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The odometer of my car reached 140k miles.
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I thought I should do some maintenance work -- changed the differential oil for the first time today. Here is how the oil looks like:
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This is the drain plug:
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It's compared with the new one:
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As a reference, here is the new oil:

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After I changed the front & rear differential oil, transmission oil, and transfer box oil, I went out for a test drive. It feels like it's smoother.
 

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for best preventative maintenance, change the differential fluids (front and back) every 30K, transfer case every 75K and transmission every 100k. Will keep things running smoothly...
 

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With my newly acquired skill, I'm sure to exercise it with the proper frequency:love:
 

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This is a great example of why there is no such thing as "lifetime fill" fluid . . . . if for no other reason than to get those shavings out of the system!
 

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Agreed. Very cheap inspection and maintenance for something that is very expensive to repair/replace.

This is a great example of why there is no such thing as "lifetime fill" fluid . . . . if for no other reason than to get those shavings out of the system!
 

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Typical car owners/drivers know very little about cars. For good reasons, they are usually skeptical about dealer/repair shop recommendations on repairs and maintenance -- there's a trust gap. It's hard for most to be able to find this kind of values.
 
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