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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 09-12-2014, 12:32 PM
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2003 325i Transmissions Fluid? which?

I'm trying to change the transmission fluid in 325i manual 5Speed, I would like to know what transmission fluid can I put in there for my specific car.
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RedLine MTL, or a 50/50 mix of MTL and RedLine ATF would work fine.
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Since you live in Atlanta, I recommend MTL. Your tranny holds about 1.5 quarts, so buy 2 quarts. You'll need a pump. And, ALWAYS remove the top (fill) plug FIRST!!! Why? Suppose you drain the tranny and can't get the top (fill) plug out? Ooooops!


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Old 09-13-2014, 10:05 AM
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RedLine MTL, or a 50/50 mix of MTL and RedLine ATF would work fine.
I look all over my city and could not find that Redline. I called BMW and they couldn't tell me which to get unless I have the numbers from a sticker underneath the car on the part. Would you happen to know which BMW Version they use. I gave them my vin number as well...do you really need all that info for transmission fluid ???
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Old 09-13-2014, 10:06 AM
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Since you live in Atlanta, I recommend MTL. Your tranny holds about 1.5 quarts, so buy 2 quarts. You'll need a pump. And, ALWAYS remove the top (fill) plug FIRST!!! Why? Suppose you drain the tranny and can't get the top (fill) plug out? Ooooops!


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I look all over my city and could not find that Redline. I called BMW and they couldn't tell me which to get unless I have the numbers from a sticker underneath the car on the part. Would you happen to know which BMW Version they use. I gave them my vin number as well...do you really need all that info for transmission fluid ???
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:33 AM
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You can`t be looking very hard....RedLine is one of the most common and popular brands out there....Google search "Automotive Performance/Speed Shops" in your area and try them.
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