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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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Old 04-25-2009, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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differential and manual tranny oil

The manual says gl4 for the manual gearbox and 90 for hypoid gears. Is the gl5 a substitute for the gl4? Can it be used in a 1986 320i? Can a regular gear 85W90 gear oil be used in the differential or does it has to specifically be made for Hypoid gears, which by the way what is hypoid gear?

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Everywhere that I have read you can use regular gear oil for the differential, which I have been thinking about doing here soon to my 86 325es. I am not sure for the gearbox.
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Everywhere that I have read you can use regular gear oil for the differential, which I have been thinking about doing here soon to my 86 325es. I am not sure for the gearbox.
90W GL-5 gear oil seems to be the ticket for the differential (1990 3-series owner's manual).

Wipe the grime from the transmission, and you should see a sticker saying what goes in. The sticker happened to be bottom-front near where the transmission bolts to the engine. In my 91 318i manual five-speed, it happens to be automatic transmission fluid. My experience aside, you have to confirm it for yourself.

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