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New To BMW Which Fluids to use on E36 M3

Just bought my first BMW! Its a E36 M3 1996 with a Dinan Super Charger.
I have had it for two weeks and have already taken it to the track. It has
57k miles and I would like to get all the fliuds changed.
Can anyone suggest a high performance brand for the following fluids:
Oil
Diff
Tranny
Breaks
Power Stering

This is my daily driver and track car.

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OMFG another one!?
 
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Track fluids are all extreme for that car. Brakes are as well; you need to be prepared for extremes here. The track brakes are noisy in street use, and the fluids need to be heated to work well. You have much research to do; it's Google time.

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Thanks for nothing witeshark. The question was which brands of fluids anyone would suggest not which web browser I should use to research.

Good point about the fluid needing higher temps to work well. I live in the desert so the temps will be hotter than most.
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It's nice to appreciate what is offered in answers to such questions; if I had known more or other than, I would have posted it. And why not research this a bit on your own? It is after all your project. Forums are not a free research pool resource. They're the friendly sharing of information by the members. Oh, and Google is a search engine, not a browser; you may be thinking of Google's browser Chrome, which was not until now mentioned.

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I would use Mobil1 of your choice in the engine. Gearbox would get Redline MTL (if your car takes that type of oil). Mobil1 gear oil for the diff. Got all my info from the guys who used to race an M5 in the IMSA Super Car series years sgo. The Mobil1 gear oil allowed them to get a season in the diff instead of a weekend and that was when they chained from the Redline gear oil!

Any good coolant that's good for 150K miles is OK. I still use Ate Blue brake fluid. Grease is all Red moly Redine.

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