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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Transmission fluid for M3 e46 RP good?

I've done some research about this topic but none did state anything about Royal Purple 75w90, so do you guys know if it's any good? I've seen others say about RP synchromax...but not 75w90
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Is there a reason you don't want to use OEM Trans fluid?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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I'd say OEM or Redline. I personally am no fan of RP products.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #4
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I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to use OEM instead of RP... I thought there would be no difference and cheaper...
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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Cheap and M3's shouldn't go together. Just get OEM.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #6
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Damn it! I can't seem to get the goddam bolt off the tranny! Seems like its more than 150 ft lb torque. Starting to get my bolt rounded...
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Damn it! I can't seem to get the goddam bolt off the tranny! Seems like its more than 150 ft lb torque. Starting to get my bolt rounded...
How do you round a 17mm bolt head??? Even a China Costco tool set won't even come close to damaging that bolt unless you use the wrong size.

There's a thread sealant on the bolt. Get a small propane torch and heat that bolt up for a good 30secs - 1min. It will unbolt very quick after.

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How do you round a 17mm bolt head??? Even a China Costco tool set won't even come close to damaging that bolt unless you use the wrong size.

There's a thread sealant on the bolt. Get a small propane torch and heat that bolt up for a good 30secs - 1min. It will unbolt very quick after.
Thanks! I'll try that.
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