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Front Differential Oil Change

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Does anybody kindly have a write up on the proceedure to change the front differential oil. I just did the manual transmission oil change on my 02 TT and would like to do the front now.

I am changing all the fluids as I am the second owner, its more for piece of mind. The car has just 14k kilometers on it..not much I know, but I like working on my new car. I just have this and the rad fluid change to do then I am done.

I would like to thank the person involved in doing the write up for the tranny change, excellent in every detail. In fact all the info and write up's are superb!

FYI, I used just shy of a gallon container of Swepco 201 80-90 gear oil as from my research on the web, it was the best oil to use, even the P dealer uses it.

Thanks again,


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Did you look at the manual transmission DIY here? I guess we could add it there?

The front differential is another .9 liters.

1. Remove front underside panels.

2. Place oil collection pan under the front wheel drive.

3. Unscrew oil filler screw A.


4. Unscrew oil filler screw B and drain transmission oil.


Refill and torque both screws to 21 ftlbs. (28 Nm)

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Thanks so much...I guess I did not look far enough into your original DIY manual tranny section....Sorry.

BTW: I assume the front diff uses the same oil as the factory tranny fill so I can use the Swepco 201 in there too?...your thoughts please

This is such a great site, thanks for all the effort you have put into it.



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