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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 22nd, 2007, 12:14 pm Thread Starter
 
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BMW Gear Oil Has A New Color

Just put in the syn. 75/140 and noticed that the manufacturer has changed the color of the fluid. It used to be a golden color, but now is a red. I would not think it has changed any of the viscosity factors.
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Talked to the dealer today and they said the reason for the color change was because too many people were getting it mixed up with the engine oil. Makes sense to me.
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Talked to the dealer today and they said the reason for the color change was because too many people were getting it mixed up with the engine oil. Makes sense to me.
Recently I looked at three BMW gear oils. One is dino, two are synthetic. One synth is motor-oil colored and the other is red. I used the red until recently when I switched to this. Shifting is much smoother that BMW after 10k. I'll still change it at 12k when I do the rest of the fluids (rear drive too) and compare to some of the BMW I saved from the last change. Perhaps I will send them in for analysis.

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Talked to the dealer today and they said the reason for the color change was because too many people were getting it mixed up with the engine oil. Makes sense to me.

hmmmm, doesn't TASTE any different...

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