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Old 12-01-2018, 07:46 PM
palpullero palpullero is offline
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Transmission oil: ZF or Liqui-Moly

What oil do you recommend (especially if you have first hand experience)?:

- ZF Lifeguard 6 Automatic Transmission Fluid (ZF 83220142516)

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- Liqui-Moly Top Tec ATF 1800

I was thinking to use Liqui-Moly but maybe ZF is better for other reasons?
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:21 AM
mcdanielvzw mcdanielvzw is offline
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Personally I'll stick with ZF when I change it in my 35i. BMW doesn't recommend mixing transmission fluids, and it's a newer car I've maintained for the majority of it's life... Plus I'm counting on the free replacements after the first change using FCPEuro (I really should ask about them for commissions....).

I used Liqui moly 1800 in my GM transmission though on my 328i with Lubegard 19610 Dr. Tranny Instant Shudder Fixx (typical 40ish MPH shudder started). Mostly because it's almost 10 years old and I wasn't the one to maintain it the first 116k. I'm not pouring that much money into such an old car, I just want good new fluids.

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Old 12-04-2018, 06:49 PM
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Personally I'll stick with ZF when I change it in my 35i. BMW doesn't recommend mixing transmission fluids, and it's a newer car I've maintained for the majority of it's life... Plus I'm counting on the free replacements after the first change using FCPEuro (I really should ask about them for commissions....).

I used Liqui moly 1800 in my GM transmission though on my 328i with Lubegard 19610 Dr. Tranny Instant Shudder Fixx (typical 40ish MPH shudder started). Mostly because it's almost 10 years old and I wasn't the one to maintain it the first 116k. I'm not pouring that much money into such an old car, I just want good new fluids.
Thank you mcdanielvzw; I think using ZF is the best choice. I am using Liqui-Moly Top Tec 1800 on my 2016 Chevy Sonic, and it seems to like it a lot; tranny runs cooler too! But for my X1 I will use ZF and keep everything OEM just in case; thanks!
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:41 PM
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When I look at FCPeuro, two results showed up that would suit our transmission but I would probably go with all OEM. I know ZF8 Fluid are twice as much as the others. However when you drain the fluid, you can't get them out completely so you'll end up mixing different fluid if you put different brand

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...-24118612901kt

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw...-24118612901kt
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