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Old 09-16-2013, 08:17 AM
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Scott ZHP Scott ZHP is offline
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Mein Auto: 03 ZHP, 01 X5, 73 MGB
Good news.

Keep in mind, with the gearbox/transmission, you really only drain about 60% of the fluid when you drain/fill. The rest is still living in the torque converter and theres no easy way to get at it. Some guys run the new fluid for a couple of weeks, then drain/refill again.

And while you're showing love to your X5 by changing fluids, don't forget the power steering reservior. At every other oil change, I suck the old fluid out with a turkey baster and refill it with Mobil 1 synthetic AFT (the one in the silver bottle). The PS system system uses ATF.

I buy my Redline stuff at It's the lowest price I've found and ships for free.

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