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Date Registered: 08-2004
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Just make sure the car is level and fill the dif until oil just starts to come out of the top filler hole. Of course the bottom one is for draining it.
The manual gearbox will have the same arrangement, autos are a different bucket of works....
If you think the dif oil's never been checked, it might pay to drain and inspect - the drain plug usually has a magnet on it so you can get an idea of the amount of wear or if there are any teeth floating around in there!!
The 40000 and 80000km services should include changing dif and gear oil (manual, not sure about auto). I'd be very aware of the brand and grade of oil going in that rear dif since it has a wet clutch.

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Date Registered: 02-2005
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Sorry Jalal, hit the caps lock button & too lazy to go back & redo as I was most of the way through it!

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Thanks Shawn,

Mine is auto, so guess that makes it a bit "complicated"? emoticon

Phil: Not a worry mate. Leave it like that.

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They change the diff oil in the autos too.. just had mine done at 80K. Wouldn't know what specific oil was used though.

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Naff wrote:

They change the diff oil in the autos too.. just had mine done at 80K. Wouldn't know what specific oil was used though.



Nathan, do you have the invoice for the 40K service, I just checked mine and it was a major service, yet nothing been mentioned about changing the diff oil, except a note saying "top-up all levels" whatever that means.



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Posted by Dunoon - Moved from another thread
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Talking of diff oil;
I recently had to have my Commodore ute diff overhauled at great expense. I was told that the diff oil (which was special because it is a limited-slip diff) had "gone off" and congealed, which would not have been good for all the bearings. The service manual does not mention diff oil changes & the ute had done 145,000k.

Question: what are you all doing re diff oil changes and has anyone ever heard of oil "going off".
 
Thanks.

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Oil can go off due to either running at too high a temperature or not getting hot enough. eg:- too many very short trips where any water in the oil does not boil off if the temp does not get hot enough.
If the temp is too high for too long, the oil will break down as it gets thinner & will not lubricate the engine. That is why using too low a viscosity oil may be bad for longevity of your engine, especially in a hot land like Australia.
Manufacturers like to suggest a very thin oil as it improves fuel economy, but at the expense of longevity of the motor.

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Date Registered: 10-2005
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quote:

Shawn wrote:
I'd be very aware of the brand and grade of oil going in that rear dif since it has a wet clutch.


 What do you mean by this ???

 Shawn, any ideas on a good diff oil, especially for the rear.

 Has anybody else used 'non Nissan' diff or transmission oils.


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 Has anybody else used 'non Nissan' diff or transmission oils.



Brett, I thougt I replied to you in the other thread (have you seen the .pdf file I uploaded?) Castrol has xtrail specific transmission and diff oil within the Nissan spec.



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Jalal,
 Yeah got it thanks, but the 'wet clutch' comment threw me. I didn't realise that there was a thread dedicted to this topic before posting in the other one.

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