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Old 08-10-2012, 11:25 AM
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Rear and Front Differential Fluid

I stopped by my local performance store yesterday and asked for recommendation on the red line gear lube. The shop owner recommended 75W-90 GL-5 as for the rear and front diff. I bought 2 qt of this. What do you professionals out there think about GL-5 and any recommendation?
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RedLine 75W-90 is one of the fluids we recommend in the E53s differentials. Great choice.
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Diffs i used Redline 75W-90 in both.

And i bought from ECS lol
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I switched out the OE fluid to Mobil [1] 75-90 Syn (GL-5) at 100k miles. At over 150k now with ks of miles towing a 6k lb trailer, even towed my brothers 7500 lb boat/trailer from north PA to Toms River NJ last month. No issues.
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Agree...had my Indie do that drain and change a yearish ago on our '01.
Fwiw, it was my very experienced Indie's first choice on brand/viz, etc.
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Hey Guys,

Thank you all the for input. I only bought 2 qt do you guys know what is the capacity of the front and rear diff and what torque should I tight but drain and fill bolts?
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Yea the rear is about 1.6, and the front is about 1., or the other way around. You deff need another bottle.
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From one of the guides I have handy fronts 1.3 pints and rear 2.5 pints
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Yea so the rear has more. I just did this about two weeks ago. 2 bottles is not enough.
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Thanx I will go and grab another one bottle. As for the front Diff do any of you guys know a better way to get to the fill hole as I know it is PITA to get to it.
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