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Old 05-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
RigsPGT
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89-325ix oil specs?

Hi there!

I wanted to change the transmission oil on this car but im not sure what kind is suitable for it. Guys at Autozone checked it on their computer and resulted a Dexron III. Also what other oils should i use for the transfer case and the differential.
Any help would be much appreciated


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Old 05-19-2004, 07:06 PM   #2
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I have no idea of Dexron III. What type of oil is it ? An ATF oil should be suitable for transfer case.
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Old 05-20-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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Dexron III is a specification for ATF oil

I recommend you these oils:

for Diff: Castrol SAF-XO or SAF-XJ (for classic diffs - no LSD)
- specs: 75W90 or 75W140 - SAF-XO or SAF-XJ meets all these requirements.

for engine: M20 engines (little six) - 15W40 oil or 10W40. (15W40 is recommended by BMW for M20s

M40 and M42 engines: (318i or 318is, also E36 318i etc.) - 10W40 or 10W60 (for racing M42s)

Tranny: Dexron III spec. ATF fluid or 75W90 common transmission oil.

Beware - the ATF fluid is very washy, so an old and worn tranny will be noisy. But gearchange will be easy in winter, though...


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Old 05-23-2004, 05:30 AM   #4
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for Diff: Castrol SAF-XO or SAF-XJ (for classic diffs - no LSD)
- specs: 75W90 or 75W140 - SAF-XO or SAF-XJ meets all these requirements.

Tranny: Dexron III spec. ATF fluid or 75W90 common transmission oil.



Thanks man!
Do you happen to also know how much differential oil is required? Maybe i might go ahead and change that too
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