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Old 01-13-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by j_nolesfan View Post

Thanks for your time and advice. I can agree with all points. The only issue is, my filter and pan on the HP6 ZF transmission is one unit. I'd be worried about disturbing debris in the filter or pan unless it was easy enough to clean both. I'm at 81k miles and any fluid I remove will be replaced with new fluid, definitely not reclaimed fluid.

If the pan doesn't impede the access to the sleeve, I would think I could merely top the fluid off after replacing the sleeve and avoid the pan drop. I'm going to confirm that tomorrow night, if I can make time to jack it up and take a closer look.

With that said, the way In reading your statement about recommended fluids, it appears that Mercon SP is the one you're recommend for topping off the existing fluid? Would you say the same for Pentosin ATF1?

Ya gotta drop the pan - BMW note, procedure. Note where is says drain & save the fluid.

Filter service routine.

Hey, just be patient & move it along - not a tough job. Don't forget the new pan gasket!!


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