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      Rear axle/diff oil change

      Going to be changing the oil in the rear axle/diff of a 2013 XC90 D5.

      This video seems to explain how to do it pretty well:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0tAGcCUXs

      But I am pretty sure I need to remove a certain amount of oil once I've filled it so it comes out of the drain hole, but I cannot find this procedure in VIDA.

      PS I will be doing a mini flush by putting new oil in the diff, swirling it around so it mixes with any old oil I couldn't remove and then repeating this process until the oil comes out clean.

      Does anyone know how much needs to be extracted once it's filled up?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Dog View Post
      Going to be changing the oil in the rear axle/diff of a 2013 XC90 D5.

      This video seems to explain how to do it pretty well:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0tAGcCUXs

      But I am pretty sure I need to remove a certain amount of oil once I've filled it so it comes out of the drain hole, but I cannot find this procedure in VIDA.

      PS I will be doing a mini flush by putting new oil in the diff, swirling it around so it mixes with any old oil I couldn't remove and then repeating this process until the oil comes out clean.

      Does anyone know how much needs to be extracted once it's filled up?
      Double check but I thought was extract 100ml for rear and 50ml for front?


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      I just bought a case of Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-90. Going to do the whole fleet's angle gears and rear diffs.

      Also going to do the 300's diff, a family member's AWD Rogue and SH-AWD RDX. The SH-AWD unit in the RDX what's basically ATF in its rear diff interestingly!
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      volvosweden has a good series on all the fluid changes:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0tAGcCUXs

      There might be an updated TJ with the fluid amounts to remove IIRC.
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      Another thing I remembered:

      I also found these work great: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/50pcs-18-x-2...72.m2749.l2649

      I didnt get a good seal on my XC90 with just a new OEM washer. I added some cheap thickness Teflon tape (not the good stuff) and the plug sealed properly.
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      Thanks for the info guys.

      @dyun1dyun1 Where can I double check the fluid amount, I couldn't find any info in VIDA ( it may be there but I cannot find it! ) ?

      Quote Originally Posted by generic_volvo_driver View Post
      volvosweden has a good series on all the fluid changes:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR0tAGcCUXs

      There might be an updated TJ with the fluid amounts to remove IIRC.
      I saw his video and it's great, but it doesn't show how much fluid to remove after filling.
      Sorry for the silly question but what does TJ mean?

      @generic_volvo_driver
      Thanks for the link, I found some of the same type here in the UK on eBay.
      Also when you say you didn't get a good seal, did you notice it leaking after driving for a while?

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      I simply brimmed both the rear diff and transfer case with Genuine Volvo fluid. Genuine fluid is now a synthetic gear lube and prices out roughly the same as anything else.

      Only for the Haldex did I bother to suck anything out.

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      Thanks.

      I finally found the answer in this video:
      https://youtu.be/2YFDpDk7gAw?t=344

      Front axle needs 100ml of fluid remove and rear axle 50ml

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Dog View Post
      Thanks for the info guys.

      @dyun1dyun1 Where can I double check the fluid amount, I couldn't find any info in VIDA ( it may be there but I cannot find it! ) ?


      I saw his video and it's great, but it doesn't show how much fluid to remove after filling.
      Sorry for the silly question but what does TJ mean?

      @generic_volvo_driver
      Thanks for the link, I found some of the same type here in the UK on eBay.
      Also when you say you didn't get a good seal, did you notice it leaking after driving for a while?
      Yes, a little bit of seepage. The Teflon and another new washer did the trick.
      TJ = Technical Journal. Here's an old TJ that includes updated details on the differential fluid types for example: https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb...773-2014-03-20


      Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Dog View Post
      Thanks.

      I finally found the answer in this video:
      https://youtu.be/2YFDpDk7gAw?t=344

      Front axle needs 100ml of fluid remove and rear axle 50ml
      Yes - this is the video I was referring to!
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      Thanks for the info, I had never heard of a TJ, lots of info there!

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      do you guys do any maintenance on shaft ends at all? the bit that goes into haldex unit i think there's a bearing there as well?
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