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Old 01-28-2005, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I did a search on the forums but couldn't find any recommendation for a non-LSD gear oil.
Could i use 75x90 syntetic oil or do i need something else for non-LSD.
I checked the brand Lucas.. is that good?

Please help, i dont wanna screw up my diff and i becoming noisier
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75w90 synthetic Redline Diff fluid is what im using. I hear Lucas brand is good. Go for it
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i see that u're car is a 325. but does your car has LSD or non-LSD.
See the thing is some 325's come with either LSD or non-LSD, and 318's come with regular non-LSD
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I do not have LSD..To do the fluid change you'll need a 14mm hex socket that is very short in length. There is a clearance issue between the fill bolt and the spare wheel hub. Was a PITA for me to locate. I actually made my own, cutting a hex key and a socket.
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Hey man, thanx a lot,
I gonna try it today with RedLine
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no prob...To do the fluid change you'll need a 14mm hex socket that is very short in length. There is a clearance issue between the fill bolt and the spare wheel hub. Was a PITA for me to locate. I actually made my own, cutting a hex key and a socket
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