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      05-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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How much MT fluid do I need?

I keep seeing different numbers 1.4 quarts 2.2 liters and everything in between.

How many quarts will I need? I thought 2 would do it, but I want to be sure before I drain...

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I heard 2 quarts from Bavauto.com
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I keep seeing different numbers 1.4 quarts 2.2 liters and everything in between.

How many quarts will I need? I thought 2 would do it, but I want to be sure before I drain...

Going to try Pennzoil Synchromesh BTW, will post results!
According to Bentley Manual:
330i has GS6-37BZ Transmission; Manufacturer ID ZF type H.
Initial fill, new or rebuilt unit contains 1.7 US QT.
Fluid change will require 1.6 US QT.

I don't know why there's a difference between 'new' and 'fluid change.'
I performed a fluid change myself and I just filled the tranny up until the fluid reaches the filler hole -- it's about 1.8-1.9 QT, my guesstimate.
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Good deal, thanks. So my 2 quarts should do it
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I don't know why there's a difference between 'new' and 'fluid change.'
I performed a fluid change myself and I just filled the tranny up until the fluid reaches the filler hole -- it's about 1.8-1.9 QT, my guesstimate.
That's simply because not all of the fluid will drain out, so you'll have some still in there.
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Interesting, I've just started researching this oil a bit more... How did you arrive at it ?

Please post impressions as soon as you put it in.
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