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Old 03-15-2018, 07:47 AM
JAY11 JAY11 is offline
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Two Mobil 1 Gear Oils-Is There A Difference?

In prep for Diff oil change, 2000 2.5 Z3 76k miles

1-Is this the recommended oil - 75w90?

2-What is the quantity required?

3-I see the second one has "L.S. Friction Modifier Included." Does this make a difference? Is there really a difference betw these two, what is it, and will either one be just fine?

Mobil 1 104361 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube - 1 Quart


Mobil 1 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube LS
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:55 PM
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You do not want the Limited Slip friction modifiers.
Your newer-model differential is certainly a Torsen Limited Slip Differential (LSD) design, so it would do no good. In fact, older BMW differentials with clutch-style LSDs don't seem to benefit from friction modifiers either.
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