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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: San Diego, California, USA
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I have a 1986 325es with the 2.7 L ETA engine that I bought a few months ago and have been gradually restoring to showroom condition. I do most of the minor mechanical repair and maintenance work myself - partly to save money and partly becasue I love getting my hands dirty with this car. Anyway, I'm at the point where I would like to change the manual transmission fluid and don't know whattype of oil to use. Every time I asked someone, I got a different answer. Some people reccoment hypoid GL-5 oil. Others reccomend Non-hypoid GL-4 oil. Still others say to use synthetic gear oil, and even engine oil. I don't want to screw this thing up. Does anyone actually have first hand experience with this particular car and this particular procedure? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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