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MT82 Output shaft kit


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Product Information

The MT82 6 speed gearbox fitted to the 2.2 and 2.4 TDCi is prone to the spline on the rear output shaft wearing which causes a total loss of drive, this spline 'frets' as it is dry in the same way the earlier LT77 and R380 mainshaft splines wear in the transfer case input gear, same thing, different spline.

The MT82 mainshaft comes out of the gearbox and a female/female coupling shaft (LR030054) is fitted to this with a large bolt.

A male/male coupling shaft (TUD500020) then fits into the LR030054 and the other end goes into the transfer case input gear.

The spline that wears is the one at the rear of LR030054 and the front of TUD500020.

We have devised a method to make this splined interface wet with oil which stops the wear.

We make a new coupling (like LR030054) and spark erode two small slits in the front face where it fits to a bearing, also loose two teeth from the front spline at 180 degrees to eachother (to let the oil through), then spark erode another two small slits on the rear face under the clamping bolt, this now allows oil to 'leak' out of the mainbox to this spline. We then machine a thread on the outside diameter and also make two O ring grooves.

The new shaft (like TUD500020) has a ground diameter that the transfer case input seals runs on, we machine this diameter further up towards the gearbox for the O rings below) to seal on.

We then make a alloy new part which slides over the shaft, this has 2 'O' rings fitted to the inner diameter which seal on the new ground diameter of the shaft and has both a diameter to seal on the outer coupling O rings and a thread to fit it to the coupling.

A tube spanner is supplied to fit this part.



Product Code: MT82 shaft

Installation Information » (Click to Expand Collapse)


Please click here to see the article in Land Rover Owner magazine with comprehensive fitting instructions 


A tip for removing the old collar in situ with the rear casing still fitted is to weld 2 M8 nuts to the 2 cut outs then either use a slide hammer or a 2 legged puller.

Fit the LR030054 and TUD500020 as normal, put a light smear of grease on the O rings and some loctite on the female thread in the ali collar before fitting,


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Note the torque setting for the hex bolt that holds the LR030054 part is 133 fl lbs,

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Customer Reviews

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Really good and heavy duty gear

As usual LR told me that the rattle noise coming from my rear diff was normal...replacement of the output shaft by your's proved the opposit just before breaking down and severe damage. Thank you

Marc Missud :: Nov 24 2018, 17:44 PM

Excellent Service

Ordered the out put shaft on a Friday and delivered to my door in Australia on the following Tuesday. Will be fitted along with the ATB Centre Diff on the next service. Expecting great result.

George Steel :: Nov 03 2017, 05:25 AM

Mk82 output shaft kit

Sorry, forgot actual rating

Dan :: Aug 01 2017, 09:05 AM

Mk82 output shaft kit.

Arrived in Australia at my outback address on Tuesday after only ordering on Friday before! Awesome service. Yet to fit, but it looks like a great solution.

Dan :: Aug 01 2017, 09:04 AM

Supply to Australia

Ordered the shaft in Western Australia on the 01/05/2017 arrived 05/05/2017. Will install when clutch replaced in future.

Les Malone :: May 24 2017, 01:26 AM

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