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      09-23-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Trasmission Fluid..Need help please....

As the title states..
I am in need of help towards which Transmission fluid to buy.

I am having a friend at a local BMW change out my Trans fluid but need to know where i can buy the fluid and which one would be best for my 07 E92 335.

All the help is greatly appreciated.

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google Mike Miller BMW

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ting+for+fools

Its also in this link if it downloads all fluids are listed
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I looked up fluid type in AllData and here is what I came up with:

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Type Shell M-1375.4

BMW Part No. 83 22 0 142 516

The transmission fluid has a Condition Based Service interval of approximately 100,000 miles; please refer to SI. B00 07 02 for further information. Never mix any other oil with this transmission fluid when doing repairs or topping up.
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If anyone can chime in if they have used this trans oil in their 3er

http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Numbe..._9BA48850.aspx

Thanks Ctuna and Bimmerthis for the helping info and webstie.
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Shell M-1375.4 can found at the local Range Rover under part number LRN13754 for quart size.
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This is what I did when I changed my transmission fluid:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367729

Castrol Import Multi-vehicle trans fluid is also approved for use when needing Shell M-1375.4 fluid. See attached spec sheet in the link.
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There are several threads on here about this very same topic, I would suggest a search to find your answer.
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Thank you everyone for the great help and DIY
.. I will try and get the trans fluid today or this week.

Anyone out here in So-Cal know where i can pick up some Trans fluid?

Thank you again in advance...
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Quote:
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There are several threads on here about this very same topic, I would suggest a search to find your answer.
What good does this post do?
Everyone is so quick to throw the Search button out there for newbies...
But this is a Transmission question...not too many newbies change out their own Trans fluid..? Do you?
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You are quick to think that this topic has not been discussed in depth before, but it has, which is why I was telling you to search (search 1375.4). I have been involved in several threads on this forum with just this topic, trying to figure out what fluid to use, which is actually a direct replacement for the Shell M-1375.4 fluid, etc.

I was simply stating that there is really good information in some other threads that will answer your question if you just search around a little. They are all in the maintenance section IIRC.

And FWIW, no I have not changed the fluid in my 335, as I am only at 30k and I plan on waiting until about 40k miles to do it (probably won't change the filter at that time). I did however change the AT tranny fluid at 150k miles in my '94 530i, which had never been changed before, and shortly after the transmission failed. So I do have some vested interest in this to make sure my 335 does get regular AT fluid changes.

edit: I believe general consensus was, if you are going to change the AT fluid regularly, then the Shell M-1375.4 "equivalents" like Pentosin ATF-1 will probably be fine. However, if you are going to wait the lifetime of the fluid out (100k miles) or are in warranty, then probably stick with the Shell M-1375.4/Lifeguardfluid 6 AT fluid, which is about $45 a liter. I still haven't decided what I am going to use, but I am still leaning toward sticking with the OEM stuff.

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