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      04-21-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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OEM Manual Transmission Fluid?

It is time to replace manual trans fluid...Does anybody know the part number or the brand name of OEM transmission fluid?
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      04-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Get redline it will smooth out your shifts

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Thanks, I found it. 83220309031 Pentosin OEM Gearbox Oil, MTF-2; 1 Liter; 75W-80 .
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I would expect it’s the same as my 330:

Man Trans fluid P/N: 83220406584 MTF LT-3 Lifetime Fluid. Cost me $50/L CDN (takes less than 2L IIRC)

The Rear diff was 83229415960 for $44/L CDN (takes just over 1L IIRC)
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I just looked under the car and it has a blue label MTF-LT-3.
So the correct fluid is 83 22 7 533 818 Gear Oil - 5 Liter - MTF-LT3 - For Manual Transmissions
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Man Trans fluid P/N: 83220406584 MTF LT-3 Lifetime Fluid. Cost me $50/L CDN (takes less than 2L IIRC)
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Thanks, you just answered my next question
For the piece of mind i'll buy 3 quarts.
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What's the recommended frequency of manual transmission oil change?
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every 30k
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What's the recommended frequency of manual transmission oil change?
None according to BMW - it's "lifetime" fluid. I plan on doing mine around 60,000 miles, just as I did with my E46.

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every 30k
Just to confirm - 30K miles, right?
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      05-12-2011, 01:48 PM   #11
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If you wish to follow Mike Miller's (of Bimmer and Roundel magazines) "Old School Maintenance Schedule", yes.
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Well, I was amazed. The OEM fluid was like brand new.
I couldn't even tell the difference between the new and old fluid.
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