You can get seal leaks if its overfilled. Will it if you just overfill it to the hole? I have no idea, I would guess prolly not. But as shaky as these diffs are...I did it once with no issues but did another change about 20k later on the diff... but what issue would you have by going till the fill hole . ...
That's not a bad idea ChadS.I mentioned this in another post, but before I change out the diff fluid I put strong rare earth magnets on the diff bolts ($2.50 at Home Depot). It provides a little extra help with getting every metal flake out of the diff. Then I take a drive at high speed for about 10 minutes and when I arrive home I change the fluid before the it starts to cool.
My 06's diff crapped out around 32k miles, two years ago. Since you are clearly beyond factory warranty the only thing the dealer will do for you is relieve you of your hard earned cash.Just picked up my 06 rrss from a very good import shop. Closest land rover dealer is 90 mile away.
Anyways had noticed a whine in front of car going 65-75 cruising under a load. Let off and it goes away. Been noticing this for past 1000 miles and it got a little louder. Just started leaking fluid on my floor. A few drips over night.
Shops findings are that it is my front diff leaking and it's slinging the oil all over the place.
I have only 41k miles. This is crazy
Next step is I am taking it to LR and going to have them look at it to tell me the same things.
Is there anything the manufacture is doing to help out with this costly replacement?
If not is there any other places to get a replacement for cheaper?