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S3 Rear Diff Oil Change

jonS3 Feb 6, 2007

  1. jonS3

    jonS3 Member

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    Right, I now know that it needs to be a 75w90 GL5 oil in the rear diff, but before I start, does anyone know what tool is needed to remove the drain plug and filler plug?

    cheers

    Jon
     
  2. markyp2002

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    If its anything like the diffs i make the drain plug will be a square centred grub screw (relatively big one)

    as for the oil, make sure you get Castrol 75w90 Synthetic transmission oil - its the best type to use.
     
  3. simch

    simch Active Member

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    And mine took Three litres according to my invoice form APS! I thought here was only a litre in there...! So make sure you have enough! It takes a while to drain to, about 30 minutes or so!
     
  4. fdussud

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    Have a look on the VAG Parts LTD website. They sell the tool needed to remove the filter as well as oil and new filter.
     
  5. jonS3

    jonS3 Member

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    there's no filter on the rear diff. are you thinking of the haldex oil and filter?
     

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