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Old 10-04-2011, 04:46 AM
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This recent thread by Fudman has a lot of current ZF5HP19 slushbox ATF information:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > ESSO ATF Alternatives Update

So I'll update the BMW E39 glovebox printout with the following recommendations ...

Originally Posted by Fudman View Post
ESSO LT71141 is a bit expensive ($18+/qt) so I am considering ATF alternatives. ...Valvoline Maxlife ATF cautions against use in BMWs...Mobil 1 synthetic ...Royal Purple ...

... is Valvoline Maxlife ATF still considered a viable substitute for ESSO ATF?...Is Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF still considered a viable substitute
Originally Posted by dvsgene View Post
I've used Castrol Import and it runs great.... Still meets Lt71141 specs.
Originally Posted by doru View Post
Amsoil seems to be OK too. Here's the spec sheet
Originally Posted by Fudman View Post
Castrol meets LT71141 and is only $6.29/qt
Originally Posted by rdl View Post
Mobil Super Multivehicle ATF sold in Canada claims LT71141 compatibility
Originally Posted by POof540i View Post
I recently used Pentosin ATF with good results.
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