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#1 2012-11-07 09:32:32

Tank&Paul
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Changing the Oil in the Differential.

Changing the Oil in the Differential.


This is one area that is often neglected on our cars for one reason or another. A fairly easy job, and not too time consuming. 12,000 miles / 12 months is the recommended check interval – not sure on the recommended 'change time'. The capacity, well you cannot overfill. Your're looking at 1-1.3 litres depending on which axle set up yours has. I bought a 2 litre tub, so have got plenty for topping up if required.
Recommended oil type: API GL-5 SAE 90 Hypoid gear lubricant

Before you start it is a good idea to go for a spin to warm up the old oil before draining.

If you are 'lucky' yours will have a drain plug on the underside of the diff:
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/Paul480/Volvo%20240/Photo0305.jpg
Mine is a 1989 & I think one of the last with the drain. Should yours not have the drain, one way to drain is to undo the lowest bolt on the casing – this may work. Another way is to 'syphon' it out of the fill hole.

ONE POINT TO REMEMBER DO NOT DRAIN IT UNTIL YOU KNOW THE FILL PLUG IS NOT SEIZED.

The fill plug is on the rear of the diff'.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/Paul480/Volvo%20240/Photo0304.jpg
The oil level can be checked by removing the fill plug and sticking a finger in. The oil should be up to the bottom of the fill hole.

So on to the job itself, which can be done on level ground.

1)    Remove the fill plug. (Check your level just to see....)
2)    Position a suitable container under the drain & remove the drain plug (time for a cuppa whilst it drains completely).
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/Paul480/Volvo%20240/Photo0306.jpg
3)    Once drained clean up the diff with some rags & refit the drain plug (I cleaned mine off first as the thread was quite 'cruddy').
4)    Now onto refilling. It is not the easiest of places to get oil into. I bought a simple pump made by Draper for about £8 from Amazon. (You could use one of these to drain yours if you do not have the drain plug – once the oil gets past the pump it will act as a syphon).
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/Paul480/Volvo%20240/Photo0307.jpg
Now pump in the fresh oil until it just seeps out of the fill hole, then refit the plug (again I cleaned mine off first).
5)    Go for a spin & then check for leaks.

Hope this is useful & if I have missed anything or you have any good tips, please feel free to add them.


Tank&Paul

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