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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:55 AM
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bmw e60 2008 transmision oil type

Dear bimmers hello

Please help me i am change in my bmw e60 automatic 2008
Atf oil 9,5 lit .and oil pan whit filter..
After this i see my oil specification is dexron 3 h .
Did a make mistake and what can i do now
i do reesearch and my gearbox i think is not exacly for this oil
please if somebody for sure know did this oil will be problem or which oil exacly is for
6hp automatic bmw e60 .
now my bmw drive very good whitout problems but in my head is nightmare about this now

Thank you in advance
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:17 AM
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Requirement for 6 speed auto = Shell M-1375.4
You need Dexron VI ... However:
Dexron-VIThe fluid specification for Dexron-VI was introduced in 2005,and was first used as the GM factory-fill automatic transmission fluid for model year 2006. All Dexron-III licenses expired permanently at the end of 2006, and GM now supports only Dexron-VI fluids for use in their automatic transmissions.[3] Fluids asserted by their manufacturers to meet Dexron-III standards continue to be sold under abbreviated names such as Dex/Merc, but the licensing system no longer exists. These fluids are not regulated by GM.[4] Dexron VI is of a slightly lower viscosity when new compared to the prior Dexron fluids (a maximum of 6.4 cSt at 100C for Dexron VI and 7.5 cSt for Dexron III), but the allowed viscosity loss during use (from shearing of the ATF) is lower for Dexron VI, resulting in the same lowest allowed final viscosity for both Dexron III and VI (5.5 cSt).[5] The intent of the lighter viscosity is to gain an incremental improvement in fuel economy by lessening parasitic drag in the transmission. Since Dexron VI is not allowed to thin out (lower its viscosity) as much as Dexron III during use, it requires the use of higher-quality, more shear-stable (thins less in use) base stocks (the base oils, to which additives are added to make ATF).[4]
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:31 AM
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Thanks for answer

Yes when i doing my research after changing oil etc i find that i make mistake about oil
Even i am not chose oil service man sell tto me this oil dexron 3 ..
So now i am afraid to damage transmision
I find oil which meet spec. From shell 1357.4
Now i have in plan change again trans oil even i must again spend some money

To mouch people say to me dont need change now
However i cant stop having nightmare about this
Becouse i know what will happend and what will cost me whan transmission is damaged
I learn this on my ex bmw e39
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:39 PM
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automatic transmission oil change

has any one used liquid moly top tec 1200 in there automatic transmission / and how is it working I have a z4 2008 and im fixing to do a oil change
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:00 PM
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I would use the original ZF transmission fluid on anything that has a ZF transmission has it for reasonable prices for what it is
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:59 AM
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Does the normal ZF transmission and the Sport Automatic transmission have the same fluid capacity?
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