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Old 05-20-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
Ace318i
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Tranny and diff oils...

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 05-20-2004, 07:05 PM   #2
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Sorry, it was an answer for "RigsPGT" who has a question about oils for an 325iX.

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