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Old 02-23-2014, 03:47 AM   #1
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Royal purple engine and transmission oil

Always been a fan of the E46 and finally got my hands on one. And now I'm thinking of changing the transmission oil to royal purple because I need a tune up. I know for the 99 E46 pre facelift has a steptronic automatic transmission so I was wondering if I put royal purple transmission oil would be worth it. I kinda want to keep it well maintained so I can have it as a long-term daily driver. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-23-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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The "which engine oil" and "which transmission oil" has been discussed many, many times ... use search and you'll have hours of reading. You should know if you have a GM or ZF automatic transmission, as they use different fluids.
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There are better products available to use for the engine & trans. RP is too costly for the mediocrity it returns. Read the forty thousand pages of thread on the matter via search function.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #4
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There are better products available to use for the engine & trans. RP is too costly for the mediocrity it returns. Read the forty thousand pages of thread on the matter via search function.
Will do the research thanks a lot.

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