[ROVERNET - UK] SD1 Gearbox

Glen Wilson rovercar at comcast.net
Thu Feb 1 18:16:08 GMT 2007

Kent Kinard wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> If you have driven the replacement transmission and it works normally, 
> simply flush it with kerosine and refill with synthetic gear oil.
> Kent k.

I converted my auto SD1 to manual some years back. When I removed the 
oil plug, I found that it had a magnetic insert that had collected a 
certain amount of metal debris. I cleaned that off several times as I 
flushed out the gearbox and picked up a few more bits each time until 
there seemed to be no more turning up. It was mostly minor stuff. After 
the gearbox was installed, it ran just fine, was quiet and shifted 
smoothly during the couple of years that I drove it. So, personally, I 
wouldn't panic and write it off if you find some junk in there. It's 
probably fine. (After all, the LT77 ain't exactly a Swiss watch...)

As I recall, there was a way to put a cut-off hex wrench into an 
electric drill and use it to test the function of the oil pump. This 
actually worked for me.


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