IMHO, there is no such thing as "lifetime fluid".Ripsnort said:Per the manual under Transmissions:
"Manual and Automatic transmissions, transfer box, and differential: Life time fluid, no fluid change required"
redline ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid?) and SSK (short-shift kit?)? huh? i must be missing something...TC330Ci said:I realize the manual says its lifetime and needs no change, but I want to upgrade to the redline ATF which is a much better product and produces smoother shifts, especially after installing a ssk.
I'm not sure what to do with my car. I have a manual transmission and the car has 56,000miles/90,000km already. Should I be changing the MT fluid or just leave it alone as the "liftetime" fluid implies? Dunno.ayn said:
IMHO, there is no such thing as "lifetime fluid".
I remember an article in the Roundel saying ATF should be changed every 100k miles or something. Not sure about manual transmission. I can check the Bentley for you when I get home tonight.
I didn't know that... cool... changing to Redline is definitely a good idea though, also look into differential, clutch and brake fluid.TC330Ci said:BMW require ATF in their manual transmissions. (the only difference is the weight of the gear oil)
The change to Redline 4DATF was recommended by Rob Levingston(sp?) at UUC and I've seen it reported many times on UUCdigest for other manual BMW's (mostly e36 M3's)