Differential (F&R) and Transfer Case Fluid change OEM equivalent recommendations

Ahsen Khan

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I'm owner of Range Rover Vogue SC 2015 (L405) which has completed approx 130k kms (80k miles) in a hot weather environment (UAE).

Its now due for Differential and Transfer case fluid change. After doing research and checking some YouTube videos , I've reached to conclusion to use RP Synchormax for Transfer Case fluid (approx 3 litres) and RP Max Gear 75W90 for Front and Rear Differential (Approx 2 lites)

My question is, would RP gear oil do well for the above application? Do they last as good as OEM recommendations , Shell Tf-0753 & Castrol BOT 720 ?

Share you're experience with other brands. Many thanks

The Dealership is charging approx $700 dollar to do it all for me which is way crazy knowing I can buy the oils at approx US $40/litre from Amazon.
 

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If you have the tools, and can dispose of the old fluids, it isn't a hard job. Just remember to loosen the fill hole before draining. If you can't fill it don't drain it :) As far as fluids go I have used RP in several vehicles over the years it is expensive, but seems to be good. I have also used cheaper fluid/gear oil and it works as well.
 

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That's the plan :D

I did a bit more research into this. Found out that apparently supercharged versions have electronic rear differentials which require special gear oil, Castrol BOT 720 (available only at dealers). The only equivalent to that is Ravenol MDL.

I'm just waiting for the oils to arrive and then would DIY it. I will share the results and experience with changing the oils
 

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Just did mine on a 2011 SC. Easy job. I used new crush washers on the transfer case. Hardest part was getting the skid plate off as the bolts were corroded badly due to the Canadian climate.
 

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