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Old 07-02-2004, 08:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I just bought a 1991 e36 325td.The car is in great shape ,but I want to change the motor oil .Since i couldn't find anything about this diesel engine,and I don't have an owner manual I' hoping some of you might help me.The question Is Which oil (manufacturer and viscosity) is recomended for my engine and how much it goes in? ghead
Q2 Which atf should I use in my gearcase(manual 5 speed) and in diff?

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Probably be 10/40w oil. Check the level using the dipstick.

You empty the old oil by removing the sump plug under the engine.
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if i were you id call up your local BMW dealership and ask what they use for oil, because i dont honestly know what the recommended oil is for a desiel engine, im assuming it the same. for the diff oil, id go pick up the stuff from the dealership itself, and for the tranny fluid any good synthetic oil should be fine to use...
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