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Old 03-08-2012, 02:48 PM   #41
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #42
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not bragging, just curious:

see my sig and the mileage indicated. (more now)

I have never done a thing to my trans. I feel like I shouldn't mess with it at this point as it already has (2x at least) the miles on it as others who have had trouble.

not now or ever have I had one issue.

should I continue to leave well enough alone at this point?

PS. I use the step most all the time.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #43
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not bragging, just curious:

see my sig and the mileage indicated. (more now)

I have never done a thing to my trans. I feel like I shouldn't mess with it at this point as it already has (2x at least) the miles on it as others who have had trouble.

not now or ever have I had one issue.

should I continue to leave well enough alone at this point?

PS. I use the step most all the time.
At this mileage i am scared to recommend anything. But if we are supposed to have lifetime fluid in the tranny, why are vendors selling it? I just reached 64k and am getting ready to flush it and get the new one in.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #44
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At this mileage i am scared to recommend anything. But if we are supposed to have lifetime fluid in the tranny, why are vendors selling it? I just reached 64k and am getting ready to flush it and get the new one in.
BMW states many of the transmission have life time fluid. But the manufactures often claim the fluid needs to be changed. We choose to side with the companies which make the transmissions.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #45
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Thanks for the clarification guys. Last time I read up on a thread like this, people were using codes and unreleased manuals to try to determine what fluid to use
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #46
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not bragging, just curious:

see my sig and the mileage indicated. (more now)

I have never done a thing to my trans. I feel like I shouldn't mess with it at this point as it already has (2x at least) the miles on it as others who have had trouble.

not now or ever have I had one issue.

should I continue to leave well enough alone at this point?

PS. I use the step most all the time.
Common sense says do it...being that transmissions often go kaput because of the fluids. However, the step thing might ruin it...one member here said his tranny went because he was sitting at a redlight and was shifting through R-D and step 1,2,3,4 whilst the car wasnt moving
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Yeah no doubt Flashtwosix! You are without a doubt one of the best advisers here!



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I wonder what his oil change schedule looks like.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #48
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I wonder what his oil change schedule looks like.
my husband and I are still trying to figure out what is "brobrah." he keep saying this over and over and it really sound cool.


btw...i didn't know ECS sells fluid. I am going to order some now.

ECS..do you know if the 75w90 (or whatever the spec on the yellow container is) is compat with a limit slip diff?
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ECS..do you know if the 75w90 (or whatever the spec on the yellow container is) is compat with a limit slip diff?
For the E46 M3 diff? I suggest the genuine BMW Motorsport Rear Differential Fluid or a good quality 75w140 gear oil such as the one from RedLine or Motul.
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e46F discount? I mean, I've basically bought my car twice...once from a dealer, and the second time from you guys from the amount of parts I've purchased
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Hey guys! We've put together a pdf to help anyone out who's looking to service their transmission. Now remember this is a write up for the E39 525i but the process is very similar on other cars, this makes for a great guide!

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