Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!





Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    JHB
    Age
    26
    Posts
    437
    Thanked: 20

    Default Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Howzit guys,


    This weekend I changed my diff oils and thought I'd check the TC oil. It has a slight leak which will be addressed soon.


    When undoing the filler plug oil started coming out, it was probably 50ml or so.


    Where did this oil come from? Surely you cant fill the level higher than where the filler plug is?


    Some online research shows the breather may be blocked causing it to leak out somewhere at the top.


    Any thoughts :/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Fourways Gardens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    3,431
    Thanked: 574

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by miks. View Post
    Howzit guys,


    This weekend I changed my diff oils and thought I'd check the TC oil. It has a slight leak which will be addressed soon.


    When undoing the filler plug oil started coming out, it was probably 50ml or so.


    Where did this oil come from? Surely you cant fill the level higher than where the filler plug is?


    Some online research shows the breather may be blocked causing it to leak out somewhere at the top.


    Any thoughts :/
    That's normal,was probably just slightly over filled from a pump.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Oppi plaas
    Age
    45
    Posts
    1,542
    Thanked: 784

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    +1 What Claude said, also it is possible to overfill if it's not parked level (rear of Landy higher than the front, even just a little) or maybe it wasn't perfectly level when you checked the oil. I don't think there's anything to worry about.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    JHB
    Age
    26
    Posts
    437
    Thanked: 20

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaudeG View Post
    That's normal,was probably just slightly over filled from a pump.


    Thanks Claude. Any thoughts on the TC leak?


    Landy was at The Gearbox Company a while ago for some other stuff and Sean said it was 'leaking blind' from the top. I have looked from under and also taken out inside panels from the car to look from the top and cannot find the source of the ooze...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Fourways Gardens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    3,431
    Thanked: 574

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by miks. View Post
    Thanks Claude. Any thoughts on the TC leak?


    Landy was at The Gearbox Company a while ago for some other stuff and Sean said it was 'leaking blind' from the top. I have looked from under and also taken out inside panels from the car to look from the top and cannot find the source of the ooze...
    Miks if you can't even see the leak I'd just leave it and keep an eye on it..

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Springs
    Age
    59
    Posts
    16,707
    Thanked: 275

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    careful that it is not leaking through from the gearbox into the TC
    it does happen often enough

    Land Rovers never die, they simply become organ donors!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    JHB
    Age
    26
    Posts
    437
    Thanked: 20

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    careful that it is not leaking through from the gearbox into the TC
    it does happen often enough
    How do I know if this is indeed happening?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    St Lucia
    Age
    73
    Posts
    182
    Thanked: 8

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by miks. View Post
    How do I know if this is indeed happening?
    Check also gearbox oil level, after parking the vehicle on a perfectly flat spot

    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    JHB
    Age
    26
    Posts
    437
    Thanked: 20

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Booked my Landy in for Friday morning to have the TC leak sorted out.

    I will specify to check the seal between the Transfer box and gearbox (intermediate seal I think). Also a small engine oil leak I cannot find either which needs to be sorted.

    Lets hope the leaks are done soon, I will keep you guys updated.

    In the next 2 weeks I plan to replace the diff pinion oil seals - any advice on the actual nut on the diff if I don't have a torque wrench to tighten?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    NORTHCLIFF
    Age
    52
    Posts
    63
    Thanked: 6

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Hi Miks just bring landy to me I will fit the seal while u wait and have a cup of coffee

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Springs
    Age
    59
    Posts
    16,707
    Thanked: 275

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by seansta View Post
    Hi Miks just bring landy to me I will fit the seal while u wait and have a cup of coffee

    think it will take a little longer

    Land Rovers never die, they simply become organ donors!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Centurion
    Age
    57
    Posts
    604
    Thanked: 34

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    My landy's TC was overhauled a couple of years ago and it started leaking again so wanted to try someone else. Feedback from Walter's customers for transfercase leak fixes are very positive so took it to him. He also fixed the TC leak of the other 90 I bought. So far my garage floor is bone dry .... no oil stains

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    De Wildt
    Age
    56
    Posts
    34,522
    Thanked: 9682

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by seansta View Post
    Hi Miks just bring landy to me I will fit the seal while u wait and have a cup of coffee
    "the seal between the Transfer box and gearbox"

    Please take a video, I'd like to see that
    2012 Jeep Sahara Unlimited 3.6 V6
    Percivamus

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Springs
    Age
    59
    Posts
    16,707
    Thanked: 275

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    well worth replacing the collar between TC and gearbox as well
    those collars wear a groove and eat seals

    the intermediate shaft has o rings
    any signs of the centre shaft turning in the casing it is worth having the casing bored and bushed
    just replacing the o rings will not solve the problem
    quite often the preload on the centre shaft is incorrect which will cause the shaft to float around in the casing and damage the aluminium casing

    Land Rovers never die, they simply become organ donors!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Fourways Gardens
    Age
    39
    Posts
    3,431
    Thanked: 574

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by seansta View Post
    Hi Miks just bring landy to me I will fit the seal while u wait and have a cup of coffee
    This must be Sean of the Gearbox Company!

    Defender Puma Raw Limited Edition
    Series III 88"
    Scout Nomad


    Chop your own firewood and it will warm you twice

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Gordon's Bay
    Age
    49
    Posts
    28,879
    Thanked: 4378

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    If a Land Rover still has oil in it, something is wrong.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    JHB
    Age
    26
    Posts
    437
    Thanked: 20

    Default Re: Defender Td5 transfer box - help needed!

    So the Landy went in last week for some TLC and I asked them to check the TC while they were busy, turns out there was a stripped bolt somewhere at the top where the oil was leaking out.


    Apparently the bolt was over tightened which stripped it completely. All re-sealed now and looks to be bone dry - finally


    Other work done: Diff pinion seals changed, front prop sent it to be reconditioned, clutch master leak fixed (I see this morning its still leaking but less ... will have to go back) and the biggest change I can feel is the rear stabilizer bar which had the bushings and the ball joint links replaced.. my car handles like its on rails now. Cannot believe how worn and buggered the parts were.


    Very happy to be driving the Defender again!

Similar Threads

  1. Advice needed...Defender 130..TD5
    By Bushluver in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 2015/09/03, 02:19 PM
  2. Inspection Needed - Td5 Defender 130
    By chrisratay in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2015/08/02, 04:40 PM
  3. Defender Defender 110: Td5 or Tdi as daily drive?
    By MariusBez in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 2013/09/17, 07:37 AM
  4. Defender TD5 Transfer box ratio
    By Wessl in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 2013/09/16, 10:27 PM
  5. Defender Buying a 2002 TD5 Defender, advice needed.
    By constantlm in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 2011/10/05, 12:12 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •