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      04-21-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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Diff Oil With FM?

Just out of curiousity have BMW Aust used this oil?

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/imag...3222282583.jpg

There is a SIB issued in the US for M owners who experience grinding noises at low speeds:

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...45512109,d.aGc

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=155103&page=2

So has anyone in Oz used this fluid?
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      04-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Just out of curiousity have BMW Aust used this oil?

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/imag...3222282583.jpg

There is a SIB issued in the US for M owners who experience grinding noises at low speeds:

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...45512109,d.aGc

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=155103&page=2

So has anyone in Oz used this fluid?
I don't know whether it is the same oil but when I complained of grinding noise when turning BMW changed my oil. I didn't pay for it so I am not sure exactly what was used. I won't be surprised if it was that. I haven't heard the noise since.
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Yeah it would be that
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This is a common issue that goes back to the mid 00's:

http://www.m3torque.co.uk/showthread...hlight=Castrol
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      04-22-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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This is a common issue that goes back to the mid 00's:

http://www.m3torque.co.uk/showthread...hlight=Castrol
Indeed that's true, but what about in Australia do our dealers use this fluid?
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      04-23-2013, 05:04 AM   #6
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Indeed that's true, but what about in Australia do our dealers use this fluid?
Yes. This came about from an international BMW PUMA release. I bought my fluid from my local dealer.
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      04-23-2013, 06:37 AM   #7
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Yes. This came about from an international BMW PUMA release. I bought my fluid from my local dealer.
OK thanks, can you recall roughly how much it was?
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      04-24-2013, 06:54 AM   #8
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I got it in about 2009, so it probably isn't relevant now. You could only buy it in packs of 2 from memory and I don't remember how much it was $80 odd dollars rings a bell but I really just can't remember. I put it in my E46 M3 and never had any noises after that.
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