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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 01-11-2013, 03:45 PM
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95K mile service transmission fluid change?

'06 E61 (530xi) service at 95k supposedly recommends tranny fluid change. I've read that some people don't actually recommend changing it (lifetime), unless problems are noted? Can anyone give any insight? I'd love to skip a trip to the dealer and do my own plugs/oil/ filters etc.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:14 PM
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I've read this too in an article by Mike Miller who is a senior BMW tech. The reasoning is that the new fluid may cause sludge to dislodge where it was previously causing no harm. This may cause the transmission to slip.

In either case, I'm in the same boat as you and am not changing my ATF fluid at this point. Now if I was noticing transmission issues, I'd certainly consider it, but mine still shifts just fine.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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Hmm, I feel the same way. What do u drive?
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