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Old 01-06-2005, 11:19 AM   #1
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manual transmission fluid?

ok so when i got my tranny it was already drained so now i gotta fill it up,

i was told by the guy to use ATF fluid? is that right or is their a specific type of fluid i should use? also when im filling it should i fill it outside the car? or after the tranny has been installed?

oh and any idea of how much fluid an e36 tranny will take?
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Old 01-06-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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ATF is right, but i switched to a thicker synthetic 75-90. Your choice.
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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Revshot use redline fluid.
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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^^^ Yeah. Redline Synthetic D4 ATF fluid is supposed to be the best.
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Old 01-06-2005, 03:47 PM   #5
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redline... is this canadian tire stuff?

or i gotta search for it?
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:34 PM   #6
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I put royal purple syncromax in my E39 5 speed. It's the one to use if the trans. specs ATF. The stuff is great. I got it at Performance Improvements on Kennedy Rd in Scarberia. Was about $30.00 for 2 Quarts.
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Old 01-06-2005, 06:04 PM   #7
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Canadian Tire does have the redline stuff.
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Old 01-06-2005, 06:27 PM   #8
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Lots of my friends have used royal purple and have been pleased.
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Depending on if you drive your car in the winter or not, get Redline MT-90 if you don't winter your car, or Redline ATF if you do. MT-90 is heavier, which is great for track use, but gets kinda thick and slow in the cold. Royal Purple Synchromax is also a very good oil to consider.

If you have your car level on jack stands, it's better to fill it with the tranny in.

While your there, change your tranny fluid also.

Just out of curiousity, are you swapping differentials also, or leaving the stock one?
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im leaving the 3:91 in for now, eventually im going to switch up to a 3:38 LSD

but for now i wana goto the Cayuga in the spring and see the difference it makes VS the automatic
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im leaving the 3:91 in for now, eventually im going to switch up to a 3:38 LSD

but for now i wana goto the Cayuga in the spring and see the difference it makes VS the automatic
wow, that 3.91 open diff is going to suck for launching..... You'll love it in 3rd to 5th gear though, until you realize you can't go very fast (200ish). I have a 3.38LSD and it's awesome, although sometime it does leave me wishing I had a 6th gear, especially when the rev limiter kicks in at 241....maybe that's a good thing. Damn speed is addictive.
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:20 PM   #12
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anyone ever tried lucas oil in their tranny or diff?
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Old 01-08-2005, 09:52 AM   #13
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i couldnt find the stuff suggested so i bought valvoline dextron is that ok?
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I have had bad luch with Redline ATF. It is way too thick even in the summer. I noticed a major difference which I did not like. Going thinner when the car comes out in the spring.
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i couldnt find the stuff suggested so i bought valvoline dextron is that ok?
Sure, it's ATF, it'll work, just the Reline and Royal Purple stuff actually reduce the amount of power absorbed by the transmission. Is it synthetic at least?
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