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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 05-02-2013, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What brand of 80w90 should I use in the trans and the rear diff? Also do I need to use a friction modifier in the limited slip rear diff? Only wondering coz I wanna change both of the fluids in them. Its a 1990 model year but it was actually built in 89
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My two go to brands are Castrol and Mobil. Some people put in Redline or Royal Purple if they can find it. Personally I dont like Red Line and wont use it.
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My two go to brands are Castrol and Mobil. Some people put in Redline or Royal Purple if they can find it. Personally I dont like Red Line and wont use it.
Just the same, i dont like royal purple or mobil. Ill go Castrol. If I can ever afford to do anything else to my car.
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just opinions, best answer for you? pick the one you like..this question wont get you real answer, jus what other people use. people arent going to say i buy only castrol but royal purple is better..they are going to tell you what they use.
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