What differential fluid should I use?

The best way to determine which differential fluid is correct for your application is to reference your vehicles owner’s manual. Using the appendix, locate the section under fluids, transmission fluid, transfer case fluid, or lubrication. Here you will find the recommended transfer case fluid quality specification or part number recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Use this transmission fluid quality specification or part number (Example: VW G052145S2, BMW 83229407768) in our Blauparts.com website search field.

Not all owner’s manuals reference which differential fluids are required for the vehicle. Most domestic and import vehicle manufacturers will specify the differential fluids required for servicing it in the owner’s manual. Most European vehicle manufacturers will make not mention of these fluids.

If you are still having difficulty determining what type of differential fluid fluids to use, you may wish to use our blauparts.com search by model to confirm the correct differential fluid fluids for your specific model. Most European applications are up to date. On the product you will find the ‘Vehicle Fitment’ tab. Confirm the specific year, make, model, engine and other details are specific to your exact vehicle.

If you do not see a specific fluid listed for your vehicle, please contact our customer support department and we should be able to supply you with the correct gear oil differential fluid for your differential application.

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