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post #1 of 9 Old 08-09-2020, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Has Anybody Tried This For Their 247?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Transfer-Ca....c100667.m2042




Says its the real deal and much cheaper.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-10-2020, 07:09 AM
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I haven't tried it, but the NP247 lube is just a repackaged wet clutch tractor lubricant. The Mopar stuff isn't that much more on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Chrys...dp/B008Y791O2/

I also found a 3-pack of the Mopar stuff for $13.32 per bottle: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Three-Quart...8AAOSw1wZdMKCR
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Good to know! I did see that price on AMAZON but I could not find a deal on Ebay. Thanks
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Mobilfluid 424. Regurgitating what I've read in the forum here over the years (none of it verified):

1. The case was originally designed to simply use ATF. The fluid change was made later in production to appease customer cries of noise and chatter (back when the typical WJ owner
was a soccer mom not a middle-aged off-road enthusiast). In other words, it wasn't designed to use anything particularly exotic or difficult to find.

2. Rumors have persisted that Mopar 247 fluid is actually repackaged Mobilfluid 424. As I remember it, they do look and smell either almost or actually identical. My guess (it's just a guess) is that Mopar 247 has probably had a couple of different suppliers over the past 20 years who simply meet whatever common tractor lubricant spec Mopar thought they should meet.

3. There is simply NO WAY Chrysler spent the money to have a custom lubricant formulated for the 247 - especially after the fact of design. NO WAY. So, it has to be an off-the-shelf lubricant of *some sort*.

4. As far as I know, nobody with any actual verified knowledge on the matter (like a Chrysler engineer) has ever weighed in on the issue here in the forum.

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Mobilfluid 424. Regurgitating what I've read in the forum here over the years (none of it verified):

1. The case was originally designed to simply use ATF. The fluid change was made later in production to appease customer cries of noise and chatter (back when the typical WJ owner
was a soccer mom not a middle-aged off-road enthusiast). In other words, it wasn't designed to use anything particularly exotic or difficult to find.

Just to back up this statement, my 1999 Service manual, copyrighted in 1998 says Dexron II, or ATF Plus are the only lubricants recommended for the NV247 transfer case.
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Interesting; the man I bought my WJ from told me that universal tractor oil is fine for the TC (so must assume that's what's in mine). I can get that easy enough & would only expect it to be around £30 for 5 gallons.

What surprised me though was that despite the LSD, it doesn't need a friction modifier.
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I haven't tried it, but the NP247 lube is just a repackaged wet clutch tractor lubricant. The Mopar stuff isn't that much more on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Chrys...dp/B008Y791O2/
Buyer beware, I ordered that same stuff back in June and the seller sent bottles of Honda gear oil. Amazon did a replacement and I got two more bottles of the Honda gear oil.

I ended up checking the local Dodge/Jeep dealership and their parts dept had the stuff sitting on the shelf (covered in dust because apparently nobody buys from them) and it ended up being about $2 cheaper per bottle than Amazon.

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Back when I last bought Mopar 424, the best price I could find was for the 2.5 gallon jug from Zoro. There's also a 5 gallon available somewhere and I believe at least one larger size than that.

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-16-2020, 08:40 AM
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It seems the 424 is very hard to get here in Sweden, and I hear the 424 is replaced by 426 and now also 428. Is this the same spec oils?
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