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spooner_dee
11-06-2005, 10:51 AM
i downloaded the bently manual and im flipping through and it says some e36's came with this special bmw lifetime tranny fluid that does not need periodic changes... how would one find out if they have that?

spooner_dee
11-06-2005, 11:05 AM
eh never mind i found it, turns out if your car comes with this special life time fluid on your tranny will be a small green plate which says life time OL

325isRED
11-06-2005, 12:13 PM
My car came with the lifetime stuff, but i recently replaced it with redline ATF fluid, when the car is cold, shifting requires a bit more effort than it did before, but when warm, i can run through my gears MUCH MUCH smoother! have maybe 15-20k on the redline, and it still feels good...

spooner_dee
11-06-2005, 08:01 PM
is there a filter that needs replacing when doing so?

325isRED
11-07-2005, 12:47 AM
perhaps with an automatic, but not standard

BennyL
11-07-2005, 01:14 PM
hey spooner, where would this "green plate" be located?

spooner_dee
11-20-2005, 09:10 PM
in the bently repair manual i downloaded it just says theres a green plate on the tranny it self i believe on the bottom, my next oil change when my car is on the lift im gonna sneek a peek under for a full inspection and to see which plate i have.