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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.

Note the new female/female LR030054 coupling does not have the 2 cut outs to fit the LandRover holding tool for fitment so you will have to either lock the shaft using 5th gear or use an impack gun to fit.

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,


Technical Information / FAQ's » (Click to Expand Collapse)

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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MT82 Output shaft Kit

Just fitted this shaft to my 110xs Utility. Great bit of kit, drive a lot smoother now. Had about 30% wear on the old original at 85000 miles. Prompt delivery and good communication.

Andy Cox :: Oct 12 2020, 16:22 PM

MT82 Output Shaft Kit

Service and speed of delivery to Australia fantastic! Great instructions made it easy to install. A quality product. Many thanks.

Karl :: Jan 23 2020, 09:13 AM

Output Shaft Kit.

I have had this drive fail twice in my 2015 110, the first time at 77'000 under warranty, the second at 89'000 that really made me spit, I pulled the back box off and found the coupling in hell of a mess so needed to look for something to put this job to sleep, I thought the Ashcroft upgrade looked a good bet so put in an order over the weekend and had the parts turn up about 8am on the Tuesday morning, the box looked First Rate with the Ashcroft name stamped on it, the parts inside were a delight to look at and the alloy cap again marked up with the Ashcroft name, it is something I like to see as this puts a good thought in my mind that its worthy, included in the box is a short crib sheet on fitting the parts and a lead to picture detail well it all helps, on the crib sheet was a little line on checking the 2 Dowels are in place??? I had NO hollow dowel so this would account for the short life of the L/R dealer fitted parts, I soon bought the hollow Dowel and fitted things back together, the result is the truck fly's along like it has 50 more bhp, so I am a very happy customer and really pleased with the Service, Parts and Crib Sheet that also has the Ashcroft Name and phone details on if any help is required, as for the price I think it was a Bargain and so pleased to have gone this route.

Tony Coates :: Mar 10 2019, 21:20 PM

MT82 output shaft kit.

Really good kit with basic instructions on the work needed. Fairly straightforward job to fit. The most difficult bit was welding the bolts to the adapter to slide hammer off. All fitted together perfectly and although I was only carrying out the upgrade for peace of mind it drastically reduced the backlash in the transmission, Even though my splines did not look too bad once removed. For the quality of the engineering involved I think it also represents great value for money. It was the first i have done and Taken me 7 hours to carry out the repair on a 4 post ramp with a pto fitted and a few extra bits to repair along the way.

Tim Freed :: Jan 29 2019, 18:58 PM

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

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