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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:51 PM
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What transmission fluid DID you use during change?

So instead of the typical "which transmission fluid?" post, how about instead we go with what fluid you used and how long ago it was.

Theres no better way to know for sure which fluid someone should use than past results!


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Old 10-03-2013, 06:00 PM
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ZF 5HP19 on the coupe, Redline D4, 60k miles ago
ZF 5HP19 on the convertible, Redline D4, 7k miles ago

No codes, faults or goofy behaviour ever experienced on either transmission before or after the change.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:38 PM
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What transmission fluid DID you use during change?

GM transmission, Dexron VI. 500 miles or so since changing at 80k. Car shifts great.


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Old 10-03-2013, 11:18 PM
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ZF 5HP19 AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF at 118k
http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...?code=ATFQT-EA

Other choice is ZF LifeGuard5 which is original factory fill
http://www.thectsc.com/products/zf_l...ner-14-57.html
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:04 PM
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:48 AM
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Anyone with longer miles since fluid change?
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:32 PM
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Mobil 1 Dexron VI full synthetic, but only about 7K miles ago, sorry.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:16 AM
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I have 60K since my ATF change using Valvoline MaxLife. I have a GM transmission and at the time, it was the only bottle I found that specifically said it was a replacement for 8072B, which was good enough for me.
At 162K, i've never had transmissions issues.

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