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daveyto 05-13-2009 03:57 PM

E39 540i 6 speed tranny fluid and Diff fluid
 
Does anyone know what kind of fluid I can use in my 2003 540i 6 speed getrag 420g tranny and what can I use for the diff ( i assume I have the LSD).

I dont want to pay for BMW fluids....redline, Royal Purple?

thanks,

Dave

Oyster 05-21-2009 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveyto (Post 1301906)
Does anyone know what kind of fluid I can use in my 2003 540i 6 speed getrag 420g tranny and what can I use for the diff ( i assume I have the LSD).

I dont want to pay for BMW fluids....redline, Royal Purple?

thanks,

Dave

I have redline bottle if you need.

daveyto 05-21-2009 09:58 AM

Redline.what?

And I need more than 1 bottle.


Thanks

Oyster 05-21-2009 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveyto (Post 1304948)
Redline.what?

And I need more than 1 bottle.


Thanks

http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68245

daveyto 05-21-2009 01:06 PM

Mine takes ATF not gear oil.

regards

Dado 540 05-21-2009 01:11 PM

Why do you assume you have LSD?

daveyto 05-21-2009 08:52 PM

the dealer told me after i gave my vin. a friend who owns an m5 told me the same thing

bimmerjoe 05-21-2009 10:02 PM

you have a 6 speed and you need atf only??

you know that atf is automatic transmission fluid

Dado 540 05-21-2009 10:15 PM

Im not too sure how the dealer would be able to tell you that by looking at the vin, since no E39 came with the LSD except M5.

Now if your friend knows what he's talking about then the previous owner swapped it in.

If you wanna be 100% sure what fluids you should be using, i would strongly recommend you call the transmission experts such at "Toronto Automatic Transmission" and ask them. They rebuild transmissions and differencials for the dealerships.

http://www.torontoautotrans.com/
Ask for Bob or Mathew, they know what they are doing.

bimmerjoe 05-21-2009 10:22 PM

my father owns a transmission shop*wave*

Dado 540 05-21-2009 10:23 PM

Or just ask joe's dad lol

Fern 05-25-2009 11:32 AM

I also have a 1999 540i6 and used Redline ATF and works fine... Just noticed a small leak every 6 months or so, don't know if its related to the atf tho.. Apparently if you call Redline for trani they recommend ATF even in the manual trani. The rear diff we used redline synthetic gear oil.


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