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Old 09-06-2007, 08:10 AM
blurin03 blurin03 is offline
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bmwm3coupe wrote:
Yes, the MaxLife that I used is different than Mercon V, but if you look in the can/bottle, it also states compatibility with the ESSO fluid (LT 71141).

I now have over 700 miles since the change - everything still perfect. I am going to wait another week or two and try to get to about 1000 miles to do it all over again (drain, filter change, fill-up) with MaxLife again
So you're going to change the filter again at 1000 miles?
It will be interesting to see how dirty it got.

I've been emailing Valvoline who said the Mercon V is now fully synthetic where before it was semi-synthetic.
(I think the LT71141 is semi-synthetic, is it?)
They suggested MaxLife over the Mercon V.

Keep us updated.
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