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Old 10-06-2012, 10:09 AM
snowsled7 snowsled7 is offline
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Originally Posted by robertobaggio20 View Post
Hi Snowsled7 and welcome to Bimmerfest !

All that I've written about (people having slippage problems after a regular oil change and fixing those problems after changing to a thicker oil) has been seen and done on these forums. That's where I learned about it.

You're obviously right about the problems that old transmissions have, and what I suggested earlier is not applicable in the OP's instance as he clarified later, but what I've written about has been experienced and solved on these forums by more than one individual.

Its so counter intuitive that I really could not have invented that. I get my info from here.

And there is a thicker kind of tranny oil, that someone tried after changing his old oil and then getting slippage issues, and then fixing the problem..... I lost the link to the actual post. I believe it was a royal purple high mileage transmission oil product. It was some dude in Germany crowed about buying E34s for free from returning soldiers or something..

If I find the link to that thread, I'll post it up here again.

You can not fix a worn out automatic transmission by changing the fluid. Switching to a different specification of ATF from what is specified is truely poor advice. Auto transmissions are fairly sensitive devices with specific cooling and friction needs. Deviating to a supposedly "thicker" fluid simply is not a sound solution, if such a fluid even exists.

If what you posted was gleaned from an internet forum, you should consider the source. That is not accurate information. There are tons of myths on the internet about auto transmissions and fluid. You are perpetuating one of them.
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