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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

 
 
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:04 PM
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Riskant, in this thread serviced his tranny at ZF Industries - Dortmund. In post #11 he posted that ZF recommends to change the ATF at 100,000 - 120,000 Kms max (60-75 k miles). That's right from the horses mouth.
Having mine done for the first time in two weeks, 65k miles. I have no idea what ATF to use (and don't have the time or energy to wade through all the opinions) so I'll probably defer to the guys at VAC Motorsports recommend. Hoping/praying my TC seal is still intact.
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