dunk1

LSD Oil

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dunk1   

I've had a search but thought i'd get your input on what oil you use in the lsd diffs 

 

2004 330 Ci M sport 

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momo   

Not sure there's many LSD owners left on here tbh..

Have you tried Opie for a suggestion?

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dunk1   
4 minutes ago, momo said:

Not sure there's many LSD owners left on here tbh..

Have you tried Opie for a suggestion?

I'm just on Opie's site now and it doesn't mention LSD's, i've popped my

reg in and its come up with my car and lists one option of Motul Gear 300 synthetic 75w90

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momo   

Give them a call - was much easier when you could just message Guy directly! :lol:

He always seemed to know his stuff..

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dunk1   

Think i'll just call BMW and see if they can sell me it without raping me 

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dunk1   

Just spoke to my local BMW dealer and its £35 for 1 litre !!! the diff holds 1 litre

He's just told me its sealed for life set up on those so should i bother changing it ?

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momo   

That'll be standard open diff oil, not LSD oil.

Standard diffs are supposed to be sealed for life but most people replace the oil anyway as the fill/drain plugs are relatively accessible.

I would imagine LSD oil would be different to standard crappy diff oil.

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dunk1   

He got the oil from my chassis number so i can't see that being wrong, i'm not 

paying £35 a litre for it thats for sure. i'll speak to Noel at NCB Autokraft and see 

what he recommends 

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momo   

Ok, so to confirm - you have a standard, open diff or an aftermarket LSD (Quaife/Gripper etc..)?

No E46 comes with an LSD apart from the M3 from factory.

If it's the standard diff then this should do - it's what I put in mine.

https://www.opieoils.co.uk//p-737-castrol-syntrax-longlife-75w-90-fully-synthetic-car-gearbox-oil-formerly-saf-xo.aspx

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oilman   
On 05/12/2018 at 09:18, dunk1 said:

I've had a search but thought i'd get your input on what oil you use in the lsd diffs 

 

2004 330 Ci M sport 

Hi,

Has your E46 got the factory fitted LSD option or have you fitted an aftermarket LSD? The 330Ci M Sport does not come as standard with an LSD.

Regards

Jack

 

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