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Diff oil change

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:45 pm
by Rob
I changed the diff oil the other day and took a few pics whilst doing so. For grades and quantities see: forum/viewtopic.php?t=9

Pic showing the location of the drain and fill holes (with nuts removed).
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You'll need a hex drive or allen key to remove them. The latter doesn't work so well as you need a lot of leverage to undo them.

Replace the drain plug and fill with oil, this is the tricky part. There's not much room around the exhaust pipe to fit a filler bottle. I found a 1l bottle with a pull-up spout that did the job.

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It's a tight squeeze when the bottle gets empty:
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Replace the fill nut, Torque them both and you are done:
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Note: I'm not responsible for anyone causing themselves or their car damage by following the above. It's just how I went about it.

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:23 am
by E910
I used one of these Transfer Guns when I did mine, makes it so much easier to get the oil in.
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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:31 am
by Rob
I looked all over the place for something like that. The guys in the motor factors looked at me as if I had two heads when trying to describe it! It would make the job a lot easier alright.!

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:05 pm
by kato
nice one rob , I was looking into doing mine soon.
top job dude 8)

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:46 pm
by james1485
E910 wrote:I used one of these Transfer Guns when I did mine, makes it so much easier to get the oil in.
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i had alook @ my gearbox and diff and said "by fook if ill get to pour a gallon oil bottle in to that".
so i bought 1 of these aswell.
made it 100 times easier and it was only £10

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:38 pm
by IS3_FTW
Do you have to pump it out as well as pumping in?

Never done it before :oops:

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:45 pm
by Rob
IS3_FTW wrote:Do you have to pump it out as well as pumping in?

Never done it before :oops:


Nope, the drain plug is right at the bottom.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:56 am
by Shane M
Nice one mate now thats my next job , cheers for the info :)

Just need one for the gearbox oil now, any takers ? ;)

gear box oil

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:57 pm
by rnd_audio
hey lad its pretty much the same as the diff two bungs, one at the bottom for the drain and one up the side for the fill. open the top one first so it stops a air lock and the oil coming out in sturts, then refit the bottom bung and fill it up till it poors out the top
i think the last time i did it the diff took just over 1L and the gear box took 2l dont hold me to that thou,

also make sure you get lsd oil as it is different to normal diff oil. just ask at your motor factors they willl know what your on about

hope this helps

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:27 pm
by Rob
I'll be tackling the gearbox oil in about two weeks (weather permitting), if you want to wait that long. :)

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:00 pm
by Shane M
I can wait :) appreciate the help guys thanks :)

Re: gear box oil

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:49 am
by Noel
rnd_audio wrote:
also make sure you get lsd oil as it is different to normal diff oil. just ask at your motor factors they willl know what your on about

hope this helps


You don't need LSD oil as it's a torsion differential so only needs gear oil :wink:

that's assuming it's a OEM diff and not aftermarket?