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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 06-26-2011, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question royal purple in diff and tranny?

Thinking about changing the tranny and diff fluid in my 88 325 / i. I was just wondering what everyone thought about royal purple, I belive the weght I need for the diff is 75w90 not sure about the tranny tho. Has any one had any good or bad experences with it?
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They make some interesting claims which seems to be backed up by supposedly independant groups. That said, I spoke with Diffs Online about using the Diff oil and he said that a number of people had complained about diff noise with the Royal Purple product, the noise had disappeared when changed to more traditional options.
As far as the customer service goes, I rang the Royal Purple in the US from Australia and they were very helpful and forth coming with advice, so give it a whirl, but be prepared to accept that you may need to change the oils again if they aren't performing to your satisfaction.
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ok ill prob give it a shot i got a $100 gift card to advanced auto so its pretty much a free test run.
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well got the diff fluid just waiting on the gasket from pelican, and ow my ass hurts $18.99 a quart oww.
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