Which auto transmission to I have (ZF vs GM)?
I've been all over the forums looking at various items related to changing transmission fluids.
I just want to confirm the transmission on my car without having to jack up the car.
My car is a 2003 e46
The plate on the door says 06/03 (June, 2003)
The last part of the VIN reads KP81689
The sticker on the underside of the pan is green, but I can't read the markings
(i can see the sticker is green by placing a mirror under the car)
It's a California car and so I believe that I have the M56 SULEV engine (oil fill in front of engine)
The e46 wiki states that as of March 2003 all transmissions are GM.
However, I also used a VIN decoder I found online and it said that I had the ZF transmission.
Is it possible to know for sure just using the above data which transmission I have?