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  1. #1
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    Default Rear Differntial, Angle Gear and Haldex Fluid Change? (High Mile Members comments)

    I am approaching 120k and am on the fence if I should have all three of these or a combination of these changed. I have been doing the transmission fluid and other fluids as well. I am really looking for feedback from "high" mile members and what they have done since it is working well for them.

    Thanks!
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    Fully serviced final drive due to fluid leak.
    Cleared the vent hole.
    Replaced angle gear and final drive fluid with Volvo's close to 130,000 miles.
    Last edited by Xheart; 07-25-2014 at 09:04 AM.
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    I change my diff, angle gear and Haldex fluid every 50k since it was new. All oil breaks down over time and i would rather replace it sooner rather than replacing bearings. ( That being said changing it about the same time you due your timing belt roughly every 100k is a good ideal) as for me I bought a small electric fluid pump / sucker for about $30 and takes me about 20 mins to change all 3 fluids. That being said at close to 200k on my 05 everything is still moving nicely.

    As for what type of oil i use i have, Mobil 1 synthetic 75W-90 for the angle gear, Lucas heavy duty high performance 80W-90 for the rear diff and for the Haldex i only use the Volvo Haldex fluid since i have never found anything else for it.

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    Do it. That simple.
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    No question about changing the fluids, do it. You will need to suction the fluids as there is no drain plugs. I used Volvo fluids. I recently changed Bevel gear fluid, was dark but no sparkles in the drain fluid, easy to access. Haldex, easy fluid change, but the filter is almost impossible to access. The Haldex filter was coated with grey sludge, which easily drain off. The drained haldex fluid looked dark yellow in the clear vacuum tube, but opaque in the jar. The rear differential plug is difficult to access due to partial blockage by a bracket. Don't drop the plug on the plastic tray below the differential, difficult to recover. Rear fluid was also dark but no sparkles. Lubrication is inexpensive relative to component failure. I now feel confidant the fluids and levels are correct.
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    I did my angle gear at 60K, will do the Haldex and read diff at 65K (next oil change)
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    Change both every 50-70K...religiously! (if you can yourself)
    It may be excessive, but cheaper than new diffs/angle gears!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkochis View Post
    I am approaching 120k and am on the fence if I should have all three of these or a combination of these changed. I have been doing the transmission fluid and other fluids as well. I am really looking for feedback from "high" mile members and what they have done since it is working well for them.

    Thanks!
    I am going to change them all. We have a 2012 Pilot and Honda wants you to replace all the fluids for 4WD every 15k/30k.

    I will also be using the Mobil 3309 instead of paying 2x the cost for Volvo fluid.

    Thanks for all the replies.
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