04-07 REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID CAPACITY

honeykeeper

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04-07 REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID CAPACITY WITH OEM ALUMINIUM FINNED COVER



Transmission Fluid/Oil, Differential Oil, Transfer Case oil:

Visually inspect for signs of leakage at specified intervals.

If towing a trailer, using a camper or car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, replace the fluid/oil every 30,000 miles or 24 months.



OFF-ROAD and 4x4 Maintenance:

Check the differential(s) frequently when you drive off-road through deep sand, mud or water.





NISSAN PREMIUM MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE SCHEDULE:

3,700 miles or 3 months: Inspect differential oil.

7,500 miles or 6 months: Inspect differential oil.

11,250 miles or 9 months: Inspect differential oil.

15,000 miles or 12 months: Inspect differential oil.

SCHEDULE 1-2 MAINTENANCE SAME AS 15K PREMIUM.

18,750 miles or 15 months: Inspect differential oil.

22,500 miles or 18 months: Inspect differential oil.

26,250 miles or 21 months: Inspect differential oil.



30,000 miles or 24 months: REPLACE DIFFERENTIAL OIL.

SCHEDULE 1-2 MAINTENANCE INSPECT ONLY.



33,750 miles or 27 months: Inspect differential oil.

37,500 miles or 30 months: Inspect differential oil.

41.250 miles or 33 months: Inspect differential oil.

45,000 miles or 36 months: Inspect differential oil.

SHEDULE 1-2 MAINTENANCE SAME AS 45K PREMIUM.

48,750 miles or 39 months: Inspect differential oil.

52,500 miles or 42 months: Inspect differential oil.

56,250 miles or 45 months: Inspect differential oil.



60,000 miles or 48 months: REPLACE DIFFERENTIAL OIL.

SCHEDULE 1-2 MAINTENANCE INSPECT ONLY.



63,750 miles or 51 months: Inspect differential oil.

67,500 miles or 54 months: Inspect differential oil.

71,250 miles or 57 months: Inspect differential oil.

75,000 miles or 60 months: Inspect differential oil.

SCHEDULE 1-2 MAINTENANCE SAME AS 75K PREMIUM.

78,750 miles or 63 months: Inspect differential oil.

82,5000 miles or 66 months: Inspect differential oil.

86,250 miles or 69 months: Inspect differential oil.



90,000 miles or 72 months: REPLACE DIFFERENTIAL OIL.

SCHEDULE 1-2 MAINTENANCE INSPECT ONLY.



93,750 miles or 75 months: Inspect differential oil.

97,500 miles or 78 months: Inspect differential oil.

101,250 miles or 81 months: Inspect differential oil.

105,000 miles or 84 months: Inspect differential oil.

SCHEDULE 1-2 MAINTENANCE SAME AS 105K PREMIUM.

108,750 miles or 87 months: Inspect differential oil.

112,500 miles or 90 months: Inspect differential oil.

116,250 miles or 93 months: Inspect differential oil.



120,000 miles or 96 months: REPLACE DIFFERENTIAL OIL.





Steps and Tools Needed to Drain and Refill the Rear Differential Fluid (to be performed after warm-up):

1-
Lower the spare tire to the ground to access the fill plug.

2- Remove the fill and drain plugs with a 3/8" break-away bar or socket wrench. Remove fill plug first to allow air to enter gear case before draining.

3- Reinstall Drain Plug after used fluid stops draining (reseal plug with red RTV high temperature sealant).

4- Refill differential with new 75-140W synthetic differential fluid.

5- Install Fill plug ( reseal plug with red RTV high temperature sealant).

6- Inspect front and side shaft seals for signs of leakage.

Happy "Differential Fluid Changing!" <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/023.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt023' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />



I changed my 05 Titan's REAR differential fluid over the weekend. Of course it has the OEM Aluminium finned-cover.

The 05 manual that came with my Titan has no fluid volume listings for the rear or front differentials?

I backed the rear on some wood 6x6" blocks to get more fluid in.

It took 66 oz. or 4.125 pts. or 2.0625 qts.

68 ozs. would be 4.250 pts.

To my surprise I noticed the fluid looked very good, not too dark and not a single speck of metal was in it or on the drain plug....just a little "break-in silver" seating grease on the magnetic drain plug.

I even used a small micron mesh screen to dump it thru and couldn't find a speck of metal!!<img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />

My Titan almost has 12,000 miles on it so I figured it was time to change the front and rear differential fluids.

How much fluid have you been putting in when you change the rear and front diffies.?

Does anyone do some figure eight's like suggested by PML and recheck/top up again??

I thought I could get more oil in there??....I guess If I drive then check the level quickly it won't all be settled to the bottom and I can get more in but should I???

Ohhhhhhh I put in the Amsoil SEVERE GEAR 75-140W and my Titan seems to really love it....especially at 60-80 MPH I think I'm noticing less RPM's than before??!! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/020.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt006' />

Retail is $12.55 and preferred customers pay $9.70/qt.!! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/041.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt041' />

Amsoil gear oil containers don't have a convenient fill-spout on them so I used a Coastal Pump to do the filling.

The Coastal hand pump screws directly on the oil bottle.

Well I'll do the front differential next and with the same type fluid as I used in the rear!!! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/020.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cheers.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt006' />
 

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Bama334

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I also have the Amsoil Severe Gear 75W140 in mine. Seems to be a good oil and you can't beat Amsoil's price on synthetic gear oil.
 

jhromy

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I dont remember the exact amount in the rear...I just filled up until it started flowing out of the fill hole
 

BLWedge09

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And I just moved it back to the tech forum. I changed the permissions on the forum so you should be able to edit your own post now. Now is as good a time as any to test it out.
 

honeykeeper

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[quote name='BLWedge09']And I just moved it back to the tech forum.  I changed the permissions on the forum so you should be able to edit your own post now.  Now is as good a time as any to test it out.[/quote]

Ha ha!! It works!!!. Now I'm going to check the other thread to add a pic..is the permission changed for that thread too???

Looks like the answer is YES!!!! Now I can clean up my other threads!!!

Great going BL!!! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/006.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt023' />
 

BLWedge09

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[quote name='honeykeeper'][quote name='BLWedge09']And I just moved it back to the tech forum.  I changed the permissions on the forum so you should be able to edit your own post now.  Now is as good a time as any to test it out.[/quote]

Ha ha!! It works!!!. Now I'm going to check the other thread to add a pic..is the permission changed for that thread too???

Looks like the answer is YES!!!! Now I can clean up my other threads!!!

Great going BL!!! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/006.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt023' />[/quote]



Yep. I just changed the permissions on the entire forum. You still can't post a new thread in there. I just changed it to allow you to edit your own posts in that forum now.
 

Hell1

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Re: 05-6 REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID CAPACITY

[quote name='honeykeeper']Ohhhhhhh  I put in the Amsoil SEVERE GEAR 75-140W and my Titan seems to really love it....especially at 60-80 MPH I think I'm noticing less RPM's than before??!!  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt016' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/020.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />  [/quote]



That must be some slippery oil in order to suspend the laws of physics.



<img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt006' />



The placebo effect is working better too.



No offense HK, but I think your enthusiasm might just be getting the better of you on this one. . .
 

VShortt

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Re: 05-6 REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID CAPACITY

[quote name='Hell1'][quote name='honeykeeper']



Ohhhhhhh  I put in the Amsoil SEVERE GEAR 75-140W and my Titan seems to really love it....especially at 60-80 MPH I think I'm noticing less RPM's than before??!!  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt016' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/020.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />  [/quote]



That must be some slippery oil in order to suspend the laws of physics.



<img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt006' />



The placebo effect is working better too.



No offense HK, but I think your enthusiasm might just be getting the better of you on this one. . .[/quote]Nice edit, Hell 1.
 

krh2

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[quote name='honeykeeper']Just did the second rear differential fluid change with 25,975 miles on batch #2.  Fluid looked good and last 25% came out almost honey color!

I'm still using the same Amsoil oil/type. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' />[/quote]



Honey color? Iv'e changed my mobile 1 and it was black just like the oem stuff. I'm guessing by the honey color there must not have been much breakdown of the oil itself? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' />
 

TitanOn24s

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[quote name='honeykeeper']Just did the second rear differential fluid change with 25,975 miles on batch #2.  Fluid looked good and last 25% came out almost honey color!

I'm still using the same Amsoil oil/type. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt013' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt002' />[/quote]



I see you are changing your diff oil about every 12,000 miles?? Isn't that overkill?? I thought by using the synthetic oil, you could get more miles out of it??



Is this a standard nissan maintanence schedule, or are you being overly cautious?? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt005' />
 

honeykeeper

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[quote name='TitanOn24's'][quote name='honeykeeper']Just did the second rear differential fluid change with 25,975 miles on batch #2.  Fluid looked good and last 25% came out almost honey color!

I'm still using the same Amsoil oil/type. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />[/quote]



I see you are changing your diff oil about every 12,000 miles?? Isn't that overkill?? I thought by using the synthetic oil, you could get more miles out of it??



Is this a standard nissan maintanence schedule, or are you being overly cautious?? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />[/quote]

I will add the NISSAN maintenance schedule to the thread....thanks!!

I stated the last batch/run was in use for 25,975 miles. I have almost 38K on my Titan.

Next time I will probably change it at a 30,000 mile run.

With heavy duty use ie: towing and mountain living and daily 4x4 use a more frequent maintenance schedule/fluid changing is required for all drive train fluids... <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' />
 

TitanOn24s

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[quote name='honeykeeper'][quote name='TitanOn24's'][quote name='honeykeeper']Just did the second rear differential fluid change with 25,975 miles on batch #2.  Fluid looked good and last 25% came out almost honey color!

I'm still using the same Amsoil oil/type. <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' />  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/003.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />[/quote]



I see you are changing your diff oil about every 12,000 miles?? Isn't that overkill?? I thought by using the synthetic oil, you could get more miles out of it??



Is this a standard nissan maintanence schedule, or are you being overly cautious?? <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' />[/quote]

I will add the NISSAN maintenance schedule to the thread....thanks!!

I stated the last batch/run was in use for 25,975 miles. I have almost 38K on my Titan.

Next time I will probably change it at a 30,000 mile run.

With heavy duty use ie: towing and mountain living and daily 4x4 use a more frequent maintenance schedule/fluid changing is required for all drive train fluids... <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/004.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt001' />[/quote]



Now I see you use the 4x4 and towing alot...for somebody like me, who uses the 4x4 driving 6 or 7 times a year(depending on the snow), and I don't tow with it, I can get more miles out of it!! The maintanence manual is not too clear, on changing the fluids!! I just changed the rear diff fluid because I changed the diff cover with the new finned type(had a small leak).



How many miles/often should I change the diff fluids?? Want to make this truck last!!!
 

QWIKWHIP

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[quote name='TitanOn24's']Now I see you use the 4x4 and towing alot...for somebody like me, who uses the 4x4 driving 6 or 7 times a year(depending on the snow), and I don't tow with it, I can get more miles out of it!!  The maintanence manual is not too clear, on changing the fluids!!  I just changed the rear diff fluid because I changed the diff cover with the new finned type(had a small leak).



How many miles/often should I change the diff fluids??  Want to make this truck last!!![/quote]



30k is the recommended mileage for normal use. I always thought that every 15k was good if you towed and used 4x4 a lot. However, my 04 service manual says every 3k miles if you tow! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/103.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' /> If that's the case I'm way overdo.
 

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TitanOn24s

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[quote name='QWIKWHIP'][quote name='TitanOn24's']

Now I see you use the 4x4 and towing alot...for somebody like me, who uses the 4x4 driving 6 or 7 times a year(depending on the snow), and I don't tow with it, I can get more miles out of it!!  The maintanence manual is not too clear, on changing the fluids!!  I just changed the rear diff fluid because I changed the diff cover with the new finned type(had a small leak).



How many miles/often should I change the diff fluids??  Want to make this truck last!!![/quote]



30k is the recommended mileage for normal use. I always thought that every 15k was good if you towed and used 4x4 a lot. However, my 04 service manual says every 3k miles if you tow! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/103.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' /> If that's the case I'm way overdo.[/quote]



Wow...every 3000 miles...Towing must beat the hell out of the drivetrain!! Is the original oem diff fluid when purchased new, a synthetic brand?? When I changed the diff cover, got the complete kit with bolts and fluid from nissan. Should I change the fluids to an aftermarket brand like Amsoil, or is the Nissan synthetic brand just as good??
 

QWIKWHIP

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[quote name='TitanOn24's']Wow...every 3000 miles...Towing must beat the hell out of the drivetrain!!  Is the original oem diff fluid when purchased new, a synthetic brand??  When I changed the diff cover, got the complete kit with bolts and fluid from nissan.  Should I change the fluids to an aftermarket brand like Amsoil, or is the Nissan synthetic brand just as good??[/quote]



When the 04's first came out they were dino oil, but they quickly made a change to 75-140 synthetic. And the Nissan synthetic is fine to use.
 

honeykeeper

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[quote name='QWIKWHIP']30k is the recommended mileage for normal use. I always thought that every 15k was good if you towed and used 4x4 a lot. However, my 04 service manual says every 3k miles if you tow!  <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/103.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':smt003' /> If that's the case I'm way overdo.[/quote]



Here's what the 05 Service Manual says:

"Transmission Fluid/Oil, Differential Oil, Transfer Case oil:

Visually inspect for signs of leakage at specified intervals.

If towing a trailer, using a camper or car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, replace the fluid/oil every 30,000 miles or 24 months."

"Propeller Shaft(s): Check for damage, looseness, and grease leakage. (4WD/AWD).



and the TSB for 04 Titans:

http://www.nissanhelp.com/Ownership/Bullet...5/NTB05-008.htm
 
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