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Old 02-08-2006, 03:53 PM   #16
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tell him to post here!

and i spoke to BMW, they also told me not to do anything with the fluid.

i mean, my transmission is working fine. why change or flush the fluid, if there are no problems?
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:13 PM   #17
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the Stealer also told me not to touch it, it's lifetime fluid....

The problem is that I have a small leak at the rear seal, and I have to top it up every now and again. I know I have to replace the seal and put new fluid in, which fluid should I use?
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:39 PM   #18
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tell him to post here!

and i spoke to BMW, they also told me not to do anything with the fluid.

i mean, my transmission is working fine. why change or flush the fluid, if there are no problems?

preventative maintenance. I dont think i could trust anything like the supposed "lifetime fluid"

as for what to replace it with, id ask the dealer if it should be replaced with the same "life time fluid" Which is what i would expect or maybe they can give an alternitive that will work with the tranny.
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Old 02-10-2006, 01:18 PM   #19
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Red Line MTF will work. Synthetic too.
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:10 PM   #20
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do you have a manual, or an automatic transmission?

cuz mine is auto (i know, i hate it, shut up) and it says in the bentley manual that using different fluids will cause transmission failure.
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Old 02-10-2006, 04:46 PM   #21
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in the words of mike miller "lifetime fill when they give me a lifetime warrantee"
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:10 PM   #22
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I hate to inform you but your transmission is actually an overdrive CHEVETTE transmission.The fluid you use in your transmission is no different than any other american car.If your car had a Z.F transmission than there are options.In my professional opinion,if there are no leaks don't touch it
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so while my car was on the lift, i looked under and saw that my car has the lifetime fluid sticker. There is also a code (part number) for the required fluid should it ever need replacing. So in a few months ill have my tranny flushed and filled with the fluid that it says on the tranny to replace it with, should you ever need to do work on it.

I have the code written down but its in my trunk which is covered with about a foot of snow. But if anyone wants it, when i go dig out my car later i will provide it.
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I change my tranny and diff fluid on a yearly basis with Redline fluids. No issues yet.
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I hate to inform you but your transmission is actually an overdrive CHEVETTE transmission.The fluid you use in your transmission is no different than any other american car.If your car had a Z.F transmission than there are options.In my professional opinion,if there are no leaks don't touch it
no...we don't have the Chevette transmission...the Chevette has a BMW transmission!!

Just kidding. I noticed that the Lincoln LS 5-speed has the exact same ratios as the BMW's too...
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I refused to believe that this fluid is lifetime... so i changed it!

In our manual it says to use ATF fluid, so i used REDLINE ATF synthetic! its really nice! i noticed a difference almost right away, when the car was cold, the shifting was a little bit stiffer, but once warmed up, there was a real difference.

When i installed my short shifter (MZ3), my shifting became very "notchy", but after the redline, it elliminated this problem complettely!

edit: i have about 30k on this oil now... and still great, i do plan on changing it yearly! only 12bux a bottle, problem is that you need like SLIGHTLY more then one bottle...
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no...we don't have the Chevette transmission...the Chevette has a BMW transmission!!

Just kidding. I noticed that the Lincoln LS 5-speed has the exact same ratios as the BMW's too...

I hope you weren't insulted?
Don't feel bad a lot of cars have your transmission.ie.isuzu,91-97bmw3's,528's,cadilac etc.
I just find it funny that such high end cars are fitted with GM transmissions especially when the cars are supposed to be high performers.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:21 AM   #28
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which transmissions are we talking about? the manuals or the autos?
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I hope you weren't insulted?
Don't feel bad a lot of cars have your transmission.ie.isuzu,91-97bmw3's,528's,cadilac etc.
I just find it funny that such high end cars are fitted with GM transmissions especially when the cars are supposed to be high performers.
They're not GM transmissions. They're made by Getrag, who makes them for all the above companies.
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They're not GM transmissions. They're made by Getrag, who makes them for all the above companies.

All automatics are G.M.91 to 97 3's
Standards are Getrag
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