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Old 02-24-2011, 02:02 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Rickna View Post
From my experience BMW dealer will only sell ATF in bulk, I think 20 liters or so.
There are 2 different types of ATF used in E46 AT's-There will be either a green label or yellow label on the AT pan. You must use the same type originally used.
Originally Posted by Rickna View Post
The 1st step is to identify what type of ATF you need.
2nd step is to get familiar with the ATF service process. Done wrong you could trash the trans.
Just to clear things up for you a bit on Auto trannys in the XI.

ALL auto E46 XIs came with the GM A5S390R (5L40-E in GM speak) automatic transmission. The original fill for these trannies was Texaco ETL-8072b fluid 83220024359. BMW has since superceded the original fill Texaco fluid with a new part number 83220397114 which is nothing more than Dexron VI.

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