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|3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.|
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Originally Posted by Dan TM
My '87 325E had a sticker on it that said ATF only, but my Bentley said SAE 80 gear oil, or ATF or motor oil to make it shift easier in higher temp areas, so I put Moble 1 gear oil in it. Is is gonna' blow up? Why would ATF be the only option? It had ATF in it.
Also, what about the final drive? Is synthetic gear oil okay for that too?
Originally Posted by Starmavin
The ones with the red tag or no tag were gear oil or ATF, the ones with the green tag take that special oil.
As for the rear, 80W90 syn will work nicely.
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