Cost of Diff oil change

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gasgas
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Cluck, you will have to post your trip dtails as we are heading that way at the end of January:)

Derivative
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Just changed the oil on my open diff. Fairly straightforward with some access a bit fiddly. I also cleaned the breather on the top of the diff. It's little yellow cap that clips on. Removed it and cleaned the bore with a cable tie.

Only one question for you all!

From what I've found the tightening torques for the filler and drain are the same at 27Nm. Is this correct?

The reason I ask is the drain plug felt right at 27nm with where it finished and clicked out. The fill plug however, felt like it was going to go on forever and I stopped when it had gone past the flush point. (Further than where it was when I undid it.)
The two plugs are significantly different sizes to each other and if 27Nm is correct for one (drain), I'm struggling to accept it's fine for the other (fill).
MY2018 R-Dynamic 340 coupe
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