R380 input shaft play

JohnnoK

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Mar 19, 2017
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Cape Town, South Africa
The R380 runs ATF and has an internal oil pump, so I wold run a trans cooler.
Negative, you should use MTF, not ATF. The correct spec is in RAVE.
Trans cooler is not part of US market spec, as far as I understand, but it won't do any harm to fit the kit. If it has run any teeth or bearings, then a complete strip down is advised as the bits get into the pump and the internal oilways and before long, the rest of the bearings will be toast.
It's a tricky box to get right, shims on the shafts, so best to get the manual if you plan on DIYing it. Replace the pump, too if you open it up.
 

terryjm1

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Jan 23, 2011
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I have two 96 D1s with R380 and V8 that came from factory with oil coolers. My ROW D1 R380 with 300tdi did not come with an oil cooler. My guess is the oil cooler was only added for V8s that may be pulling trailers.
 

JohnnoK

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Mar 19, 2017
119
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Cape Town, South Africa
I have two 96 D1s with R380 and V8 that came from factory with oil coolers. My ROW D1 R380 with 300tdi did not come with an oil cooler. My guess is the oil cooler was only added for V8s that may be pulling trailers.
I think it's more determined by final market.
My Td5 in South Africa has a cooler as do all the other Discos I have seen.