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      12-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Diff oil change.. Which oil?

I am going to be changing the oil in the rear diff (bmw dealership have also confirmed this to be the best course of action also) and need a recommendation on which oil to use. Thanks.

It's for the car in the signature.
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Why not OEM? it is not expensive at all.
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Why not OEM? it is not expensive at all.
The shop I am taking the car to will be putting Castrol original BMW spec. This is the one, right? I have seen people opting for redline.
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only the dealer can get it trust me I looked around you can get it but most of the time it ships from europe. Its good stuff use the OEM castrol ,redline equals shit compared to it as well as mobil.Go to the dealer and take a gallon and get some
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only the dealer can get it trust me I looked around you can get it but most of the time it ships from europe. Its good stuff use the OEM castrol ,redline equals shit compared to it as well as mobil.Go to the dealer and take a gallon and get some
I am in UK, so it's probably easier to get it here?
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The Castrol oil made for BMW doesn't have any magic potion.

Use OEM Castrol, Redline, Motul or Mobil. They're all great and do the same thing.

75w90 is recommended.
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I'm in the UK too and I will be changing my diff lube soon, using this...

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-806-mobi...-gear-oil.aspx
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