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I see that I should be using a 90W SAE GL50 Hypoid Gear Oil in my 2002 RT for final drive and transmission. I bought some, but of course replacing both takes more than 1 litre, so I had some 80W90 SAE GL50 Hypoid Gear Oil that I used to top up what little I needed. Everything seems fine so far, but I was wondering if that was a smart thing to do?

 

I am leaving on a 5000 mile trip tomorrow and if the consensus is that it was a dumb thing to do, I want to get the oil changed pdq.

 

thanks to all who reply. thumbsup.gif

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RiP,

You're OK with the 80W90 GL5, Don't worry about it.

 

Regina huh? We stayed right across from the gambling casino on our finish to the 3-Flags one year. Nice town.

Where are you headed for your 5K trip?

Mick

Tucson

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RiP,

You're OK with the 80W90 GL5, Don't worry about it.

 

Regina huh? We stayed right across from the gambling casino on our finish to the 3-Flags one year. Nice town.

Where are you headed for your 5K trip?

Mick

Tucson

 

Thanks Mick for the reply. cool.gif One less thing for me to have to do today! clap.gif

 

I was down at the hotel and did some visiting when the 3 Flags ended up here. Found out about the 3 Flags run about a week before it happened. Sounds like a lot of fun. One of these years.... tongue.gif

 

We are heading from Regina, down thru Denver, Alburqurque <sp?> then into Scottsdale. We have a 4 day computer geek conference we are attending. Then we are heading from there down to Houston for a couple of days. Then will wander thru Kansas City on the way back - meet up with one of the local MSF instructors I met in Long Beach this spring. Then wander on back home. Almost made it last year except for a final drive bearing going kaput (see Stranded in Van Horne Texas if its still on the forum).

 

Anyway, thanks again. Onward...

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Paul Mihalka

You are perfectly OK for now. Where you live, once the summer weekend is over, I would not use straight 90 oil. 80W/90 is OK, I would prefer 75W/90,or 75W/140 to use all year round.

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Run what you got.....BTW, remember, on cold morning starts, pull the clutch in for reduced starter motor load. Other than that?....see below.

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Run what you got.....BTW, remember, on cold morning starts, pull the clutch in for reduced starter motor load. Other than that?....see below.

 

Thanks 4 the tip! Darn you anyway encouraging me to get out riding. Maybe I will go "practice" a bit cool.gif

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Run what you got.....BTW, remember, on cold morning starts, pull the clutch in for reduced starter motor load. Other than that?....see below.

 

Thanks 4 the tip! Darn you anyway encouraging me to get out riding. Maybe I will go "practice" a bit cool.gif

 

By practice do you mean sitting on your BMW on the center stand, hunched over, twisting the throttle and going "vrooooom-vroooommmm" while you wife watches and darns you socks? If so, better sell your BMW to me........

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Run what you got.....BTW, remember, on cold morning starts, pull the clutch in for reduced starter motor load. Other than that?....see below.

 

Thanks 4 the tip! Darn you anyway encouraging me to get out riding. Maybe I will go "practice" a bit cool.gif

 

By practice do you mean sitting on your BMW on the center stand, hunched over, twisting the throttle and going "vrooooom-vroooommmm" while you wife watches and darns you socks? If so, better sell your BMW to me........

 

Darning socks? Now that would be a site to see and probably not in this lifetime! Oh well, I decided to do some real practice - went out dodging cages this afternoon. Fun. Nice and sunny, a little wind. To bad tomorrows forecast is for rain. Not that we haven't always left in rain and/or snow and/or 60 mile an hour winds and/or sleet and/or... Just makes getting into the 100F temps seem so much nicer... tongue.gif

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I see that I should be using a 90W SAE GL50 Hypoid Gear Oil in my 2002 RT for final drive and transmission. I bought some, but of course replacing both takes more than 1 litre, so I had some 80W90 SAE GL50 Hypoid Gear Oil that I used to top up what little I needed. Everything seems fine so far, but I was wondering if that was a smart thing to do?

All GL oils are chemically compatible. Both 90 and 80W90 are allowed by BMW. So there's no reason why they cannot be mixed.

 

Bob.

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Run what you got.....BTW, remember, on cold morning starts, pull the clutch in for reduced starter motor load. Other than that?....see below.

 

Thanks 4 the tip! Darn you anyway encouraging me to get out riding. Maybe I will go "practice" a bit cool.gif

 

By practice do you mean sitting on your BMW on the center stand, hunched over, twisting the throttle and going "vrooooom-vroooommmm" while you wife watches and darns you socks? If so, better sell your BMW to me........

 

Darning socks? Now that would be a site to see and probably not in this lifetime! Oh well, I decided to do some real practice - went out dodging cages this afternoon. Fun. Nice and sunny, a little wind. To bad tomorrows forecast is for rain. Not that we haven't always left in rain and/or snow and/or 60 mile an hour winds and/or sleet and/or... Just makes getting into the 100F temps seem so much nicer... tongue.gif

 

So, is your wife anti-sock darning? I am married to a beautiful Canadian gal and she darns socks...now, how much do you want for that hunk of junk BMW?

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Run what you got.....BTW, remember, on cold morning starts, pull the clutch in for reduced starter motor load. Other than that?....see below.

 

Thanks 4 the tip! Darn you anyway encouraging me to get out riding. Maybe I will go "practice" a bit cool.gif

 

By practice do you mean sitting on your BMW on the center stand, hunched over, twisting the throttle and going "vrooooom-vroooommmm" while you wife watches and darns you socks? If so, better sell your BMW to me........

 

Darning socks? Now that would be a site to see and probably not in this lifetime! Oh well, I decided to do some real practice - went out dodging cages this afternoon. Fun. Nice and sunny, a little wind. To bad tomorrows forecast is for rain. Not that we haven't always left in rain and/or snow and/or 60 mile an hour winds and/or sleet and/or... Just makes getting into the 100F temps seem so much nicer... tongue.gif

 

So, is your wife anti-sock darning? I am married to a beautiful Canadian gal and she darns socks...now, how much do you want for that hunk of junk BMW?

 

Me and my wife are both anti-sock darning! I will let you know how much I want for Big Blue. If it breaks down again on the way to Houston, it might go for the price of a plane ticket home!!! eek.gif

 

But being a BMW that is cared for and ridden like it should - doubt it will be up for sale any time soon.

 

Have to go dig out my rain gear - went from nice sunny day to overcast and possible thundershowers. Learned in Denver that if you are caught in lightning storm, don't look at the lightning and it won't hit you! clap.gif

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