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Old 09-10-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by s14DK View Post
thanks for the reply. so those above fluids are safe for 04+ x5 with xdrive correct?
For the diffs themselves (front/rear), yes. For the transfer case oil, you need something else. Go here:

No idea what the transmission itself uses. BMW changed fluids several times throughout the life of the E53. My 01 used Texaco ETL8072B, which is made of unobtanium. I changed the trans fluid/filter and cleaned the pan about 15k miles ago (at 110k) and used Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc. No issues and it shifts fine; Valvoline's spec says it is compatible with Texaco ETL8072B.

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JUST...LOOK...UNDER...THE...CAR....for`s like checking to see if a dog is male or female....
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A bimmer with forced induction should have a proper manual gearbox. Anything less is like french kissing your sister.
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