What lubricant does a differential use?
Differential oil, sometimes referred to as gear oil, is found in the axle housing. It’s thicker than engine oil and is designed to perform under high pressure (gears mashing together, hydraulic nature of clutch packs) rather than high temperatures like engine oil.
Can you put grease in a rear differential?
They don’t grease them because gear oil leaks out- they grease them because water leaks in through the seals. Grease works better than gear oil if you live in the water. The key is in keeping the diff completly full of grease so you pump more in after every ride or 2 and keep it full.
What’s thicker 75W90 or 75W140?
So, the difference between “75W90” and “75W140” is that at operating temperature, the 75W140 will be considerably thicker than the 75W90 but at room temperature they will be about the same viscosity.
Should I use 75W90 or 75W140?
I think you’ve got your numbers backwards the 75W140 is the heavier (140 vs 90) and for more severe service. It is recommended only for the rear diff and only for heavy towing and continuous use. You shouldn’t go heavier than 75W90 in the front and for normal duty and occasional towing 75W90 is fine for the rear.
How do you fill the front differential fluid in a VW?
Using a torque wrench torque the drain plug to 26 ft-lb. (Image 9) Using the J1C1109 front VW Touareg differential fluid, begin filling the front differential through the fill port on the front side of the differential. Fill the differential with fluid until you see the differential fluid flow from the fill port.
How to change VW Touareg differential gear oil?
Since the front VW Touareg differential fluid gear oil is thicker it is best to get the differential fluid warm before draining it. This can be done by taking your car for a quick 10-15 minute drive. This will allow the front differential fluid viscosity to get thinner and flow more easily from the front differential when drained.
What kind of oil does a VW Beetle use?
1998-2004 Beetle 1.9L TDI models with ALH Engine Code use VW 505 00 oil spec. 2004-2008 Beetle 1.9L TDI models with BEW Engine Code use VW 505 01 oil spec. 2013-2014 Beetle 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec. 2015 Beetle 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
What kind of oil does a VW Passat use?
2008-2010 Passat 2.0T models with CBFA or CCTA Engine Codes use VW 502 00 oil spec. VW Passat 1.8 Turbo Oil Specs 1998-1999 Passat 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec. 2000 Passat 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec. Owners will need to confirm their VIN.