what oil in x300 diff

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can i ask you guys what oil you use in your diff now shell spirax super 90 is no longer available there seems to be very little info on correct current options . i have a non lsd diff .
 

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can i ask you guys what oil you use in your diff now shell spirax super 90 is no longer available there seems to be very little info on correct current options . i have a non lsd diff .


Hello
I used Royal Purple in both my XJ40 and X300. It's very good.
I am in Canada, though, and don't know if it's marketed in the UK.
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Richard
 

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thanks for reply i had a look at the royal purple (very expensive £28 litre) i contacted the seller and he says its suitable for x300 but i note its made for lsd (limited slip diff) and mine is a non lsd . other specialists have told me not to use an oil made for lsd in non lsd as they contain friction modifiers to deal with friction on slip discs . im still waiting for reply from jaguar uk however shell have specified either spirax s6 axme 75w-90 or spirax s3 ax 80w-90 as being suitable .i note a guy on youtube XJ JESSE uses a lucas synthetic 75w-90 but specialist here said that was not suitable .im trying to get a broader idea of what is generally used .
 

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thanks for reply i had a look at the royal purple (very expensive £28 litre) i contacted the seller and he says its suitable for x300 but i note its made for lsd (limited slip diff) and mine is a non lsd . other specialists have told me not to use an oil made for lsd in non lsd as they contain friction modifiers to deal with friction on slip discs . im still waiting for reply from jaguar uk however shell have specified either spirax s6 axme 75w-90 or spirax s3 ax 80w-90 as being suitable .i note a guy on youtube XJ JESSE uses a lucas synthetic 75w-90 but specialist here said that was not suitable .im trying to get a broader idea of what is generally used .
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Wow! That is expensive.
I haven't had any trouble.
Keep us posted on what Jag UK says.
Thanks.
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can confirm the differential oil has superseded to C2D3650 however, I would like to advise that the whole differential oil will need to be replaced as opposed to being topped up as this is not allowed

i went to jaguar site over £30.00 a litre .
 
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