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Old 01-17-2013, 12:12 PM
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Big Mike Brown
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Mein Auto: 07 BMW X5 4.8i
As for long life transmission fluid. I changed some on a 2002 Lexus GS 300 with 125K on it. The Lexus dealer refused to change it for her because it was lifetime. When I drained it, it looked like conventional motor oil with 10K miles on it (jet black and thick).New fluid is clear and thin with a pink tint to it. I put some of the stuff that I drained in a bottle and gave it to her to take to the dealer. The dealer said they know but their hands are tied because they are not suppose to change the fluid. WTH

Anyway, since then I have never kept any fluid past the recommended change interval. I change my BMW engine Oil at 8K vs 15K-20K indicated by the condition based maintenance monitors in the car.

BTW, I am an auto technician and aircraft technician.
11 Audi A5 2.0T 8 Spd Tripotronic w Sport Pkg, 19" Anthracite Wheels
12 VW CC 2.0T [/B] stock
05 VW GTI 1.8 T 5 Spd, Coilovers, Big Brakes,

(Previous rides)
04 BMW 645 CiC Auto
97 VW Jetta Jazz 5 SPD
06 Mazda 6 Grand Sport Auto
05 BMW X5 3.0 6 SPD
05 Infiniti G35 6 SPD
04 Volvo S60 "R" 6 SPD
99 Nissan Maxima 5 SPD
91 Nissan 300ZX 5 SPD
92 Honda Prelude Si Auto
76 Fiat Spyder 124 5 SPD

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