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matryx 05-18-2013 03:17 AM

changing all fluids
 
I'm looking to change all my fluids in my 2007 BMW 328i with a manual transmission.

I called my BMW Maranellow dealership the other day to get prices from all the fluids to change in my 2007 328i 6MT. I wanted to see if I should pick the fluids up at ECStuning since I'm heading to Niagara Falls next Saturday to pick up my rims, car parts, and detailing stuff.
They told me for my manual and differential fluid I would have to look at the casing to know exactly which fluid to use and also with the power steering fluid.

Since I'm planning to use Redline or Royal Purple I was wondering if it would be ok to use them instead? I'm thinking of ordering all the fluids at ESCtuning unless someone knows of another place with better prices in the States.

Fluids I'm looking to purchase:

-Coolant
-Power Steering
-Brake
-Transmission
-Differential

heritage 05-18-2013 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matryx (Post 1610844)
I'm looking to change all my fluids in my 2007 BMW 328i with a manual transmission.

I called my BMW Maranellow dealership the other day to get prices from all the fluids to change in my 2007 328i 6MT. I wanted to see if I should pick the fluids up at ECStuning since I'm heading to Niagara Falls next Saturday to pick up my rims, car parts, and detailing stuff.
They told me for my manual and differential fluid I would have to look at the casing to know exactly which fluid to use and also with the power steering fluid.

Since I'm planning to use Redline or Royal Purple I was wondering if it would be ok to use them instead? I'm thinking of ordering all the fluids at ESCtuning unless someone knows of another place with better prices in the States.

Fluids I'm looking to purchase:

-Coolant
-Power Steering
-Brake
-Transmission
-Differential

I'm not prepared to offer a recomendation regarding other fluid changes but do know that I buy Liqui Moly Longtime Time High tech engine oil for $27.95 (5L) at A&A auto Parts in Hamilton. That is less expensive than the same from ECS. They also have some Royal Purple products at very good prices. Might be worth a phone call.

matryx 05-18-2013 07:19 PM

I've actually well stocked for oil changes. Just not sure about the other fluid changes like the transmission, differential, and coolant

heritage 05-18-2013 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matryx (Post 1610904)
I've actually well stocked for oil changes. Just not sure about the other fluid changes like the transmission, differential, and coolant

Have the same '07 328i E90. Had the GM transmission flushed and fluids changed at an independent dealer for a cost of $325.00 which included filter and pan cleaning.

kenmasters 06-16-2013 12:20 AM

Do you a search and it may reveal a few options. However, in the case of tranny fluid the type of oil recommended changed year over year/month to month, and you need to look at the label on the transmission to know exactly what oil you need.

matryx 06-20-2013 08:09 PM

Not sure what to look for but I jack up the car the other day and couldn't find anything that I could read. I'm just going to put Redline ATF D6 that everyone recommends.

DimSumE90 06-27-2013 01:37 AM

-Coolant - BMW COOLANT
-Power Steering - chf11s pentosin
-Brake - BMW OEM Fluid
-Transmission - Redline D4ATF
-Differential - LubroMolly Fully Synthetic Gear Oil.

This is what I run in my car. 160,000K still running strong.

Max_VQ 06-27-2013 09:14 AM

My E39 has 305,000 Km and runs strong. I use:
-Coolant: BMW

-Brake Fluid: ATE SL.6 (this is the low viscosity version)
http://www.ate-na.com/generator/www/...bf_sl6_us.html

-Manual Tranny: Tried Red Line MTL, and Royal Purple. No good, the shifts were "crunchy"
Pentosin MTF-2 (designed for ZF and Getrag) http://www.pentosin.net/specsheets/Pentosin_MTF-2.pdf
-or-
BMW bulk at Budd's @ $35 / liter.

For the diff, any synthetic GL-5 in the correct weight will do.


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