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Recc Frequency of Front Diff Oil Change??

What is the recommended frequency of front diff lube change on the '04?? Of course I believe VW says its "Lifetime..."

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Change front and rear diff oil and transfer box oil and the ATF in the gearbox every 60,000 miles, or sooner if you tow something big and heavy for a lot of the time.
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From my experience use original vw oil

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Thanks for the replies. I am wondering if the problems with metal found in front diff oil and front diff failures in older cars (like mine) can be attributed to breakdown of oil. any thoughts or experiences...??????

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LOW oil level - as in leaking seals - can certainly cause differential gears and bearings to wear and overheat and that overheating can, in turn, degrade some of the properties of the oil but it is unlikely that the oil would degrade first and THAT would be the primary cause of the failure.

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