Engine oil & Diff Fluid - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2010, 01:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Car:
Posts: 9
Photos:
8ti9ine is on a distinguished road
Engine oil & Diff Fluid

Hey everyone just bought a 89 325is, and I want to do some service to it, I'm a firm believer in Castrol motor oil, but what viscosity should I use for a motor that has a 130,000 miles on it? It has according to the vin# a 3.73LSD, what type of fluid do you recomend for the rear diff? & Synthetic or Reg. gear oil W/an additive? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
8ti9ine is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2010, 06:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Car:
Posts: 41
Photos:
Reuvers is on a distinguished road
just did a search and seems like people here run 10w40 in winter and 20w50 in summer. Might help?

btw your your local parts shop will be able to check this for you easily in their computer when given your license plate
Reuvers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 10:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
Festivus yes, bagels no..
 
yammahamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SL,UT
Car: '01 330i
Posts: 2,991
Photos:
yammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to beholdyammahamma is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via Yahoo to yammahamma
in my 89 325i with 170k miles I ran 5w30 full synthetic Mobil 1 and in the diff I don't remember the weight but I also did full synthetic Mobile 1 with an additive because without it, my diff would make a rubbing/grinding noise when turning a sharp corner at low speeds. The additive fixed that...I don't remember the name but I did buy it at autozone.

Sorry for the lack of details, it's been a few years. Hope that gives you a little help though.
__________________
yammahamma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
german-speed-demon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Car:
Posts: 8,829
Photos:
german-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant futuregerman-speed-demon has a brilliant future
5w40 synthetic here, been run that way for the last 10k miles.
__________________
R.I.P fast 6


Two wheels or Four, I'm happy as long as the throttle is pinned.
german-speed-demon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Car:
Posts: 9
Photos:
8ti9ine is on a distinguished road
Fluid Change

Thank you for your suggestions!
8ti9ine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 04:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Rfitz25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Car:
Posts: 210
Photos:
Rfitz25 is on a distinguished road
Redline Diff and MTL in the trans check thier website must get correct fluid for LSD diff or screwed
__________________
Cheers,
Richard Fitz
'87 325is Delphin Metalic

Rfitz25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 08:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Car:
Posts: 9
Photos:
8ti9ine is on a distinguished road
Fluid Change

Much Apreciated
8ti9ine is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E21, E30)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
diff fluid change kyle2blue 3-Series (E36) 1 02-28-2006 07:10 PM
AT oil cooler & diff question mtechnology 3-Series (E36) 2 02-18-2006 11:45 PM
2000 323 Trans And Diff Fluid scottm 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 02-27-2005 07:47 PM
Trans And Diff Fluid catalyst. 3-Series (E36) 11 02-20-2005 11:50 AM
Diff Fluid Replacement CiscoKid 3-Series (E36) 1 01-23-2005 08:05 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.