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Old 11-07-2009, 01:58 PM   #41
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Your improved section on transmission fluids still needs some help.

Some GM transmissions used by BMW had Dexron III in them however none of those transmissions containing Dexron III were installed in E46 vehicles.

The Texaco fluid you list as 7045 was upgraded to 7045E for use in BMW vehicles.

You don't appear to have any mention of Texaco fluid ETL 8072 B that was used in both Xi and non-Xi E46 vehicles with automatic transmissions.

Here is a link to the relevant BMW document SI B 24 01 98 that lists transmission and respective fluids by vehicle platform, and by model year:

http://tech.bentleypublishers.com/se...TFCapacity.pdf


Also, for a variety of reasons, I would include BMW Dot 4 brake fluid instead of the blue goo.

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cute deleting your comment and reposting it

didn't catch the drift yet? Stop posting here bmwbun

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Old 11-07-2009, 01:59 PM   #42
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um wtf just happened? Did a sht load of posts get deleted?
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:07 PM   #43
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um wtf just happened? Did a sht load of posts get deleted?
I reported most of his posts so the mods cleaned the thread but he just keeps posting here. He is throwing a fit that I'm not posting a certain kind of fluid, lulz. Says I'm misinforming people because I'm going by bmw spec... yup


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Old 11-07-2009, 02:11 PM   #44
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:33 PM   #45
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:30 PM   #46
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Texaco replaced ETL 7045 with 7045E and now sells it around the world as "Texamatic" 7045E.

The "E" (for Extended) denotes the superior additive and friction modifier package that was used in keeping with BMW's desire for lifetime fluid initiative.

Here is the product bulletin for 7045E from 2003 that helps given an indication how long ago Texaco had already made the change to the upgraded fluid:

2003 Texamatic 7045E Product Bulletin

In the past, many fanatics have observed that this fluid was only available in bulk format or 20 liter containers.

Texamatic 7045-E can be found for purchase on the web and is available in 1 liter bottles.





BMW's SI B 24 01 98 is the guiding document for automatic transmission fluids.

Here is a link to a copy of BMW SI B 24 01 98 that is available to be downloaded in pdf format for free courtesy of Bentley Publishing:

BMW SI B 24 01 98 Automatic Transmission


For GM A5S 360R transmissions the document says:

"USE ONLY TEXACO ETL 7045E (REPLACES TEXACO ETL 7045)"

BMW issued SI B 24 01 98 in September 2001.

Here is the relevant page from the document where this instruction is printed (Info in yellow box):





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Old 11-08-2009, 02:37 PM   #47
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:39 PM   #48
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Texaco stopped producing ETL 7045 about 10 years ago.

It was replaced by 7045E. The "E" (for Extended) is the important part. It denotes the superior additive a friction modifier package that was used in keeping with BMW's desire for lifetime fluid initiative.

Texamatic 7045E can be found for purchase on the web and is available in 1 liter bottles.

Here is a link to the Texamatic 7045E product bulletin.

http://www.sjk.com.my/specifications...atic_7045E.pdf


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The dealer sells it under the name 7045, not 7045E, I know as my friend who works at the bmw parts counter has sold drums of it. Stop spamming my thread, actually stop posting here. All posts have been reported repeatedly, this isn't your thread nor did you contribute anything to it, please don't post here anymore. Stop posting misinformation

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I don't deserve any praise as what I post is misinformation according to bmwbun, this thread will be deleted per my request unless he quits posting here. I will have none of it, I'm sick of this crap repeatedly happening and no action being taken against it

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Old 11-08-2009, 11:30 PM   #49
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We should ensure our information here is as accurate as possible for the benefit of all future Fanatics who read it and rely on it.

BMW issued SI B 24 01 98 in September 2001.
It's a good thing you edited your post again and posted more stuff. Ya know why? Your document is dated September 2001 just like you said, well whaddya know? Mine is April 2009 updated. Good information we post here ya know?

EDIT: And you know what? Your document isn't part of an official bmw sib, I looked that SI B 24 01 98 and that chart from GM (not BMW) isn't even part of the original service bulletin. No where in the actual bulletin does it mention 7045E, it just mentions 7045 as I have circled below. Your chart is just an add on made by bentley publishers in that pdf document. It's funny, you are using that chart against me yet when I used that chart against you in your ATF thread that got locked, you ignored it. Picking and choosing information are we?



Real BMW service bulletin:





Please don't post here anymore, that includes updating your old posts with more spam crap.

bmwbun stops posting or I delete the thread. Enough is enough and I'm very aggravated with my threads being spammed constantly by him

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Old 11-09-2009, 10:26 PM   #50
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Sweet!!! Way nicer than bouncing around page after page @ realoem.com.

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Ah. I posted my comment after reading only the first page ... I now see that I have walked into a brawl. Nice thread Neil.

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Old 11-09-2009, 11:14 PM   #51
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Sweet!!! Way nicer than bouncing around page after page @ realoem.com.

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Ah. I posted my comment after reading only the first page ... I now see that I have walked into a brawl. Nice thread Neil.
Ah no worries, the thread is going anywhere. I'm glad this thread could be of help.

But I'm not adding anymore part suggestion like control arm circlips

Any further suggestions for random parts will be ignored and reported. Funny to see a certain someone still doesn't understand what www.dealerspeed.net is
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:33 AM   #52
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Certainly had never heard of dealerspeed before seeing it referred to in this thread. I'm guessing I'm in the majority on that one.

We already discussed that the screen dumps from dealerspeed here are missing information about 8072 B fluid and about the 7045E update. And that in reality, no A5S 390R transmissions were ever filled with 7045 fluid.

We don't need to rehash that.

I did notice that the sections on fluids all ended with the phrase "See SI Bulletin 24 01 98".

Very good advice.

SI Bulletin 24 01 98 with the complete and up-to-date fluid information can be found on the web at no cost.


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Old 11-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #53
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This is an excellent and timely forum for me as I need to get some radiator parts. This is why I come here and enjoy this forum so much.
I do agree with you that the rants about fluids are nerve racking. It almost makes you want to say fluids are "users choice" and leave at that.
The realoem site is pretty easy to use as well.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:18 AM   #54
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good job on the thread. lots of info
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:16 PM   #55
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:49 PM   #56
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Just found this thread. I noticed some of the comments complain about the part numbers being specific to a particular model. I think that misses the point. Yeah I can use RealOEM.com but what I have trouble with is identifying which parts are common maintenance items. I can easily check if the part number is correct for my 2002 Cic but I really appreciate your identifying them all for me.

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:36 PM   #57
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Bump for a great piece of work I hadn't noticed before. Thanks Neil! This is a great contribution and thanks for doing it!
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Thanks for this thread neil.. Very helpful..

Iam about to do some preventative maintenance.. and i see here that the engine mounts are no longer produced..?? Is that correct or i am doing something wrong..??
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