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Manual is useless with marketing for lower cost of ownership... Maintenance neglect helps who?
Gearboxes, like a differential, transmission, or transfer case, require regular service. In the million or so miles that I've driven in my lifetime, I don't think that I've ever let one go over 30k miles without drain/refill service. I also check the cold gear oil level and top off yearly.
Learn to DIY so you don't have to pay the robbers at the dealership. Or, find an independent shop that will charge for labor while you pick whatever gear oil that you want to use for those components.
Or just keep driving with the spent factory fill fluid... and don't complain when it clunks, makes noises, wears out, or simply fails.
Customers need to educate themselves that "no service" is foolish since ANYTHING mechanical needs maintenance, whether you want to do it or not.
So many trolls so little time