Only reason I ask is I would want to replace it as part of the service schedule also check the level is correctThere is a differential / reduction box which has gears in it which need lube.
OP, can we ask the reason for the question?
Nice to know My e golf currently has less than 5000 miles on the clock so there is no panic to change the oil just yet 👍 but its nice to know the service schedule as the handbook assumes you are going to the dealer... something that I NEVER do unless its a warranty issue ....
I suspect VW are talking about a diff lock (limited slip) otherwise there would not be a "IF FIITED" note.All cars have 1 or 2 diffs
the lock part is the parking brake mechanism
I will be changing this oil every year regardless of the official schedule due
to the very low cost compared to transmission replacement cost if it fails .
Just ordered 2 litres for around £20
simply is a must do gears and bearings do wear out if I can slow this process as much as possible I will be.
Thanks for that however all I originally wanted to know was what oil is in thereI suspect VW are talking about a diff lock (limited slip) otherwise there would not be a "IF FIITED" note.
Whats the basis for the proposed yearly oil change: no hypoid gears, no synchromesh wear debris, no brake bands or clutches. Lets consider downsides of yearly maintenance beyond waste of time and oil: possibility of introducing debris into gear casing, incorrect levels. The fresh oil every year will not necessarily delay bearing wear (or gear wear). This is not how rolling element bearings fail.