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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, May-01-2008, 03:47:28 AM   #1
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I know the topic has been beat. Ive searched and found most have recommended Royal Purple 75w-140. I use Mobil 1 oil in the engine, and have had a lot of sucess with Mobil 1, even beyond cars/ trucks. (boats) Has anyone used Mobil 1 LS 75w-140 gear lube for their differentials? Thanks
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Any fluid 75-90 or 75-140 will be fine provided you change it every 30K. If you track the ca, go for the 75-140 otherwise, it's not needed.
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I am using Red Line 75W-90, and also track it occassionally and (thanks to gauges) have never seen it get above about 200-210 degrees...key words there - "seen it." I generally take a look every once in a while on track days, but tend to leave the selector to the engine oil temp more than diff or tranny. Having said that, I'll likely go with 75W-140 RP next time I change it.
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just make sure it is the one with the ls additive already in it
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I am using Red Line 75W-90, and also track it occassionally and (thanks to gauges) have never seen it get above about 200-210 degrees...key words there - "seen it." I generally take a look every once in a while on track days, but tend to leave the selector to the engine oil temp more than diff or tranny. Having said that, I'll likely go with 75W-140 RP next time I change it.
It has nothing to do with temperature. At any temperature (whatever it may be above a cold temperature... If I recall correctly and did the math right, the 75W is taken at 45C [if I recall, 30W is taken at 0C, and for every 5W less you subtract 5C, and for every 5W more you add 5C]. Anything above 45C (about 113F) and a 75W90 oil is thinner than it would otherwise be if it were a 75W140 oil.

But yes- 75W90 isn't the end of the world. Any 75W140 weight oil with a LSD additive will do. RP is popular.

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