Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Alexandra Hills, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Fair enough, but you could always order the oil and change it yourself after the service is done. I think the oil to do the whole lot (Engine g/box and diff) is less than $150 through PM.
Once its in there you can then just drop everything out at 15,000k's. In this application the PM oil would be good for at a minimum 40,000k's (with filter changes at 15,000k). The only reason I change my oils at 15,000k is because I have to drop the engine oil anyway to get the filter out. I do the g/box and rear drive at the same time just to keep a check on it, but the gearbox oil is good for 80,000k. At 15,000 it comes out clean as new, with no sludge or metal whatsoever.
BTW, I also slightly overfill the rear drive to get the oil up closer to that rear drive bearing. I fill the rear drive to the normal level, then spin the rear wheel backwards and pour an extra 100mls of oil in.
Some purists will say its a bad thing, but it hasn't caused me any problems (leaks, blown seals) in the last 40,000k's, and I haven't had any rear drive failures either. So I'll continue to overfill it a bit each time I service the rear drive.
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