“You cannot use common gear oil for the BMW rear axle,” said Gary Boyd, sales manager at LIQUI MOLY. “Due to its design, the gear in BMW rear axles is quite prone to wear, which is why BMW recommends regular gear oil changes.”
LIQUI MOLY has developed the new GL 5 SAE 75W-140 LS to give rear axles the best protection.
GL 5 is a combination of fully synthetic base oil with extreme pressure additives. The developed additives make the oil capable of altering the frictional coefficient between the clutch plates in such a way as to prevent stick-slip and its consequential judder. The unusually high viscosity of 140 provides the gear with extra protection and ensures proper lubrication under all conditions, according to a company statement.
This oil performance allows for long oil-change intervals. Running noise is reduced and the gear is well-protected from rust and corrosion.
LIQUI MOLY GL 5 SAE 75W-140 LS meets all BMW specifications. “It is the right German-made gear oil for cars made in Germany,” Boyd said. “By using it you get the best performance and protection for the car.”
LIQUI MOLY is available at Worldpac, IMC, NAPA, Bavarian Autosport, Northside Imports and SSF.
You can reach TN's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected] or at (248) 747-1550.
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