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Old 09-17-2012, 05:04 PM
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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.

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.
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