Is EP 90 the same/ similar as 80w 90?

ACEngineering

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Oxon
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

99.9% 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.
 

pycoed

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99.9% 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.
Ah I see, oil technology has seen enormous advances over the years, I just wish they could make some to smell like Castrol R:love:
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!
 

Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
Ah I see, oil technology has seen enormous advances over the years, I just wish they could make some to smell like Castrol R:love:
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!
I know of a machine dealer once told me to put sawdust in a gearbox to take out the play
 

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