Differential oil – which type?

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Differential oil – which type?

Postby alloriginal1owner » Mon May 18, 2020 9:10 pm

Hello all,

Sorry, I couldn't find it by search: Which type of oil and how much of it do I need for the rear axle differential in a 1957 MM?

What make would you recommend? It should be available in Germany.

Thank you!

Frank
Milly: 1957 four-door-saloon, 948cc. Moved to Hamburg 2008, off the road 2012, restoration in progress.

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Re: Differential oil – which type?

Postby Nickol » Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 pm

Liqui Moly EP 90
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Re: Differential oil – which type?

Postby alloriginal1owner » Mon May 18, 2020 9:32 pm

Nickol wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Liqui Moly EP 90
Thanks! And how much approximately will I need?


(Are you from Germany?)
Milly: 1957 four-door-saloon, 948cc. Moved to Hamburg 2008, off the road 2012, restoration in progress.

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Re: Differential oil – which type?

Postby Nickol » Tue May 19, 2020 8:15 am

About 0,85 litre. Fill it using the spout ( Schlauch) that is contained in the oil bottle until it starts to flow out of the diff. It smells horribly so wear throw away gloves! Recheck the level after a few km.

Yes, I am in Mittel Hessen
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Re: Differential oil – which type?

Postby IslipMinor » Tue May 19, 2020 10:16 am

Straight EP90 and no more than GL4 rating. GL5 will 'eat' the phosphor bronze components in the diff itself. I would always go for a well-known oil provider.
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Re: Differential oil – which type?

Postby alloriginal1owner » Tue May 19, 2020 8:07 pm

IslipMinor wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:16 am
Straight EP90 and no more than GL4 rating. GL5 will 'eat' the phosphor bronze components in the diff itself. I would always go for a well-known oil provider.
That sounds like an important point, thanks!
Nickol wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:22 pm
Liqui Moly EP 90
That seems not to be deliverable anymore. They only offer GL5 now.

I will go for Castrol EP 90 then: https://www.limora.com/de/getriebeoel-393734.html
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Re: Differential oil – which type?

Postby Nickol » Tue May 19, 2020 8:09 pm

oh weia! I wonder what I have got in mine? :(
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Re: Differential oil – which type?

Postby IslipMinor » Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 am

Castrol Classic EP90 is GL4, so perfect!
Richard




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