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What diff oil?

ian52 Feb 5, 2010

  1. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    What should go in my rear diff? Better change it before it runs dry.
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    75w90 Synthetic.

    Same stuff goes in the gearbox too.
     
  3. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    Yeah agreed. Whatever you do don't get it from Audi. They specify it as "axle oil". Cost 40 bloody squid for 3 ltrs! I almost sh*t myself!!
     
  4. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    How much does it hold? 1.5l or something?
     
  5. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    ye

    craigs had been leaking for ages, i had half a litre left over from doing my gearbox, and the half a litre was just enough to fill it up.
     
  6. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    Thanks.
     
  7. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    Went to do it tonight but couldnt get the filler plug out. Ill need to get a proper allen socket and try a littlr heat on the diff housing then it should go. I think its not the best head on the plug as the allen key didnt fit perfect in it so i hope it doesnt round off.
     
  8. therealnovaboy

    therealnovaboy Missed A Gear

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    rear diff oil capacity is 1.9 litres. i came across this the other day.
     

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