RDU Oil Change

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    richard31337
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    Hi

    I am sure I read this somewhere on the forum, but the search function does not work well for me…

     

    Does anyone know what oil is needed for RDU oil change? Ford claim this is not a serviceable part… complete rubbish as there are drain and filler holes on the unit. I have seen a video on youtube showing how to do it, and this has recommended oil, but I would prefer a second opinion.

     

    Have you done this? 🙂 I may also do the PTU oil at the same time. Makes sense.

     

    Thanks

    #170247
    1234enough
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    Posted thread as couldn’t post link to it👍

    #170248
    71-bda
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    Doesn’t the owner handbook list all the fluids the car uses?



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #170252
    1234enough
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    71-bda, nope the uk handbook doesn’t list the PTU or the RDU additive

    #170282
    Darrenharris1
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    #170288
    GM
    GM
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    #170289
    GM
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    #170293
    1234enough
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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>As I said not in UK manual,  US manual does indeed list it, strange but true</p>

    #170297
    GM
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    They are from the workshop manual…Oil type is the same so just need the same spec regardless to brand, use the Spec number

    #170306
    Nateodog
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    We do gear box Rdu and ptu for £200 drive in drive out 👍



    SABRE

    560 bhp

    538 lbft

    OEMeth installs

    Aquamist

    Spec-R

    J9-performance

    funk motorsport

     

    #170318
    kr1s
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    I’ve checked again and I’m still told that this oil should not be changed. !!

    I’m not an engineer but what I’m told makes sense.
    unlike the engine oil, this is in a sealed unit and no outside contaminants. Engine oil needs changing as it’s continually used to filter out the emissions. This oil is in a symbiotic relationship with the components. Yes the oil collects internal debris but that is best left in situ as an equilibrium reduces wear. The components get used to the “sludge”. New oil would scourge the system encouraging and carrying off more debris.
    I’ve heard similar stories from other manufacturers.

    #170320
    GM
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    We maintain and repair some mental priced industrial gearboxes, rule of thumb… sealed non serviceable, fill and drain plug serviceable…. key is correct oil / additives, at correct levels / amounts….

    #170339
    white-rs2
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    The car will actually tell you when the RDU /PTU require an oil change. Obviously you can change it before and spend a ridiculous £200 doing it or wait until the car tells you.

    It takes about 30 minutes and Around £40 for the stuff and at least £160 for Half an hours labour really 😂😂😂😂

    Your choice Your car



    RS Edition.

    FPM375 Rocks

    The rest of the “M” maps suck

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    #170345
    Tyrefitter
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    The £200 is for the gear box Rdu and ptu,I’m guessing to do the lot will take around 1 hour 30 minutes & out of the £200 the garage is supplying the oils,mechanic to do the work,lift to do the work on that’s probably cost about 2k,garage overheads then what evers left will be profit which the garage pays tax ect on.

     



    Andy.

     

    Red Edition.

    Scorpion cat back.

    J9 controller.

    MSD multi maps 350-380-400.

    Rallyarmour flaps.

    ghost.

    Radium catch can PCV & Crankshaft Breathers.

    Airtec induction kit.

    Airtec intercooler & bigger boost pipes.

    #170351
    Darrenharris1
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    I would happily pay 200 all in….cars on 27,000 now and was planning on getting it done when it reaches 30,000 miles



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