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Old 07-14-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Rear Differential gear oil change

After reading the thread on gear oil I thought i'd change my rear end.
I had my rear bearings replaced 30,000 miles ago and freightliner changed the rear oil
at the same time. So I felt that it probably isn't needed yet but it was a nice day.
These are the tools I used
1/2 inch Torx socket T70. breaker bar (just in case)
Glass drip coffee pot
turkey baster
SAE 90 gear oil, new fill plug. Gasket( part 1-05103574AA) just in case

Drain plug came off normally
Surprise to find the oil black as coffee. Used the baster to flush the case a few times.No chunks. The same silvery sediment that was in the transmission pan when I changed it.
Only problem was access to flush and add oil. Next time I'll remove the spare tire.
Remember to return the coffee pot and baster to kitchen
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rear Differential gear oil change

Heads up! Your profile says you have an '06 sprinter. Those rear diffs take 75W-140 Full synthetic Rear axle lubricant. They also have a 100,000 mile service interval. If you have the 90 weight that isn't full synthetic, I wouldn't run it more that 15,000 mi. Just my
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: Rear Differential gear oil change

Oil is not as black as you would think it is. as it can be neutralized
to find contaminates such as metal or plastic composites. OM Oil lasted almost seven years due to a weeping rear pinion seal.careful inspection reveled it was still clear but age and contaminates ,well it just looked black .
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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Default Re: Rear Differential gear oil change

Curious Sprinter Tech,
Are you sure about this?
Here's a photo of the MOPAR Rear Differential Fluid most recommended for '02-'06 T1N Sprinters:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPRINTER-AXL...-/330355238354
You can see that it says "Sprinter" right on the label!

For the later NCV3 Sprinters (906 series NAFTA) the MB BEVO 231.2 Page 2 says
for 906 (NAFTA Sprinters to use MB BEVO 235.8!

Here's a link:
http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/235.8_en.html
No where in all of this MB official information can I find any reference to
"75W-140 synthetic Gear oil".
All of the above indicates 75W-90 synthetic hypoid oil or 90W hypoind gear oil.
The MOPAR product may not be synthetic as it carries no MB approval number, but
it was recommended lube for Dodge T1N Sprinters ('02-'06) and used by most knowledgeable
Dodge Sprinter dealers.
The later NCV3 Sprinters (906) all need "synthetic 75W-90.
Hope this helps,
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Curious Sprinter Tech,
Are you sure about this?
Here's a photo of the MOPAR Rear Differential Fluid most recommended for '02-'06 T1N Sprinters:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPRINTER-AXL...-/330355238354
You can see that it says "Sprinter" right on the label!

For the later NCV3 Sprinters (906 series NAFTA) the MB BEVO 231.2 Page 2 says
for 906 (NAFTA Sprinters to use MB BEVO 235.8!

Here's a link:
http://bevo.mercedes-benz.com/bevolisten/235.8_en.html
No where in all of this MB official information can I find any reference to
"75W-140 synthetic Gear oil".
All of the above indicates 75W-90 synthetic hypoid oil or 90W hypoind gear oil.
The MOPAR product may not be synthetic as it carries no MB approval number, but
it was recommended lube for Dodge T1N Sprinters ('02-'06) and used by most knowledgeable
Dodge Sprinter dealers.
The later NCV3 Sprinters (906) all need "synthetic 75W-90.
Hope this helps,
Roger
Rodger your right, but the problem is at your end getting the official oils , so others on the forum came up to the '75W-140' varinat of which was never warranted by Benz on Sprinter,at least on a hypoid oil, and there are no 4x4 sprinters sold stateside.

Consider the fact as it's only with warranty, 'after that anything goes'. MB certificated oils are more expensive as to being licensed on a yearly ACEA standard Mercedes approves an oil U.S oils claim to meet a MB- oil NAFTA that's the difference, if it aint on the list it's not a certificated oil with Bevo and there are long and short term risks associated with the wrong oils placed in a differential or transmissions." Your vans are notorious to have proven documented blown diffs and transmissions''. And it's not an issue anywhere else as to the sheer volume of continuous problematic issues, you keep on getting with the vans. as proven with transmission oils very dodgy and proven convictions followed, just a slap on the wrist and another small fine that mostly never gets paid , as quickly and mysteriously those companies change hands.
Even in Australia the differential oils has never ever been bought in from Europe as a 44 gallon drum costs MB over 1300 hundred Australian so we use a documented 'Bevo' oil that is certificated by Benz such as Liqui MOLY or Fuch's oils from GERMANY
It's an educational thing but the American influence changes the accepted norm, that is the international standard with the rest of the globe trotting Sprinterette's
liquidjune06star_593[1].pdf
The above pdf is where dealers play the game and use stock not always ! but how do you know? what's going into your Sprinters at the dealers lot.

Contaminates build over time as to the MB Daimler AG That stated transmissions sealed for life??? that was misinterpreted by CHRYSLER as all autos did have the option for a transmission dip stick as the directive clearly 100% stated ''LIMITED LIFE SPAN'' hence read the documentation provided by Benz proper on the commercial van of operating fluids, not sedans that were manufactured in the USA.

It will come back and bite you in the end if an owner on a DIY that selects the incorrect oil, or when the dealership gets it wrong.


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Heads up! Your profile says you have an '06 sprinter. Those rear diffs take 75W-140 Full synthetic Rear axle lubricant. They also have a 100,000 mile service interval. If you have the 90 weight that isn't full synthetic, I wouldn't run it more that 15,000 mi. Just my
The '03 service manual does indeed specify 75w140 synthetic (I used it until the last change), but currently, MB (on BeVo) does NOT recommend it. For example, my Sprinter is a model 903 with a 741.408 rear axle and BeVo says gear oils approved to MB specs 235.0, 235.6, and 235.8 are OK for me. Right now, I have Mobil Delvac 75w90 full synthetic in there and it's MB235.8 approved.
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Default Re: Rear Differential gear oil change

When i look up diff oil for a 2004 sprinter on the Sd Europarts site they show this:
http://europarts-sd.com/item.asp?cID=106&PID=2009

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Now I'm really confused. Why can't this be easy, like with my Tacoma? I'm getting ready to perform this service, mainly for peace of mind, at about 77,000 miles. WHAT GEAR OIL DO I USE??? Sorry for yelling. Please and thank you.
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Default Re: Rear Differential gear oil change

Simply go into an autoparts store/Wallyworld and purchase 3 qrt bottles 75/90 Mobil 1 SYNTHETIC gear oil and then it will be like a Tacoma.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/MOBIL-104...&wl13=&veh=sem
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@lindenengineering that is exactly what I plan to use in the Tacoma. Thank you!
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