No it's not the same Someone did explain the critical differences but I can't remember exactly .
AFAIK the EP means Extreme Pressure & it contains sulphur additives to increase lubricity. Trouble is that sulphur also attacks copper alloys (e.g. bronze bearings) especially in the presence of water, so some gearboxes warn against EP oils
Ah I see, oil technology has seen enormous advances over the years, I just wish they could make some to smell like Castrol R99.9% sure they dont use them type additives any more, haven't done so for quite some time now i think? but years ago you would be correct.
I know of a machine dealer once told me to put sawdust in a gearbox to take out the playAh I see, oil technology has seen enormous advances over the years, I just wish they could make some to smell like Castrol R
I well remember people stuffing sawdust into Transit diffs to try to decrease the whine (impossible in an early one!). I also remember advice to stuff a Bri-nylon shirt into a gearbox too, though that may have been Arthur Daley in the first Minder series!