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Old 05-18-2013, 03:17 AM   #1
matryx
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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
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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I've actually well stocked for oil changes. Just not sure about the other fluid changes like the transmission, differential, and coolant
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:20 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:37 AM   #7
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-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.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #8
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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
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BMW bulk at Budd's @ $35 / liter.

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