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Old 03-14-2010, 01:02 PM
ard ard is offline
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Mein Auto: '12 X5 35d/E39M5/996TTX50
Same fluid for all 2001 X5 4.4s...mileage doesn't matter.

Here:

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...hange-diy.html

http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/...nce-guide.html

Search is amazing...

I have a 2001 MDX that I use as the beater ski car... finally replaced the tranny at 208k miles. I did full "3x drain and fills" on that car every 40k miles: Drain out 4L, fill...drive to hot... repeat. in 3x cycles you get essentially 95% of the old fluid out. This retained my factory warranty/extended warranty since I did not do a 'flush'. I found it pretty easy to do, and just kept it up past 100k. Given the horrendous reputation those first year MDX trannies had, I think this was admirable longevity.
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