Recommended Fluids and Lubricants

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Recommended Fluids and Lubricants

Post by David » 30 Nov 2010 13:48

I am always looking for this...
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edit: I changed my front diff oil on my 2006 GU and the quantities varied from above . I used 5.5 liters for the front diff :surprised: and not the 3 specified
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Post by Stefan » 30 Nov 2010 20:19

Awesome! thanks David

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Post by Ross » 30 Nov 2010 20:43

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Post by SJC » 05 Jun 2015 14:45

Brake/clutch fluid: If dot3/4 is recommended for europe, what would we use in africa? 3 or 4?

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Post by David » 05 Jun 2015 15:17

The manual says: Except for Europe : Dot 3

...but DOT4 brake fluid has a higher boiling point than DOT3 so personally I would opt for 4
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Re: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants

Post by Peter Connan » 05 Jun 2015 16:17

Dot 4 has a higher boiling point, but is more hygroscopic (absorbs water faster).

So use Dot4, but then replace brake fluid annually...
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