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L300 4x4 rear differential - sourcing a reconditioned unit

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davep10000



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to add, that if the axle breather is blocked, this will cause quite high pressure in the hot diff, and force oil out in unusual places! Very common on old landrovers - people assume its seals that fail, but its just overpressuring.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the pics I can find of L300 platform/chassis cabs appear to have leaf rear springs, except one spurious reference to "L300 front coil springs". If your L300 has coil springs, the axle casing is going to have very different mountings to the common leaf spring type.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:27    Post subject: Update on rear diff leakage Reply with quote

Update on the saga of leaking rear diff.  After using metal magic to patch the pin-hole which was revealed after much scraping away at rust - camper passed MOT without any problems. They also managed to drain the diff and refill. Took the camper out for 100 mile trip - once parked back at home no dripping visible, but there was a slight film of oil on the casing.
I have continued my search for replacements - including using old friend from Japan. No success as of yet - new parts no longer produced, and occasional search of ebay unsuccessful so far. Guess we shall keep on using the vehicle and try to remember to check the level in the rear diff after each trip.
Regarding the rear springs - my error. Leaf springs.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 14:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be wrong, but I believe the leaf springs on your camper may be the same as those on same age L200s, and like them, take the axle casing over them. Is your diff faulty, or just the casing? There are plenty of scrap L200s around, so if their casings measure up, you might find a good one cheap enough. Check bolt no. and diameter of diff. You might even be able to compare diff ratios on the VIN plate.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 16:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Chassis P25T is listed as a Delica Truck (commercial variant), without an ABS system.

Whereas the Delica Star Wagon's are P25W with leaf springs connected above the axle.

Your axle which shows two parts numbers MR162744 and MR162747, have a ten bolt diff housing and the leaf spring connected below the axle.

The L200 has 25 difference chassis variants, some of which have leaf springs connected below the axle.

The KA4T, KB4T and KB9T, all have leaf springs above the axle, so will not fit.

The K34T appears to be the same axle, part numbers MB598398 and MR124023

The K62T appears to be the same axle, part number MR241022

The K64T appears to be the same axle, part numbers MR241022 and MR296224.

The K74T, K75T appears to have the same axle, part numbers MR296225 & MR296226.

You will note the parts numbers have a flow and Best as I can work out you need to look at models made between 1996 and 2001.

You may also require a shim set, Part number MB185319, to ensure the correct gapping for the half-shafts, where they bolt to the axle.

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Prescotian



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 19:39    Post subject: Delica L300 - rear axle for collection Reply with quote

Last year I was posting about problems with a leak in rear differential casing.
I saw a replacement rear axle for sale on ebay from Mitzibits. I decided to take a chance - although the guy at Mitzibits advised me that it would not fit my vehicle after checking the details etc. I hoped local garage would be able to do any modifications necessary. (Part no. was MB393507)
Anyways - axle delivered and I presented it at local garage. Next day the mechanic advised me regratfully that he couldn;t make it fit, so I reclaimed it and it has been in our back garden ever since.
If anyone from the forum wants to come and collect it (we are in Coventry) they are welcome - free of charge.

REAR AXLE & 4.875 DIFF for MITSUBISHI
Delica L300 2.5 TD P25W P35W 1987-1999
(http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/382828169731)

Above are all the details I have to hand - but if you phoned mitzibits with the item number I am sure they can advise.
The covid virus has reminded me about what is important in life - and there is no point in this rusting away in our back garden when somebody might be able to make use of it on their own vehicle. Hence this posting.
Please don't ask me any technical questions - a glance back to my previous posts will indicate that I am not competent in that department.
Best wishes to all of you folk who took the trouble to try and help me last year on this issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear the P25/35s "spring over" axle could not be converted to your flatbed's "spring under" arrangement. On the other hand, you may find owners of our more common vehicles beating a path to your door. Look at prices for L300 second hand spares before giving it away!
Did you check out the possibility of swapping in an early L200 rear axle, complete with springs? If the diff ratio isn't too different, it may work, although 4WD will be a no-no, unless it is also possible to fit the L200's front diff too.
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