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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Help with tranny fluid change

Hey guys I want to change my 02 330xi auto (steptronic) tranny fluid. I went and look under my car and I have a green sticker with part number 83220024359. I bought redline D4 auto trams fluid. Did a bough the right one?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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You should use dextron VI. You may call your local dealer or insert that part number into a dealer parts site and you will told the same.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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D4 was a preferred choice for many XI owners with the GM trans. I've read several posts where it has been stated - D4 is VERY close to the original factory (Texaco) spec. It has been in more recent years that BMW recommended Dex VI as a replacement. D4 is known to blend well with the remaining fluid and be chemically compatible. User tested - user approved.

You're fine and D4 is going in my ride (74 K mi.) next spring.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #4
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D4 was a preferred choice for many XI owners with the GM trans. I've read several posts where it has been stated - D4 is VERY close to the original factory (Texaco) spec. It has been in more recent years that BMW recommended Dex VI as a replacement. D4 is known to blend well with the remaining fluid and be chemically compatible. User tested - user approved.

You're fine and D4 is going in my ride (74 K mi.) next spring.
Man that's good to hear. Thanks
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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Man that's good to hear. Thanks
Yup you're golden, many folks have used it with great results.

I used Liqui Moly top tec 1200 with good results so far (3k miles) It's spec'd on their tech sheet as a replacement for the Texaco 8072-b fluid we have.

ZF lifeguard fluid is also spec'd a replacement fluid, but at around $17 a quart, not worth it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #7
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The Redline D4 should work just fine as long as there are no other internal issues. I would not recommend pressure changing the fluid.
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