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#1 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 08:00 PM
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Hi, I'm needing to change my front diff, xfer case, and rear diff fluids. What gear weight oils should i go with?

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The answer is in the Owner's Manual, for the 2000 Sportage it is at page 7-62.
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Anyway.

For the differentials:
Oil specification above 0F (-18C): API GL-5, SAE 90
Oil specification below 0F (-18C): API GL-5, SAE 80

For the transfer case: 90W Gear Oil.
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Open this link and it will tell you what grade to get and also gives you the quantity.
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