As cars become heavier and the need for durability increases, rear axle fluids are more and more critical for vehicle reliability. Getting the right oil for your car is key to ensuring your rear axle operates as designed and you get a smooth driving experience every day.
Castrol, with over 100 years of experience in developing axle fluids, and being the choice of many leading car and transmissions manufacturers for factory-fill products, offers a range of axle and universal fluids for your car’s requirements. Providing you the peace of mind that you are selecting the right oil for your vehicle.
Multipurpose Axle oil which may be used in differentials, final drives and other applications
Approved by ZF for use in a range of Axle
High viscosity, multipurpose Axle fluid oil for use in differentials, final drives and other applications where API GL-5 is required.
Recommended for use in differentials, gear boxes and steering gears of cars. Castrol Axle EPX 85W-140 should be considered for use over the lighter Castrol Axle EPX 80W-90 when ambient temperatures are high (in the vicinity of 30C or above).
Axle fluid for use in limited slip differentials where API GL-5 performance is required.
Primarily recommended for use in limited slip differentials fitted to a wide range of Australian, American, Japanese, British and European vehicles.
Fully synthetic multigrade rear Axle fluid for racing and severe duty applications
For many limited slip differential applications. Primarily intended for use in rear Axles of Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore high performance models.
Full synthetic multigrade final drive lubricant, designed to provide superior protection at both high and low operating temperatures where mineral oils prove unsatisfactory.
For MAN Heavy Duty commercial vehicles and for all BMX conventional differentials
Castrol Syntrax Long Life 75W-140 is a full synthetic final drive lubricant which is suitable for use in axles and final drives in heavy duty commercial vehicles where API GL-5 performance is required. May also be used in light duty commercial vehicles and passenger cars. Syntrax Long Life 75W-140 is included in the Scania High Performance product list and is approved against Scania STO 1:0 and STO 2:0A.
Castrol Universal 80W-90 is a manual transmission and rear Axle lubricant. The product is recommended for Holden VN V6 and V8 manual transmissions. It is also Castrol’s prime recommendation for all transaxles that include both helical and hypoid type gears.
Vehicles with combined transmission and hypoid differentials where Castrol Universal 80W-90 is recommended include the following:
Castrol Universal 80W-90 is recommended in place of SAE 80W-90 GL-4 or 5 gear oil where improved cold shift is desired.
Full synthetic, multipurpose manual transmission and final drive lubricant. May be used in synchronized manual transmissions and final drives/differentials of a wide range of vehicles (commercial vehicle, construction equipment, passenger cars) where API GL-4 or GL-5 are required.
The product also carries a number of European HD approvals.
High quality, mineral oil based, multipurpose gear oil for use in most passenger car, light and heavy duty truck conventional differentials, final drives, non-synchronised manual transmissions, steering gears and other applications where API GL-5, API MT-1 or SAE J2360 performance is required.
It is not recommended for those manual transmission manufacturers who prefer non EP (Extreme Pressure) additive containing oils.
Synthetic multigrade rear Axle fluid, designed to provide superior protection at both low and high operating temperatures where mineral oils prove unsatisfactory. Recommended for BMW rear Axles, light commercial vehicles and 4WD Axles all fitted with limited slip differentials.
Synthetically fortified manual transmission and final drive lubricant. Suitable for use in highly loaded final drives and differentials of commercial vehicles in trucks, buses, vans and 4WD’s as well as synchronised manual transmissions requiring API GL-4 or GL-5.