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  1. X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    I am currently driving a F15 2014 3.5x running smoothly with no issues. The current mileage is 50K Km and i would like to know if i should or when to 1- Change sparks 2- Water pump and coolant 3- ATF fluid Cheers, Wassim.
  2. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I am going to flush the fluid from the car when I replace the reservoir and I remember a few years ago the mechanic told me to buy this. Now my cap says ATF only, but I have already used a bottle of this which lasted me a while (until the cracked reservoir). So my question is can I flush the...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, and thanks in advance for any advice on this topic. I searched the forum and the Google pretty well and cannot fond a solution unique to my experience. The steering on my 2003 325xiT is (slightly) stiffer than normal and while turning my car will continue to "track/lock" into the radius...
  4. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Vehicle: 2003 540iA Sport (insert your favorite descriptor here) Mileage: 159,969 Action: Maintenance On: Transmission fluid and filter Transmission type: A5S-440Z Symptoms: None, according to records original fluid and filter First, apologies as my computer went kerplunk and I am posting on...
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hi guys, I just finished uploading a video I put together that highlights a power steering fluid replacement, without having to drain it from the steering rack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d83uXhoUcVk
  6. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi: I have a 2004 525i Automatic Transmission, 91000 miles. Transmission is working perfectly, but soon I'll been change the Transmission Oil Pan due to I observed that oil pan started to oil sweating thru gasket. I'll do it by myself and consulted 2 BMW mechanics; one of then said that Never...
  7. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    I am going to be changing the Automatic transmission fluid and filter in my 2007 Z4 3.0i I called the dealer and they said it takes ATF 2 fluid and BMW charges $35/quart. The parts guy said it takes 9.5 quarts--- OUCH. Any advice on using non-BMW fluids? I checked Advanced Auto Web site...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hello, having difficulty with my E39 and was hoping the board can chime in to diag and solve this issue im having. About a week ago I heard a strange noise coming from underneath the hood of my car, I lifted up the hood and it seems like a screeching sound coming from the ATF canister. When you...
  9. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I was really confused lately on whether PS fluid same one as transmission fluid?! it says ATF only on the PS reservoir but I coudn't find any power steering fluid that says ATF, instead I found ATF Drexon/Mercon. Would someone clear that up for me? Since it says ATF only on power steering cap...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Just got a 1998 528i, the guy I bought it from was the second owner. He got it with 60k miles so I'm assuming the ATF wasn't changed for him. He also was a firm believer of BMWs lifetime tranny fluid so he never had it changed. Now the car has 180,000 miles, and has yet to see an ATF change...
  11. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    First, I am replacing my transmission fluid and have a GM transmission (1998 528i). Recommended fluid is dexron iii / merc. Does brand name matter? Advanced auto parts has their own fluid for less than $5 per quart. Also, I've read that I can use dexron vi because it is backwards compatible...
  12. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    New to this thread, found a lot of helpful things around here. But I cannot for the life of me find out how many quarts of ATF it'll take. Also if there were any helpful hints on what to do about a broken glove compartment... (With the owner's manual inside.) I'd really hate to have to call the...
  13. Parting Out
    Up for sale a 20L jug with about 5L (1/3 of tank) of Esso LT71141 ATF fluid remaining. I got this to perform regular ATF changes on my 2002 e39 530i (recommended interval is 50K miles) and this is a leftover fluid which I am selling since my car has been sold. This ATF is compatible with most...
  14. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    2001 325i, Auto, 119K And that's exactly what I hear when braking or coasting and then THUD! from what feels like the center of the car, RPMs bounce and then normalcy. There is a leak from atop the unit next to the oil filter... looks like a transmission fill?... not sure what the name is. I...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I did ATF fluid drain and fill last few days. I used the Valvoline MaxLife D/M ATF fluid. The tag on the bottle clearly indicates it applies to BMW 7045E although the viscosity of the ATF at 100C is only 6.8 or so. After the drain and fill, there is a burning smell at low gear. It is very...
  16. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Picture this. 6am. Dark outside. Groggy and cranky en route to Orlando, a 4 hour drive. Stop at gas station to add oil. Due to being groggy and cranky, not wearing glasses, I pour oil into ATF tank. YIKES! Once realized it, stuffed it with paper towels to absorb it out. Car didnt explode, so...
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I recently purchased a 98 528i auto, the car looks and runs just about perfect for a used car with 156K on it quite surprised in all honesty, I was very weary of buying a old BMW with those miles on it with no records with the exception the engine was replaced with one which had 57K on it I have...
  18. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I have heard some good things about Red Line ATF for our vehicles. Anyone have any other recomendations or opinions on Red Line? I will be changing my tranny fluid very soon.
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