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Old 05-20-2004, 09:09 AM
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e30 1987 325e manual transmission fluid?

Hi everyone, I don't know if there are any e30 folks hanging out today, but I'm trying to find out what the specification is for the manual transmission fluid in my 1987 325e. The car was built in Nov. or Dec. '86 for MY '87. Anyone know?

I've read that it's pretty crucial to use the correct one. I've also read there might be a tag on the transmission that indicates which type it is, but I still need to know which fluid goes with which. Anyone? Anyone?
Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2004, 09:20 AM
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The sticker is supposed to dictate the type of fluid:

Red: ATF
Green: synthetic gear oil
No sticker: regular gear oil

But just put Redline MTL in there.
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Old 05-20-2004, 11:12 AM
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The sticker is supposed to dictate the type of fluid:

Red: ATF
Green: synthetic gear oil
No sticker: regular gear oil

But just put Redline MTL in there.
Thanks. Do you know if the eta's ever had the green sticker? I'm just curious.
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Old 05-20-2004, 11:18 AM
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I think I do... I'll take a look this evening. Regardless, I have Redline MTL in there, and it's happy.
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