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Old 12-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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SMG Tranny Fluid?

What are you guys using? Is it okay to use Royal Purple SyncroMax on 2003 M3?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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I think most stay away from RP and go with RedLine.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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I think most stay away from RP and go with RedLine.
Really? Why is that?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Really? Why is that?
No idea, but I never hear anyone say something good about RP. It probably don't hurt anything.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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what about diff fluid?
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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what about diff fluid?
Redline 75W-90
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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And it doesnt change the fact that it's an SMG right?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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And it doesnt change the fact that it's an SMG right?
The SMG is just a 6 speed manual with a hydraulic actuator.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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Are you talking about the transmission or the SMG
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:33 PM   #10
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Are you talking about the transmission or the SMG
Tranny lol. Was that a trick question?

Edit: should SMG fluid be changed?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:36 PM   #11
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Tranny lol. Was that a trick question?

Edit: should SMG fluid be changed?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #12
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daym ok what fluid is that now? so basically get the combo of turner redline fluids?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #13
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daym ok what fluid is that now? so basically get the combo of turner redline fluids?
I'm not sure. Someone more knowledgeable can step in here for the manual tranny fluids. I have heard of people in cold climates using Redline D4 ATF because it makes shifting easier. I think most people just use 75W-90 in the tranny also, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #14
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This is the one I was talking about.. Are these the right fluids?

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/show...ferential-oils
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #15
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You know I didn't realize we were talking about an M3. Now I have no idea. Turner would probably know what they're doing though.
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