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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-12-2011, 10:33 AM
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Question Automatic Transmission Oil

2007 530XI Touring Wagon: What type of transmission fluid and how many quarts does it take to flush the system. I want to make sure that the Red Line MTF-LT-3 D6 ATF is the correct one.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:02 AM
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According to the RedLine Application Guide the RedLine D4ATF is compatible with the automatic transmission found in your 530XI, and is RedLines suggested fluid.



According to my notes 4.3 quarts are needed during the initial fill for the standard automatic transmission (GA6HP19Z).


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Old 10-12-2011, 11:57 AM
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:06 PM
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Red line might be compatible but it's not what's currently in your transmission. Mixing different fluids may lead to unpredictable results including tranny failure.

I would stick to ZF fluids if I were you, otherwise trying to save a hundred $ on the fluid you might loose thousands on tranny repair.

and BTW there is no "flash" for these trannys, just oil refresh.

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Old 10-15-2011, 06:27 AM
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Red line might be compatible but it's not what's currently in your transmission. Mixing different fluids may lead to unpredictable results including tranny failure.

I would stick to ZF fluids if I were you, otherwise trying to save a hundred $ on the fluid you might loose thousands on tranny repair.

and BTW there is no "flash" for these trannys, just oil refresh.
+1. Use the ZF Lifeguard 6 Fluid.

Transmission Fluid/Filter Change

http://www.thectsc.com/
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