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Old 03-17-2015, 09:38 PM   #1
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Searched but still confused on which auto transmission I have. Please help!

I need to change the fluid and filter but for some reason can't figure out my transmission #. I've looked at the charts and at realoem.com but for some reason, can't figure this one out. Here is a photo of my green tag transmission. I know it's a GM but what is the right #? (A5S325Z, A5S360R, A5S390R) My build date is 2002-12-03 (year, month, day) if that helps.



(Even though the build date is in Dec of 2002 it is still considered a 2003 model)

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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I believe you have a A5S390R.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=556855

Fluid:

-Redline D4
-Redline D6
-Dexron VI from any major brand (e.g. Valvoline)

Filter:

-OE BMW ($$$)
-Meistersatz ($)

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Old 03-17-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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From your tag you have a 2003 GM "G" transmission. G is the A5S 360R. GM trannys end in R, ZF trannys end in Z.

If you had searched you would have found the post on deciphering the ID Tag i posted to.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:40 PM   #4
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I thought the 360R was only used in the 323/328's.
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