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      09-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Changing my transfer case fluid soon.. What kinds of fluid have you used other than BMW?
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      09-26-2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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I'm more concerned w/ high mileage ~90k & never have changed before, good idea or just leave it?? I'd just got oem fluid
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      09-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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I changed my transfer case fluid around 75k using OEM fluid, no discernible change/difference...
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      09-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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just get oem fluid, its like $35 online. I changed mine at 50K and it was black. new fluid is golden yellow; a little lighter than motor oil. The change itself is a pain in the ass though because the space is so small for the filler hole. Follow the DIYs on the forum and you should be alright
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I'm a believer in preventative maintenance. Change your fluids proactively.
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I too changed my xfer case fluid. I had 60k and it was indeed black. If you're going to do it, use OEM. The price of the fluid sucks but I want to keep this car just about forever. My last car, a 2001 330xi that now belongs to my brother, has 167k on the original xfer case and fluid. So does changing it make a difference? Idk...but I'd rather be safe.
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cool.. thx for the replies guys
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      10-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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cool.. thx for the replies guys
I see you're in boston...i have a bottle of tcase fluid oem that i might not use so let me know if youj want to purchase it from me
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