3016Re: [bmw e28] Re: Manual transmission and Final Drive Stuff
- 2 Nov 08:06diffs do not slip as such( at speed going down the highway). You may have a
clutch problem. Loosening it hot may help, but that runs the risk of burns.
Buy a good quality tool, Snap On or such and soak the area with PB blaster
or maybe Kroil. Make sure the 17mm is firmly seated
Keep it Runnin'
BMW CCA 6 Series Director
Date: Monday, November 01, 2004 02:21:55 PM
Subject: [bmw e28] Re: Manual transmission and Final Drive Stuff
Some input will help much:
1. Final drive - I was not sure if my E28 was limited
slip diff or not? I used Redline 75W90NS. I think my
diff was slipping last night at freeway speeds - 75-80
miles per hour. It was clunking and maybe slipping. Do
I put in some slip stuff or just drain it and use the
Redline 75W90 like I should have to start with?
2. Manaul Transmission drain plug - I tried to drain
the transmission. My cheap 17 mm hex acted like it
wanted to strip the plug? I backed off and ordered a
good stubby now. Is it easier to loosen the plug with
the tranny hot or cold? What the take on this? If it
does strip, I guess I can siphon via the filler plug?
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