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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 02-20-2006, 10:20 AM
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Cold Temp shifting with Redline MTL...

A lot of people (including the Roundel guys) recommend Redline MTL as replacement trans fluid. I'd like to go with that but was wondering about shifting while cold. Winter temps get down into the teens and twenties here, how do those of you who are running MTL like the stuff while your tranny is still cold. By cold, I'm talking below freezing temps. Is it similar to the Factory fill?
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Old 02-21-2006, 04:00 PM
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A lot of people (including the Roundel guys) recommend Redline MTL as replacement trans fluid. I'd like to go with that but was wondering about shifting while cold. Winter temps get down into the teens and twenties here, how do those of you who are running MTL like the stuff while your tranny is still cold. By cold, I'm talking below freezing temps. Is it similar to the Factory fill?
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Don't know about MTL. I use D4 ATF, and it's just fine. It does work a bit better when it warms up. Probably a better idea than leaving the original factory-fill in there forever, anyway.
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BMWs use automatic trasmission fluid (ATF) in their manuals, so choose wisely.
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:36 AM
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I used Redline MTL in my manual tranny and it seemed to improve cold weather shifting.
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