View Single Post
  #12  
Old 09-17-2012, 06:04 PM
bimmerfan52 bimmerfan52 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Arizona
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 958
Mein Auto: 545i
Quote:
Originally Posted by kskane View Post
Thanks you BimmerFan32, I guess oil change is better option than mechatronics replacement.

Anyone know what oil to use in transmission for E60's ZF 6HP19 box?
I am not saying changing the fluid will definitely correct your problem but it is a relatively low cost attempt at a solution before digging into the mechantronics unit. Also, unless you know the fluid was changed recently it is definitely time to do this vital preventive maintenance anyway.

ZF Lifeguard 6 is the approved fluid. It can be purchased through a ZF distributor or directly through the dealer.
http://www.thectsc.com/index.php?p=p...d=10&parent=58

I personally use Pentosin ATF1 which is recognized as an OE alternative but if the two fluids were very close in price I would probably recommend the ZF fluid.

Good DIY on changing the fluid.
http://forums.5series.net/topic/8812...-drain-refill/
Reply With Quote