They know exactly what to supply for the Jatco box and it works out at £22 for 5 litres as far as I can remember.
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If you are still having trouble, the Freelander uses the same JATCO box and the fluid can be purchased at any land Rover Dealer Part No. LNR402
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Old 21st February 2007, 17:43   #7
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If you are still having trouble, the Freelander uses the same JATCO box and the fluid can be purchased at any land Rover Dealer Part No. LNR402
I did try the local land rover dealer but they claimed not to know any part by that number so I'm lookign for alternative supplies at the moment. Left a message with Texaco/Havoline customer services, hopefully they will ring back with a source for N402.


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I did try the local land rover dealer but they claimed not to know any part by that number so I'm lookign for alternative supplies at the moment. Left a message with Texaco/Havoline customer services, hopefully they will ring back with a source for N402.


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John - when I was looking, my local landie dealer wanted £49 plus VAT for 5 litres

Surely Priorslee Motor spares isn't too far from you?
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Old 21st February 2007, 19:54   #9
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John - when I was looking, my local landie dealer wanted £49 plus VAT for 5 litres

Surely Priorslee Motor spares isn't too far from you?
Not to far at all. But i'm lazy i wonder if they deliver


I'll give them a ring tomorrow, i can pop down there on Friday.

(I really hope the Ford dealer don't use MTF94 in autoboxes)


Cheers for the tip.

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Not to far at all. But i'm lazy i wonder if they deliver


I'll give them a ring tomorrow, i can pop down there on Friday.

(I really hope the Ford dealer don't use MTF94 in autoboxes)


Cheers for the tip.

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Actually John - they are a wholesale motor factors so they might well drop some off to you.
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