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Old 01-02-2015, 12:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone used this seller on ebay for a service package. http://www.ebay.com/itm/360938541906
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:54 AM   #2
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Has anyone used this seller on ebay for a service package. http://www.ebay.com/itm/360938541906
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Last sumer...that''s who I bought my transmission fluid from. I bough three 5 liter jugs of the Pentosin ATF1...fast shipping and vrey good prices. I can't speak to their parts though. Maybe email them ask them for the brand name of the filter and gasket?
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wd express?

NO

get an oem filter kit from pelican, and how the f are you gonna siphon the fluid out of 6 diff 1 qt bottles

get 2 gals redline d4 and a fluid transfer pump from summit racing
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:01 PM   #4
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I plan on getting a transfer pump. Why should I get red line?

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I plan on getting a transfer pump. Why should I get red line?
what i used, i know it works , regardless of zf or gm trans
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Okay thanks my concern is using something other than what's in the transmission now and having compatibility issues
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Okay thanks my concern is using something other than what's in the transmission now and having compatibility issues
not with redline d4, you'll be fine

i got 40k on my change , i changes it at 44k and there was black sludge on pan

i beat the piss out of it , no issues

if you haven't seen this, i believe it to be the best atf diy

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...&highlight=atf


imo, the most important things with these auto trans are

a.) use the parking brake while your foot is on brake and you move into neutral, release foot, press again and put into park, leaving car weight on the pinion is no bueno

b.) forget manual mode, i move it over into sport to pass and then slide it back


these are finicky units , best not to push it
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Thanks some good info there. The car has roughly 71,000 on it and I'm assuming it's never been changed
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Be sure you can get the FILL plug off BEFORE you drain the old fluid. A lot of stories here about guys that have stripped the fill plug trying to get it off...it can be a booger!
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Be sure you can get the FILL plug off BEFORE you drain the old fluid. A lot of stories here about guys that stripped have stripped th fill plug trying to get it off...it can be a booger!
air or electric tq gun , tough spot for breaker bar
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Tough spot? You ain't lying!

I have the ZF and I could BARELY get a hex socket and 1/4 inch ratchet in there! Quarters were WAY too cramped for any sort of manueverablity.

This is what I ended up doing to successfully and easily access the fill plug. I got an 8mm allen key and fit it into the plug, then I added a 8mm deep well socket to the "tail" of the allen key. To the socket I added an 18 inch extension.

Definitely a jerryrigged solution but it allowed for easy in/easy out access while providing enough leverage to break the plug loose and apply sufficient torque when reinstalling.
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Hi, reading the issues with the auto box, im in the uk and drive a 330 with a zf box that takes esso lt71141 which i purchased on line at a well cheap price. as for the filler plug, i bought a stubby drain/fill plug set from halfords (motor factors) you get 2 double ended square sockets and 2 double ended hex, the centre of each, if i remember is a 28mm hex that i put a ring spanner over before pushing into fill plug, it fits like a glove and a tap on the end of spanner does the trick, or you can slide a hollow bar over the spanner. Also when im re-filling i go through gears as you should and to check the temp' is correct for level i loosen the fill plug and let it slowly run onto a cheap thermometer, ive done stacks of auto box oil and filter changes on my Bm's every 3-5k with no problems what so ever. Ive found theres a lot of scare mongery regarding changing oils, ive done it on high and low miliage cars, i think i have preventative maintenance OCD.

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Tough spot? You ain't lying!

I have the ZF and I could BARELY get a hex socket and 1/4 inch ratchet in there! Quarters were WAY too cramped for any sort of manueverablity.

This is what I ended up doing to successfully and easily access the fill plug. I got an 8mm allen key and fit it into the plug, then I added a 8mm deep well socket to the "tail" of the allen key. To the socket I added an 18 inch extension.

Definitely a jerryrigged solution but it allowed for easy in/easy out access while providing enough leverage to break the plug loose and apply sufficient torque when reinstalling.
def a ja move to make it allen by bmw, they do have allen sockets, but like you said, pia spot

you can get it with an allen socket and a swivel extension
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Thanks for the tip on the wrench over the torx socket going to try it
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Thanks for the tip on the wrench over the torx socket going to try it
Also put a little electrical tape on the torx bit to keep it from falling out of the box wrench. Put a cheater pipe over the wrench to get some leverage.
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I didn't see the Febi part number for the ATF in that listing. You have a GM AT, right? Most likely that Febi ATF is incorrect for your car.

I use Castrol Transmax Dextron VI for my GM AT.
http://www.amazon.com/Castrol-06822-.../dp/B008MISBP8

I use the Febi 14738 for my ZF AT.
http://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-14738...rds=Febi+14738
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Im not going to get the item on ebay, Going to order on Amazon. Im going with the castrol, if its good enough the motor should be good enought the trans, I have the green sticker GM trans> thanks

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Im not going to get the item on ebay, Going to order on Amazon. Im going with the castrol, if its good enough the motor should be good enought the trans, I have the green sticker GM trans> thanks
Hey Shack, if you are ordering from Amazon consider adding this bad boy to the mix. It is one of my favorite tools, super strong, looks great, has all common sizes, extra long handle with short shank that is PERFECT for the AT drain and fill plugs. With all the Torx bolts on these cars, that set is invaluable.
http://www.amazon.com/Titan-12715-Ex...orx+wrench+set
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cool wondering if kragen my carry that
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Check their website or give them a call...
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