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Hi i contacted VW garage yesterday about changing the transfer box oil on my VW touareg 2007 2.5tdi. Iv seen posts in relation to people doing this themselves. I was of the understanding my vehicle has front rear and middle transfer box?. However on speaking with VW to get a price for the oil they have said the drawing only shows one which is the front. Can anybody help
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Hi i contacted VW garage yesterday about changing the transfer box oil on my VW touareg 2007 2.5tdi. Iv seen posts in relation to people doing this themselves. I was of the understanding my vehicle has front rear and middle transfer box?. However on speaking with VW to get a price for the oil they have said the drawing only shows one which is the front. Can anybody help
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Mine (2014 7P) has one transfer box in the middle and a front & rear differential. All easy to access for a drain & fill. Ravenol make all suitable oils & have a look up your car section on their website. It is such an easy job why not DIY?
 

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Hi thanks. So did you do yours yourself. Is the front and rear different oil to the middle as some posts have suggested.
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Hi thanks. So did you do yours yourself. Is the front and rear different oil to the middle as some posts have suggested.
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yes did all three took half an hour. Used Ravenol products ordered online & delivered no need to go to VW.
 

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Ok that's fab I will have a look to see what oils I need as I'm assuming they will be a different part number to VW. Much appreciated.
 

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Make absolutely certain you purchase the correct oils. The transfer case NEEDS a specific ATF-like oil. The front diff takes 75w90, and the rear depends on whether or not you have a locking rear.
 

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Ok that's fab I will have a look to see what oils I need as I'm assuming they will be a different part number to VW. Much appreciated.
Enter reg into this and it will tell you the correct fluids. Ravenol is top quality & can be bought & delivered online. The transfer case is also used in some Land Rovers so widely available no need to go to VW.
 

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Thanks all that's great. Ravenol site really good told me what oil I need. Stupid question as not sure how do I know if my rear is a limited slip diff? As different oil for this.
 

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Use your VIN and ask the dealer or go into the rear by the spare wheel. There will be a big white sticker which the build codes for your Treg. Or you can at the bottom of the actual diff on a flat side and the 3 alphanumerical code will be stamp there. This is something that might be hard to see though
 

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Thanks all that's great. Ravenol site really good told me what oil I need. Stupid question as not sure how do I know if my rear is a limited slip diff? As different oil for this.
Check your diff control knob. If you have a rear diff lock position at 6 o’clock, you have a locking rear. If you don’t have the position on your knob, then you have a regular open rear diff
 

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Thanks all that's great. Ravenol site really good told me what oil I need. Stupid question as not sure how do I know if my rear is a limited slip diff? As different oil for this.
I personally used Castrol 75W-90 for the front and rear differentials then Rock oil Tf-0870 for the transfer case. So far 3 months and all is good.
 
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